October 9, 2018.
CRM 8106 of 2018
In Re. An application for anticipatory bail under
Section 438 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
In the matter of:
Purnima Narginary @ Mangal Chandi
The State of West Bengal
Mr Arnab Saha
… for the petitioner.
Mr Rudradipta Nandy
… for the State.
The petitioner seeks anticipatory bail in connection with
Kumargram Police Station Case No.221 of 2017 dated November 3,
2017 under Sections 498A/304B of the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioner is the wife of a brother of the victim’s husband.
The petitioner claims complete innocence.
The State refers to the case diary and says that the prayer of
the father-in-law has recently been rejected by this court.
Considering the statement of some of the witnesses, it does
not appear that the petitioner has been named by many of them.
Further, there is no eyewitness to the incident which led to the
death of the victim and the petitioner’s involvement in such incident
does not come out from the case diary.
Accordingly, in the event of arrest, the petitioner is directed to
be released on bail upon furnishing bonds of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees
Ten Thousand Only) with two sureties of Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five
Thousand Only) each, one of whom must be local, to the
satisfaction of the arresting officer, subject to the conditions laid
down in Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. In
addition, the petitioner will also report to the investigating officer at
such time and place as may be specified by the concerned police
The petition for anticipatory bail is disposed of on the
conditions indicated above.
A certified copy of this order be immediately made available to
the petitioner, subject to compliance with all requisite formalities.
( Sanjib Banerjee, J. )
( Abhijit Gangopadhyay, J. )