206 IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Criminal Misc. No. M- 3319 of 2017 (OM)
Date of decision : February 28, 2018
Ravinder Singh …..Petitioner
State of Punjab and another ….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE LISA GILL
Present: Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Advocate
for the petitioner.
Ms. Monika Jalota, DAG, Punjab.
Mr. Manish Dadwal, Advocate
for respondent No. 2.
LISA GILL, J.
Prayer in this petition is for grant of anticipatory bail to the
petitioner in FIR No. 1 dated 03.01.2017 under Section 498A IPC
registered at Police Station Mehtiana, District Hoshiarpur.
It is informed that during the pendency of this petition,
matrimonial ties between the petitioner and respondent No. 2 have been
resumed. They have been living together since the past one month
separately from the mother of the petitioner though with the petitioner’s
brother at Hoshiarpur.
The petitioner and respondent No. 2, duly identified by
their counsel, are present in Court. Both of them affirm that
matrimonial ties have been resumed. The petitioner undertakes to take
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care of respondent No. 2 and afford the affection and respect due to her.
Respondent No. 2 also undertakes to discharge all her matrimonial
obligations and live in peace and harmony with the petitioner.
Respondent No. 2 states that she has no objection, in case, this petition
is allowed provided she is not subjected to ill-treatement again.
Learned counsel for the State, on instructions from SI
Jasbir Singh, verifies that the petitioner has joined investigation. He is
not involved in any other criminal case.
There are no allegations on behalf of the State that the
petitioner is likely to abscond or that he is likely to dissuade the
witnesses from deposing true facts in the Court, if released on bail.
Keeping in view the peculiar facts and circumstances noted
above but without expressing any opinion on the merits of case, it is
considered just and expedient to allow this petition. Consequently,
order dated 06.02.2017 is made absolute.
However, liberty is afforded to respondent No.2 to move an
appropriate application in this matter, in case she is subjected to any ill-
February 28, 2018 Judge
Whether speaking/reasoned : Yes/No
Whether reportable : Yes/No
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