IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ALEXANDER THOMAS
THURSDAY, THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2019 / 28TH AGRAHAYANA, 1941
Bail Appl..No.8931 OF 2019
CRIME NO.1116/2019 OF Kollam West Police Station , Kollam
AGED 54 YEARS
W/O GANESANRAJAN, AJEESHBHAVAN , PALACE WARD,
KRISHNAPURAM P.O, KAYAMKULAM , ALAPPUZHA, PIN- 690
STATE OF KERALA
THROUGH THE STATION HOUSE OFFICER, KOLLAM WEST POLICE
STATION, REPRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR , HIGH
COURT OF KERALA. PIN- 682 031.
SRI.SAIJI JACOB PALATTY- SR.GP
THIS BAIL APPLICATION HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON
19.12.2019, THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
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ALEXANDER THOMAS, J.
B.A. No. 8931 of 2019
Dated this the 19th day of December, 2019
The sole petitioner herein has been arrayed as the 3 rd accused in the
instant Crime No.1116/2019 of Kollam West Police Station which has been
registered for the offences punishable under Secs.498A, 323, 341 and 34 of
the SectionIPC pursuant to the private criminal complaint filed by the lady defacto
complainant before the learned Magistrate as he issued directions under
Sec.156(3) of the SectionCr.P.C. to the Police to register a crime and conduct the
investigation as to the allegations raised thereon. The lady defacto
complainant is the wife of A1. A2 and the petitioner herein (A3) are the
father and mother respectively of A1.
2. The brief of the prosecution case is that after the marriage of
the abovesaid spouses on 19.11.2017, the accused persons have treated the
lady defacto complainant with cruelty and harassment and that they used
to allege that the gold ornaments brought by her are much less and that she
lacks beauty and they demanded her to bring more gold ornaments and
dowry and the accused persons used to physically and mentally harass her
and had forced her to go to her parental home on 18.03.2018 and that on
22.09.2019, the accused persons had gone to lady’s parental home and
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assaulted lady by catching hold of her hair and had slapped on her cheek
and had pulled her down and A3 had hit on her stomach and A2 had
restrained her and had hit on the back of her neck and that the accused
persons had committed the abovesaid offences.
3. The learned counsel appearing for the petitioner would submit
that the abovesaid allegations are false and baseless and that it is only on
account of the temperamental differences of the lady defacto complainant
and her lack of adjustment that the matrimonial disputes have arisen and
that the allegations are made falsely to give colour to her case etc. Further,
it is pointed out that on account of the marital disputes, A1 was constrained
to file O.P.(HMA) No.915/2019 on the file of the Family Court, Mavelikkara
seeking divorce on 23.07.2019. It is only thereafter that the lady defacto
complainant has raised the instant false allegations as a counter blast to the
divorce proceedings and that the accused persons herein have returned all
her gold ornaments and other valuables to the lady and that too, in the
presence of the Police etc. Further it is pointed out that A1 and A2 are now
abroad and hence, they are not in a position to move for anticipatory bail
presently and that they would take necessary steps immediately after their
returning back to India.
4. After hearing both sides and after careful evaluation of the facts
and circumstances of this case, this Court is inclined to take the view that
the custodial interrogation of the petitioner is not necessary or warranted
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for effectuating the fair and smooth conduct of the investigation of this
5. Accordingly, it is ordered that in the event of the petitioner
being arrested by police in connection with the abovesaid crime, he shall be
released on bail on his executing a bond for Rs.40,000/- (Rupees Forty
Thousand only) each and on furnishing two solvent sureties for the
likesum, both to the satisfaction of the Investigating Officer concerned.
6. Further, it is ordered that it will be subject to following
(1) The petitioner shall not involve in any criminal offences of similar
(2) The petitioner shall fully co-operate with the investigation.
(3) The petitioner shall report before the Investigating Officer as and
when required in that connection.
(4) The petitioner shall not influence witness or shall not tamper or
attempt to tamper evidence in any manner, whatsoever.
(5) If there is any violation of the abovesaid conditions by the
petitioner then the jurisdictional court concerned will stand hereby
empowered, to consider the plea for cancellation of bail at the
With these observations and directions, the above Bail Application
will stand disposed of.