C. R. M. 2980 of 2018
In Re: An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure filed on 17.05.2018 in connection with Biashnabnagar Police Station Case No.
875 of 2016 dated 02.11.2016 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code
read with Sections 3/4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act. (G.R. Case No. 4766 of 2016)
In Re: Nirupama Mandal Ors.
… … Petitioners
Mr. Abdur Rakib .. Advocate
… … for the petitioners
Mr. Tanmoy Kumar Ghosh .. Advocate
Mr. Saryati Datta .. Advocate
… … for the State
Heard the learned advocate appearing for both the parties.
Petitioner nos.1, 2 3 are the sisters-in-law and the petitioner no.4 is the
brother-in-law of the victim-housewife. It is submitted that they resided separately from the
matrimonial house of the victim. It is further submitted that the other accused persons
have been enlarged on anticipatory bail.
Learned advocate for the State produces the case diary and opposes the prayer
for anticipatory bail.
Having considered the materials in the case diary and bearing in mind the extent
of complicity of the petitioners in the alleged crime and the fact that the accused persons
similarly circumstanced with the petitioners have been granted anticipatory bail, we are
inclined in granting the same relief to the accused/petitioners also.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the accused/petitioners,
namely (1) Nirupama Mandal, (2) Uma Mandal, (3) Putul Mandal (4) Shyamal
Mandal, be released on bail upon furnishing bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand
only) each, with two sureties of like amount each, to the satisfaction of the arresting officer
and also subject to the conditions as laid down under Section 438(2) of the Code of
Criminal Procedure, 1973.
The application for anticipatory bail is, thus, disposed of.
(Ravi Krishan Kapur, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)