C.R.M. 11927 of 2019
In Re:- An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 16.12.2019 in connection with
Sainthia Police Station Case No. 121 of 2019 dated 04.04.2019 under
Sections 498A/Section304B/Section306/Section34 of the Indian Penal Code an Sections 3/Section4
of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
In Re : Anil Bagdi Ors. …… petitioners
Mr. Ranjan Chakrabarti
…..for the petitioners
Mr. Arijit Ganguly,
Mr. Avik Ghatak
….for the State
It is submitted by the learned Counsel appearing for the petitioners
that there was a love affair between the victim lady and her husband
prior to their marriage. Subsequently they married and owing to
grievance against her husband victim committed suicide. Petitioners are
the in-laws of the victim housewife and have been falsely implicated in
the instant case.
Learned Counsel appearing for the State opposes the prayer for
We have considered the materials on record including the suicide
note of the victim. Grievance of the victim is essentially against her
husband. There is no reference to any cruelty upon her over demand of
dowry. Keeping in mind the extent of complicity of the petitioners in the
instant case and as husband of the victim has been enlarged on regular
bail, we are inclined to grant anticipatory bail to them.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest the petitioners
shall be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- each,
with two sureties of like amount each, to the satisfaction of the arresting
officer and also be subject to the conditions as laid down under Section
438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and on condition that
they shall appear before the court below and pray for regular bail within
a period of four weeks from date.
This application for anticipatory bail is, thus, allowed.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)