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Manpreet Singh vs State Of Punjab & Another on 31 May, 2017


Criminal Misc. M- No. 8935 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : May 31, 2017

Manpreet Singh …..Petitioner


State of Punjab and another ….Respondents


Present: Mr. Karan Garg, Advocate
for the petitioner.

Ms. Shivali, AAG, Punjab.

Mr. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.


Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the

petitioner in FIR No. 47 dated 22.09.2016 registered under Sections 406,

498A IPC at Police Station Women, Bathinda.

It is submitted that a settlement has been arrived at between the

parties. The Panchayati agreement dated 16.02.2017 is annexed as

Annexure P-2. The petitioner and his wife – respondent No. 2 have decided

to part ways. Petition under Section 13-B of the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

has been filed. Part payment in terms of settlement has been received by

respondent No. 2.

Learned counsel for respondent No. 2 submits that in view of

the settlement between the parties, respondent No. 2 has no objection to the

grant of anticipatory bail to the petitioner.

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Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from ASI Fauji

Ram, submits that the petitioner has joined investigation. He is not required

for custodial interrogation.

There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the

petitioner is likely to abscond, if released on bail.

Keeping in view the facts and circumstances especially the

settlement arrived at between the parties but without expressing any opinion

on the merits of case, it is considered just and expedient to allow this

petition. Consequently, order dated 17.03.2017 is made absolute.

Liberty is afforded to respondent No. 2 to move an appropriate

application in case the petitioner does not comply with or adhere to the

terms and conditions of the settlement arrived at between the parties.

(Lisa Gill)
May 31, 2017 Judge

Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes

Whether reportable : Yes/No

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