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Patel Sendhabhai Keshavlal vs State Of Gujarat on 15 October, 2018

R/CR.MA/19584/2018 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

R/CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION NO. 19584 of 2018

PATEL SENDHABHAI KESHAVLAL
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT

Appearance:
MR PRATIK B BAROT(3711) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1,2
MR. MITESH PATEL PUBLIC PROSECUTOR(2) for the RESPONDENT(s)
No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE R.P.DHOLARIA

Date : 15/10/2018

ORAL ORDER

[1] Rule.   Learned   Public   Prosecutor   waives 
service   of   notice   of   Rule   on   behalf   of   the 
respondent­State of Gujarat. 

[2] By   way   of   the   present   application   under 
Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, 
the   applicants   –   original   accused   have   prayed   to 
release   them   on   anticipatory   bail   in   case   of   their 
arrest in connection with the FIR being C.R.No.I­113 
of   2018   registered   with   Kadi   Police   Station, 
District:   Mehsana   for   the   offence   punishable   under 
Sections 306, 498A and 114 etc. of the Indian Penal 
Code.

[3]   Learned advocate for the applicants submits 
that   the   nature   of   allegations   are   such   for   which 
custodial   interrogation   at   this   stage   is   not 

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necessary.   Besides,   the   applicants   are   available 
during the course of investigation and will not flee 
from   justice.   In   view   of   the   above,   the   applicants 
may be granted anticipatory bail. 

Learned   advocate   for   the   applicants   on 
instructions states that the applicants are ready and 
willing   to   abide   by   all   the   conditions   including 
imposition   of   conditions   with   regard   to   powers   of 
Investigating   Agency   to   file   an   application   before 
the competent Court for his remand. He would further 
submit   that   upon   filing   of   such   application   by   the 
Investigating Agency, the right of applicants­accused 
to   oppose   such   application   on   merits   may   be   kept 
open.

[4]  Learned   Public   Prosecutor   appearing   on 
behalf of the respondent­State has opposed grant of 
anticipatory bail looking to the nature and gravity 
of the offence.

[5] I have heard learned advocates appearing on 
behalf   of   the   respective   parties   and   perused   the 
papers   of   investigation.   Taking   into   consideration 
that   the   general   allegations   are   made   against   the 
present applicants and no specific role and proximate 
cause is revealing. 

[6] Having   heard   the   learned   counsel   for   the 
parties   and   perusing   the   record   of   the   case   and 
taking   into   consideration   the   facts   of   the   case, 
nature of allegations, role attributed to the accused 
and  punishment   prescribed   for   the   alleged   offences, 

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without   discussing   the   evidence   in   detail,   at   this 
stage, this Court is inclined to grant anticipatory 
bail   to   the   applicants.   This   Court   has   also   taken 
into consideration the law laid down by the Hon’ble 
Apex   Court   in   the   case   of  Siddharam   Satlingappa 
Mhetre v. State of Maharashtra and Ors.  reported in 
(2011)1   SCC   694,  wherein   the   Hon’ble   Apex   Court 
reiterated   the   law   laid   down   by   the   Constitutional 
Bench  in   the  case   of  Shri   Gurubaksh   Singh   Sibbia    
Ors., reported in (1980)2 SCC 565. 

[7]  In   the   result,   the   present   application   is 
allowed by directing that in the event of applicants 
herein being arrested pursuant to FIR being C.R.No.I­
113   of   2018   registered   with   Kadi   Police   Station, 
District: Mehsana the applicants shall be released on 
bail   on   furnishing   a   personal   bond   of  Rs.10,000/­ 
each (Rupees Ten Thousand only) with one local surety 
of   like   amount,   on   the   following   conditions   that 
they:

(a)  shall  cooperate  with   the   investigation   and 
make themselves available for interrogation 
whenever required;

(b)  shall   remain   present   at   the   concerned 
Police   Station   on  22.10.2018  between   11:00 
a.m. and 2:00 p.m.;

(c) shall   not   directly   or   indirectly   make   any 
inducement, threat or promise to any person 
acquainted with the fact of the case so as 
to dissuade him from disclosing such facts 
to the Court or to any police officer;

(d) shall   not   obstruct   or   hamper   the   police 

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investigation and not to play mischief with 
the   evidence   collected   or   yet   to   be 
collected by the Police;

(e)  shall   at   the   time   of   execution   of   bond, 
furnish   the   address   to   the   Investigating 
Officer   and   the   Court   concerned   and   shall 
not   change   their   residence   till   the   final 
disposal   of   the   case   or   till   further 
orders;

(f)  shall   not   leave   India   without   the 
permission   of   the   Court   and,   if   having 
passports   shall   surrender   the   same   before 
the Trial Court within a week.

[8]  Despite   this   order,   it   would   be   open   for 
the Investigating Agency to file an application for 
police   remand   of   the   applicants   to   the   competent 
Magistrate,   if   he   thinks   it   just   and   proper   and 
learned   Magistrate   would   decide   it   on   merits.   The 
applicants   shall   remain   present   before   the   learned 
Magistrate   on   the   first   date   of   hearing   of   such 
application and on all subsequent occasions, as may 
be directed by the learned Magistrate. This would be 
sufficient   to   treat   the   accused   in   the   judicial 
custody  for  the  purpose  of   entertaining  application 
of   the   prosecution   for   police   remand.   This   is, 
however,   without   prejudice   to   the   right   of   the 
accused to seek stay against an order of remand, if 
ultimately   granted,   and   the   power   of   the   learned 
Magistrate to consider such a request in accordance 
with law. It is clarified that the applicants, even 
if, remanded to the police custody, upon completion 
of   such  period   of  police   remand,   shall   be  set  free 
immediately,   subject   to   other   conditions   of   this 

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anticipatory bail order.

[9]  At the trial, the Trial Court shall not be 
influenced   by   the  prima   facie  observations   made   by 
this   Court   while   enlarging   the   applicants   on   bail. 
Rule is made absolute to the aforesaid extent. 

Direct service is permitted. 

(R.P.DHOLARIA, J)
MANOJ KUMAR

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