C. R. M. 2225 of 2020
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 27.02.2020 in connection with Bhadreswar Police Station Case No.
267 of 2019 dated 30.07.2019 under Sections 498A/304B/120B/109?302 of the Indian
Penal Code. (G.R. Case No.857 of 2019)
In Re: Zeba Bano @ Zeeba
… … Petitioner
Mr. Tapas Kumar Ghosh .. Advocate
Mr. Tanmoy Chowdhury .. Advocate
… … for the petitioner
Mr. Swapan Banerjee .. Advocate
Mrs. Purnima Ghosh .. Advocate
… … for the State
Heard the learned advocate appearing for both the parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that co-accused namely, Md. Hashim
standing on the same footing with the petitioner has been granted pre-arrest bail
Learned advocate appearing for the State produces the case diary and opposes
the prayer for anticipatory bail.
Having considered the materials on record and bearing in mind the extent of
complicity of the petitioner in the alleged crime and as she stands on the same footing
with co-accused namely, Md. Hashim who has been granted pre-arrest bail, we are
inclined to extend the same privilege to the petitioner also.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the accused/petitioner, namely
Zeba Bano @ Zeeba, be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees
Ten thousand only), 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 further condition that she shall not enter
the district of Hooghly until further orders except for the purpose of investigation and/or for
attending court proceedings and shall provide the address where she shall presently
reside to the Investigating Agency as well as the court below and shall report to the
Officer-in-charge of the concerned police station within whose jurisdiction she shall
presently reside once in a week until further orders. Petitioner shall appear before the
Investigating Officer and hand over her passport, if any, within four weeks from date. In
the event she does not have a passport, she shall personally appear before the
Investigating Officer and furnish an affidavit to that effect within the time frame mentioned
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Tirthankar Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)