CRM 1380 of 2020
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of
Criminal Procedure filed on 06.02.20 in connection with Sagardighi P.S. Case
No.481 of 2019 dated 25.09.2019 under Sections 498A/302/120B/34 of the
Indian Penal Code Section 3 / 4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.
In Re: Benjura Khatun Bibi @ Benjura Bibi Anr.
… … Petitioners.
Ms. Sreyashee Biswas
… for the Petitioners.
Mr. S.G. Mukherjee, Ld. PP.
Mr. Aniket Mitra
… … for the State.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that they are the alleged sisters-
in-law of the victim and do not ordinarily reside in the matrimonial home of the
victim lady and the incident occurred 12 years after marriage.
Learned lawyer for the State opposes the prayer for anticipatory bail.
Having considered the materials on record and keeping in mind the
complicity of the petitioners in the alleged crime in the light of the submission
that they do not ordinarily reside in the matrimonial home of the victim, we are
inclined to grant anticipatory bail to them.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the petitioners be
released on bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand
only) each, with two sureties of like amount each, one of whom must be local, to
the satisfaction of the arresting officer and also be subject to the conditions as
laid down under Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and on
condition that the petitioners shall appear before the investigating officer and
hand over their passports, if any, within a fortnight from date. In the event they
does not have passports, they shall personally appear before the investigating
officer and furnish affidavits to that effect within the time frame mentioned
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)