IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V
WEDNESDAY, THE 21ST DAY OF NOVEMBER 2018 / 30TH KARTHIKA, 1940
Bail Appl..No. 5988 of 2018
CRIME NO. 643/2018 OF PARAVOOR POLICE STATION, KOLLAM
GANGA, AGED 56 YEARS,
W/O. LATE CHANDRACHOODAN NAIR,
RESIDING AT UTHRADOM, KOTTAPPURAM,
BY ADV. SRI.R.N.SANDEEP
1 STATE OF KERALA,
REPRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR,
HIGH COURT OF KERALA, ERNAKULAM-682 031
2 SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE
PARAVOOR POLICE STATION, PARAVOOR, KOLLAM-695311
SRI.AMJAD ALI SR. PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
THIS BAIL APPLICATION HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON 21.11.2018,
THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
This application is filed under Section 438 of the Cr.P.C.
2. The applicant herein is the 2nd accused in Crime No.643 of
2018 registered at the Paravur Police Station under Sections 294(b),
323, 324, 498A, 354A, 377 and 511 r/w. Section 34 of the IPC.
3. The 1st accused in the above crime is the son of the
applicant herein. The de facto complainant is the daughter-in-law of
the applicant. In her complaint, she alleges that the 1 st accused
married her on 20.10.2017 after receiving large sum of money and
gold by way of dowry. After the marriage, the entire gold ornaments,
except about 6 sovereigns, were taken away by the applicant. It is
also alleged that the accused Nos.1 and 2 compelled the de facto
complainant to have a sexual relationship with the 3 rd accused, who
is the brother of the 1st accused. It is also alleged that on
24.02.2018, the applicant herein assaulted her with a broom and
refused entry to the kitchen and bedroom.
4. The learned counsel appearing for the applicant would
contend that the de facto complainant had initiated various
proceedings before the Family Court and the same was pending. In
those proceedings, her specific allegation was that she had left the
matrimonial home on 24.02.2018. The complaint which led to the
registration of the crime was lodged on 19.07.2018, about 5 months
after the de facto complainant had left the matrimonial home.
According to the learned counsel, the applicant is a lady aged 56
years with no criminal antecedents and if she is arrested and
detained on these allegations, she would be subjected to gross
5. Heard the learned Public Prosecutor and I have gone
through the case diary.
6. There cannot be any doubt that serious allegations have
been levelled against the accused. As to whether there is any truth
in the allegations will be borne out only after investigation.
Proceedings are pending between the spouses in the Family Court.
In the facts and circumstances, I do not think that the custodial
interrogation of the applicant is necessary for an effective
investigation. Sufficient conditions can be imposed to ensure that
the investigation proceeds in a free and fair manner and the
applicant co-operates with the investigation.
7. In the result, this application will stand allowed. The
applicant shall appear before the Investigating Officer within ten
days from today and shall undergo interrogation. Thereafter, if she
is proposed to be arrested, she shall be released on bail on her
executing a bond for Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty thousand only) with
two solvent sureties each for the like sum. However, the above
order shall be subject to the following conditions:
(i) The applicant shall co-operate with the investigation
and shall appear before the Investigating Officer on every
Saturdays between 9 A.M and 11 A.M. for a period of two
months or till final report is filed whichever is earlier.
ii) She shall not directly or indirectly make any
inducement, threat or promise to any person acquainted
with the facts of the case so as to dissuade him/her from
disclosing such facts to the court or to any police officer.
iii) She shall not commit any similar offence while on bail.
In case of violation of any of the above conditions, the jurisdictional
Court shall be empowered to consider the application for
cancellation, if any, and pass appropriate orders in accordance with
RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V.,
krj //TRUE COPY// P.A. TO JUDGE