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Ranjit Singh vs State Of Punjab on 20 August, 2019

CRM-M-31308-2019 1

IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
AT CHANDIGARH

227 CRM-M-31308-2019
Date of Decision:20.08.2019

Ranjit Singh …..Petitioner

Versus

State of Punjab …..Respondent

CORAM: HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE HARI PAL VERMA.

Present: Mr. Gagandeep Singh Simble, Advocate,
for the petitioner.

Mr. Sukhbeer Singh, AAG, Punjab.

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HARI PAL VERMA, J.(Oral)

Prayer in this petition filed under Section 439 Cr.P.C. is for

grant of regular bail to the petitioner in FIR No.66 dated 09.06.2019 under

Sections 452, Section323, Section354, Section506, Section34 IPC, registered at Police Station Sadar

Batala, Police District Batala, District Gurdaspur.

Learned counsel for the petitioner states that the petitioner is in

custody since 10.06.2019. The victim is a married lady and is 35 years of

age and is relative of the petitioner. In fact, petitioner is maternal uncle

(Mama) of the victim. The allegation against the petitioner is that he has

torn the clothes of the complainant and her aunt(Masi) Sukhwinder Kaur.

He further states that co-accused Harmanjit Singh and Bikramjit Singh, who

are sons of the petitioner, have already been granted ad-interim bail by this

Court vide order dated 17.07.2019 passed in CRM-M-27857-2019.

Learned State Counsel, on instructions from ASI Vijay Kumar,

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does not dispute the custody of the petitioner. However, he states that apart

from offence under Section 354 IPC, the petitioner has given a datar blow

on the person of the complainant.

Heard learned counsel for the parties.

Considering the fact that the petitioner is in custody since

10.06.2019 and trial in the case is not likely to be concluded in the near

future, this Court deems it appropriate to admit the petitioner on bail.

Accordingly, the present petition is allowed and the petitioner

is admitted on regular bail, subject to furnishing of his bail bonds/surety

bonds to the satisfaction of trial Court.

However, the observations made hereinabove shall not be

construed as an expression on the merits of the case and the trial Court shall

proceed with the trial independently without being influenced by the order

of bail passed by this Court.

August 20, 2019 (HARI PAL VERMA)
seema JUDGE
Whether speaking/reasoned: Yes/No
Whether Reportable: Yes/No

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