201 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. No. M- 7152 of 2016 (OM)
Date of decision : November 24, 2017
Union Territory, Chandigarh and another ….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. R.K. Bamal, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Mr. G.S. Chahal, APP, UT, Chandigarh.
Mr. Ajay Singla, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No. 19 dated 03.02.2016 under Sections 406/498A IPC
registered at Women Police Station, Chandigarh.
It is informed during the pendency of this petition, the matter
has been amicably resolved between the parties before the Mediation and
Conciliation Centre of this Court. Settlement/agreement dated 23.08.2017
was taken on record on 23.08.2017. It is informed that petition under
Section 13B of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 has been filed. Part of the settled
amount has been handed over to respondent No. 2. The petitioner, it is
stated, undertakes to abide by the terms and conditions of the settlement.
Learned counsel for respondent No. 2 verifies and affirms the
above said factual position and submits that respondent No. 2 has no
objection if this petition is allowed, subject to the petitioner strictly adhering
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to the terms and conditions of the settlement. It is, thus, prayed that this
petition be allowed.
Learned counsel for the Union Territory, Chandigarh verifies
that the petitioner has since joined investigation. He is not involved in any
other criminal case.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the
witnesses from deposing true facts in the Court, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the facts and circumstances noted above but
without expressing any opinion on the merits of case, it is considered just
and expedient to allow this petition. Consequently, order dated 27.02.2016
is made absolute.
However, liberty is afforded to respondent No.2 to move an
appropriate application in this matter, in case, the terms and conditions of
settlement between the parties are not adhered to by the petitioner.
November 24, 2017 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes/No
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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