C.R.M. 11586 of 2018
(AD) In Re: – An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 17/12/2018 in
connection with Banshihari P.S. Case No. 212/2018 dated
06/12/2018 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal
Code read with Sections 3/4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.
In the matter of: Ranjit Mondal Ors.
Mr. Kaushik Choudhury
…for the petitioners.
Mr. Swapan Banerjee
Ms. Purnima Ghosh
…for the State.
The petitioners seek anticipatory bail in connection with
Banshihari P.S. Case No. 212/2018 dated 06/12/2018 under
Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code read with
Sections 3/4 of Dowry Prohibition Act.
The State produces the case diary and refers to some of
the statements of the witnesses as well as the post-mortem
report of the victim.
It appears that the petitioners are close relatives of the
husband of the victim who is in custody. Not much material is
found against the present petitioners suggesting their prima facie
involvement in the incident that led to the suicidal death of the
victim. Accordingly, their custodial interrogation may not be
required at this stage.
Accordingly, in the event of arrest, the petitioners are
directed to be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of
Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) each, 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 petitioners will report
to the Investigating Officer at such time and place as may be
specified by the concerned police officer, till the investigation is
The petition for anticipatory bail is allowed on the
conditions indicated above.
Certified copies of this order be immediately made
available to the petitioners, subject to compliance with all
(Sanjib Banerjee, J.)
(Suvra Ghosh, J.)