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Riyazbhai Rajubhai Rajbali … vs State Of Gujarat on 15 October, 2018

R/CR.MA/18697/2018 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD
R/CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION NO.  18697 of 2018

RIYAZBHAI RAJUBHAI RAJBALI JIVANI
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT

Appearance:

MR.MRUDUL M BAROT(3750) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1
MR NIYANT R BHIMANI(8000) for the RESPONDENT(s) No. 1
MS   MOXA   THAKKAR,   ADDL.   PUBLIC   PROSECUTOR(2)   for   the 
RESPONDENT(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE A.J.DESAI
 
Date : 15/10/2018
 
ORAL ORDER

1. On 05.10.2018, following order was passed.

“Mr. Niayant Bhimani, learned advocate states that he 
has instruction to appear on behalf of original complainant. He 
is permitted to file his appearance as well as affidavit­in­reply, 
if any. He states that the complainant, who is mother of the 
prosecutrix,   is   present   before   this   Court   along   with   the 
prosecutrix. 

He   has   identified   the   complainant   as   well   as   the 
prosecutrix. It is the case of the applicant – accused that he is 
ready and willing to marry with the prosecutrix as and when 
she attains the age of majority. The mother of the prosecutrix 
has also agreed that as and when her daughter attains age of 
majority, she will get her daughter married with the applicant, 
if her daughter wish and she will not object for her marriage 
with the applicant. 

Rule   returnable   on   15.10.2018.   Learned   Public 
Prosecutor   waives   service   of   notice   of   rule   on   behalf   of 
respondent – State.

On   the   next   date   of   hearing,   the   presence   of   the 
complainant as well as the prosecutrix is dispensed with.”

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2. Today,   I   have   heard   learned   Additional   Public   Prosecutor   and   gone 
through the matter. 

3. This application is filed under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal 
Procedure for regular bail in connection with an offence being C.R. No.I­
85 of 2018 registered with Vartej Police Station, Bhavnagar  for the 
offences   punishable   under   Sections   363,   366   and   376   of   the   Indian 
Penal Code, 1860 and sections 4 and 18 of the Protection of Children 
from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. 

4.  Learned   advocate   appearing   on   behalf   of   the   applicant   submits 
that considering the nature of offence, the applicant may be enlarged on 
regular bail by imposing suitable conditions.

5.  Learned Additional Public Prosecutor appearing on behalf of the 
respondent­State has opposed grant of regular bail looking to the nature 
and gravity of the offence.

6. Learned advocates appearing on behalf of the respective parties do 
not press for further reasoned order.

7.  I   have   heard   learned   advocates   appearing   on   behalf   of   the 
respective   parties   and   perused   the   papers   of   investigation   and 
considered   the   allegations   levelled   against   the   applicant   and   the   role 
played by the applicant. 

8.  In   the   facts   and   circumstances   of   the   case   and   considering   the 
nature   of   allegations   made   against   the   applicant   in   the   FIR   and 
considering the fact that investigation is almost over and considering the 
fact   that   the   applicant   has   shown   his   willingness   to   marry   with   the 
prosecutrix   after   she   attains   the   age   of   majority,   without   going   into 

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detail at this stage, prima facie, this Court is of the opinion that this is a 
fit case to exercise the discretion and enlarge the applicant on regular 
bail.   Hence,   the   present   application   is   allowed   and   the   applicant   is 
ordered to be released on  regular bail  in connection with an offence 
being  C.R.   No.I­85   of   2018   registered   with   Vartej   Police   Station, 
Bhavnagar, on executing a personal bond of Rs.10,000/­ (Rupees Ten 
Thousand   Only)  with   one   local   surety   of   the   like   amount   to   the 
satisfaction of the learned Trial Court and subject to the conditions that 
the applicant shall;

[a]  not take undue advantage of liberty or misuse liberty;
[b]  not   act   in   a   manner   injurious   to   the   interest   of   the 
prosecution;

[c]  surrender passport, if any, to the lower court within a week;
[d]  not leave the State of Gujarat without prior permission of 
the Sessions Judge concerned;

[e]  mark presence before the concerned Police Station on any 
day of 1st week of each English Calendar Month till the trial 
is over;

[f]  furnish   latest   address   of   residence   to   the   Investigating 
Officer and also to the Court at the time of execution of the 
bond   and   shall   not   change   the   residence   without   prior 
permission of this Court;

[g] file   an   undertaking   to   the   effect   that   he   shall   marry   the 
prosecutrix when she attains the age of maturity before the 
learned Trial Court within a period of one week from today;

9.  The Authorities will release the applicant only if he is not required 
in connection with any other offence for the time being. If breach of any 
of the above conditions is committed, the Sessions Judge concerned will 

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be free to issue warrant or take appropriate action in the matter. Bail 
bond to be executed before the learned Lower Court having jurisdiction 
to try the case. It will be open for the concerned Court to delete, modify 
and/or relax any of the above conditions, in accordance with law. At the 
trial, learned Trial Court shall not be influenced by the observations of 
preliminary nature,  qua  the evidence at this stage, made by this Court 
while   enlarging   the   applicant   on   bail.   Rule   is   made   absolute   to   the 
aforesaid extent. 

Direct service is permitted. 

(A.J. DESAI, J.) 

Ajay**

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