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Nandeesh @ Papanna vs The State Of Karnataka on 19 December, 2018

CRL.P.NO.5541/2018
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IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU

DATED THIS THE 19TH DAY OF DECEMBER 2018

BEFORE

THE HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE K.S.MUDAGAL

CRIMINAL PETITION NO.5541 OF 2018

BETWEEN:

NANDEESH @ PAPANNA
S/O NARAYANASWAMY
AGED ABOUT 33 YEARS
GANJARALAHALLI
SHIVANAPURA VILLAGE
NANDAGUDI HOBLI
HOSAKOTE TALUK
BENGALURU RURAL 563 114. …PETITIONER

(BY SRI PRADEEP C.S. ADV.)

AND

THE STATE OF KARNATAKA
BY NANDAGUDI POLICE
REPTD. BY HIGH COURT
GOVERNMENT PLEADER
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA
BANGALORE 560 001. …RESPONDENT

(BY SMT. NAMITHA MAHESH B.G., HCGP)

THIS CRIMINAL PETITION IS FILED UNDER
SECTION 439 OF CR.P.C PRAYING TO ENLARGE THE
PETITIONER ON BAIL IN CR.NO.77/2018 REGISTERED
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BY NANDAGUDI POLICE STATION, BENGALURU
DISTRICT AND IN S.C.NO.169/2018 PENDING BEFORE
THE VIII ADDITIONAL DISTRICT AND SESSIONS
JUDGE, BENGALURU RURAL DISTRICT, BENGALURU
FOR THE OFFENCE P/U/S 498 (A) AND 306 OF I.P.C.

THIS CRIMINAL PETITION COMING ON FOR ORDERS
THIS DAY, THE COURT MADE THE FOLLOWING:

ORDER

Nandagudi Police have charge sheeted the

petitioner in Crime No.77/2018 of their Police Station

for the offences punishable under Sections 498A and

306 of Indian Penal Code.

2. The marriage of the petitioner with Pramila

was solemnized about nine years prior to 03.04.2018.

The couple have two sons aged five years and two years.

On 13.04.2018 at 10.00 a.m. Pramila set herself ablaze

in the house of the petitioner and attempted to commit

suicide and succumbed to the injuries on the same day

at 6.15 p.m. in Victoria Hospital.

3. It is alleged that petitioner was addicted to

alcohol and was physically and mentally harassing the
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victim, was not maintaining the family and had incurred

loan, therefore victim committed suicide.

4. As per prosecution, death is suicidal one

and after nine years of the marriage. Though initially

dowry harassment was alleged, charge sheet was not

laid for offence of the dowry harassment.

5. At the time of commission of suicide

petitioner was not in the house. Whether the alleged

cruelty of the petitioner was to the extent of driving the

victim to commit suicide has to be decided on trial.

Petitioner is in judicial custody since 05.04.2018.

Under these circumstances, it is a fit case to grant bail

with suitable conditions. Therefore, petition is allowed.

Petitioner is granted bail in Crime No.77/2018 of

Nandagudi Police Station, which is now pending in S.C.

No.169/2018 on the file of the VIII Additional District
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and Sessions Judge, Bangalore Rural, subject to the

following conditions:

1) The petitioner shall execute personal
bond in a sum of Rs.50,000/- and
furnish two sureties in the like-sum to
the satisfaction of the concerned Court
for his appearance;

2) He shall appear before the Court as and
when required for the purpose of trial;

3) He shall not tamper the prosecution
witnesses in any manner.

Sd/-

JUDGE

HR

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