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Nilaykumar Natwarlal Shrimadi vs State Of Gujarat on 3 April, 2018

R/CR.MA/6311/2018 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

R/CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION NO. 6311 of 2018

NILAYKUMAR NATWARLAL SHRIMADI
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT

Appearance:

DARSHIT R BRAHMBHATT(8011) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
DIPTESH R BRAHMBHATT(8407) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
MR RAKESH PATEL, APP (2) for the RESPONDENT(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA
 
Date : 03/04/2018 
ORAL ORDER

1. The present application is filed under Section 439 of the Code of 
Criminal   Procedure,   1973,   for   regular   bail   in   connection   with  I­
C.R.No.48 of 2017 registered with the Nadiad West Police Station,  
District­Kheda,  for   the   offence   punishable   under   Sections­498A,   302, 
304B, 203 and 114 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections­3  4 of the 
Dowry Prohibition Act.

2. The learned advocate appearing on behalf of the applicant submits 
that considering the nature of the offence, the applicant may be enlarged 
on regular bail by imposing suitable conditions.

3. The learned APP appearing on behalf of the respondent­State has 
opposed grant of regular bail looking to the nature and gravity of the 
offence.

4. The   learned   advocates   appearing   on   behalf   of   the   respective 

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parties do not press for further reasoned order.

5. I   have   heard   the   learned   advocates   appearing   on   behalf   of   the 
respective   parties   and   perused   the   papers   of   the   investigation   and 
considered   the   allegations   levelled   against   the   applicant   and   the   role 
played by the applicant. 

I have also taken into consideration the following aspects:­ 

(i) The investigation is over. Chargesheet has been filed.

(ii) This   Court   while   releasing   the   three   co­accused   on   bail   by 
order   dated   28/02/2018   passed   in   the   Criminal   Misc. 
Application   No.4178   of   2018   has   prima­facie   ruled   out 
homicidal death.

(iii) A co­ordinate  bench of  this  Court thought  fit to release  the 
mother­in­law   of   the   deceased   on   bail   vide   order   dated 
27/03/2018 passed in the Criminal Misc. Application No.6266 
of 2018. The co­ordinate bench while exercising its discretion 
in favour of the mother­in­law has observed in Paragraph­4 as 
under:­
“4. Learned Counsel for the petitioner has drawn attention to  
the averments in the FIR and the statements of the witnesses  
to point out that general allegations have been made without  
the specific details regarding demand of dowry and coercive  
acts of the petitioner for satisfaction of the said demand.”

This Court has also taken into consideration the law laid down by 
the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of Sanjay Chandra v. Central Bureau 
of Investigation, reported in [2012]1 SCC 40.

6. In   the   facts   and   circumstances   of   the   case   and   considering   the 

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nature of the allegations made against the applicant in the FIR, without 
discussing the evidence in detail, prima facie, this Court is of the opinion 
that this is a fit case to exercise the discretion and enlarge the applicant 
on regular bail. 

Hence,   the   present   application   is   allowed   and   the   applicant   is 
ordered to be released on regular bail in connection with I­C.R.No.48 of 
2017 registered with the Nadiad West Police Station, District­Kheda, 
on   executing   a   personal   bond   of   Rs.10,000/­   (Rupees   Ten   Thousand 
only) with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the trial 
Court and subject to the conditions that he shall;

[a] not take undue advantage of liberty or misuse liberty;

[b] not   act   in   a   manner   injurious   to   the   interest   of   the 
prosecution;

[c] surrender passport, if any, to the lower court within a week;

[d]  not leave the State of Gujarat without prior permission of 
the Sessions Judge concerned;

[e] mark   presence   before   the   concerned   Police   Station   on 
alternate Monday of every English Calendar Month between 
11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for six months only;

[f] furnish the present address of residence to the Investigating 
Officer and also to the Court at the time of execution of the 
bond   and   shall   not   change   the   residence   without   prior 
permission of this Court;

7. I am informed that the case has been committed to the Court of 
Sessions. In my order dated 28/02/2018 passed in the Criminal Misc. 
Application No.4178 of 2018, the following directions were issued:­

“34.     It   is   brought   to   my   notice   that   the   case   is   yet   to   be  
committed   to   the   Court   of   Sessions.   The   court   concerned   is  

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directed  to take steps at the earliest to commit the case to the  
Court  of   Sessions.   Once   the  case   is  committed   to  the  Court  of  
Sessions,   then   the   Sessions   Court   shall   proceed   to   frame   the  
charge at the earliest and start with the recording of the evidence  
on day­to­day basis. The Registry is directed to forward a copy of  
this Judgment to the Court, in which, the committal proceedings  
are pending so that necessary steps can be taken in accordance  
with law.  

8. As   the   case   has   been   committed   to   the   Court   of   Sessions,   The 
Sessions Court concerned is directed to immediately proceed to frame 
the charge against the accused persons and start with the recording of 
the evidence on day­to­day basis. This direction shall be complied with 
strictly or else appropriate action shall be taken on the administrative 
side. This is a case, in which, the recording of the evidence should be 
commenced at the earliest and it should be on day­to­day basis.

9. The authorities will release the applicant only if he is not required 
in connection with any other offence for the time being. If breach of any 
of the above conditions is committed, the Sessions Judge concerned will 
be free to issue warrant or take appropriate action in the matter. 

10. Bail   bond   to   be   executed   before   the   lower   Court   having 
jurisdiction to try the case. It will be open for the concerned Court to 
delete, modify and/or relax any of the above conditions, in accordance 
with law. 

11. At   the   trial,   the   trial   Court   shall   not   be   influenced   by   the 
observations of preliminary nature qua the evidence at this stage made 
by   this   Court   while   enlarging   the   applicant   on   bail.   Rule   is   made 
absolute to the aforesaid extent. Direct service is permitted.

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(J.B.PARDIWALA, J) 
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