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Prajapati Palashbhai Dungarbhai vs State Of Gujarat on 30 April, 2019

R/CR.MA/7931/2019 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

R/CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION NO. 7931 of 2019

PRAJAPATI PALASHBHAI DUNGARBHAI
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT

Appearance:
MR BHARAT JANI(352) for the Applicant(s) No. 1,2,3,4
MR JK SHAH, APP(2) for the Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE VIPUL M. PANCHOLI

Date : 30/04/2019

ORAL ORDER

1. Rule. Learned APP, Mr.Shah waives service of
notice of Rule on behalf of respondent-State.
Learned advocate Mr.Malav Mulani submits that
he has instructions to appear for the
original complainant. He is permitted to file
his vakalatnama in the Registry.

2. Learned advocate for the applicants does not
press this application for applicant no.1.
This application is disposed off as not
pressed qua applicant no.1. Rule is
discharged qua applicant no.1.

3. By way of the present application under
Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure, 1973, the applicants-accused have
prayed for anticipatory bail in connection
with the FIR being C.R. No. I – 39 of 2019

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registered with Radhanpur Police Station,
Patan for the offenses punishable under
Sections 306, Section498A and Section114 of the Indian
Penal Code.

4. Learned advocate for the applicants submits
that the nature of allegations are such for
which custodial interrogation at this stage
is not necessary. He further submits that the
applicants will keep themselves available
during the course of investigation, trial
also and will not flee from justice.

5. 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 further submit that
upon filing of such application by the
Investigating Agency, the right of applicants
accused to oppose such application on merits
may be kept open. Learned advocate,
therefore, submitted that considering the
above facts, the applicants may be granted
anticipatory bail.

6. Learned Additional Public Prosecutor
appearing on behalf of the respondent – State
has opposed grant of anticipatory bail
looking to the nature and gravity of the

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offence.

7. Having heard the learned advocates for the
parties and perusing the material placed on
record and taking into consideration the
facts of the case, nature of allegations,
gravity of offences, role attributed to the
accused, without discussing the evidence in
detail, at this stage, I am inclined to grant
anticipatory bail to the applicants no.2 to

4. This Court has also considered the aspects
that; (i) the applicant nos.2 and 3 are lady
accused and they are mother-in-law and
sister-in-law of the deceased whereas the
applicant no.4 is father-in-law of the
deceased; (ii) looking to the allegations
levelled against the applicants no.2 to 4, I
am inclined to exercise discretion in their
favour. This Court has also taken into
consideration the law laid down by the
Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of Siddharam
Satlingappa Mhetre Vs. State of Maharashtra
and Ors., reported at [2011] 1 SCC 694,
wherein the Hon’ble Apex Court reiterated the
law laid down by the Constitution Bench in
the case of Shri Gurubaksh Singh Sibbia
Ors. Vs. State of Punjab, reported at (1980)
2 SCC 565.

8. In the result, the present application is
allowed. The applicants no.2 to 4 are ordered

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to be released on bail in the event of their
arrest in connection with a FIR being C.R.
No. I-39 of 2019 registered with Radhanpur
Police Station, Patan on their executing a
personal bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten
Thousand Only) each with one surety of like
amount on the following conditions:

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

(b) shall remain present at concerned Police
Station on 7.5.2019 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
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

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officer and the court concerned and
shall not change his residence till the
final disposal of the case till further
orders;

(f) shall not leave India without the
permission of the Sessions Court and if
having passport shall deposit the same
before the Trial Court within a week;
and

(g) it would be open to the Investigating
Officer to file an application for
remand if he considers it proper and
just and the learned Magistrate would
decide it on merits;

9. Despite this order, it would be open for the
Investigating Agency to apply to the
competent Magistrate, for police remand of
the applicants. 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

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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 applicant, 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 anticipatory bail order.

10. At the trial, the Trial Court shall not be
influenced by the prima facie observations
made by this Court in the present order.

11. Rule is made absolute to the aforesaid extent
qua applicant nos.2 to 4. Direct service is
permitted.

(VIPUL M. PANCHOLI, J)
SRILATHA

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