C.R.M. 1059 of 2018
sg Ct. No.28
In Re: – An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
(Allowed) Procedure filed on 02/02/2018 in connection with Ranaghat Women P.S. Case No.
04/2018 dated 17.01.2018 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code and
Section 4 of the D.P. Act.
In the matter of: Manika Debnath nee Manika Das @ Matu Das
Mr. Sandipan Ganguly, Sr. Adv.
Mr. Khalid Ali, Adv.
…for the petitioner
Mr. Saswata Gopal Mukherjee, PP.
Mr. Ayan Basu, Adv.
…for the State
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that the petitioner is a married sister-in-law of
the victim and she did not reside in the matrimonial home where the victim suffered unnatural
Learned lawyer for the State opposes the prayer for bail.
We have considered the materials on record and bearing in mind the fact that the
petitioner did not reside with the couple at the matrimonial home and the extent of complicity of
the petitioner in the alleged crime, we are of the opinion that custodial interrogation may not be
necessary and she may be granted anticipatory bail.
In the event of arrest, the petitioner shall be released on bail upon furnishing bond of
Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) with two sureties of like amount to the satisfaction of the
arresting officer subject to the conditions as laid down under Section 438(2) of the Code of
Criminal Procedure, 1973.
The application for anticipatory bail is, accordingly, allowed.
Urgent photostat certified copy of this order, if applied for, be supplied expeditiously
after complying with all necessary legal formalities.
(Rajarshi Bharadwaj, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)