IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
DATED THIS THE 3RD DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2019
THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE K. N. PHANEENDRA
CRL.P. NO. 5387/2019
S/O RATHNAKAR BANGERA
AGED 31 YEARS
R/AT. 49, 2ND CROSS
RAJIV GANDHI NAGAR
BENGALURU – 560 032 … PETITIONER
(BY SRI. M.Y. SREENIVASAM., ADVOCATE)
STATE OF KARNATAKA
BY THALAGHATTAPURA POLICE
STATION, BENGALURU – 560 041
REP. BY SPP
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA
BENGALURU – 560 001 … RESPONDENT
(BY SRI. ROHITH B.J., HCGP)
THIS CRIMINAL PETITION IS FILED UNDER
SECTION 438 CR.P.C PRAYING TO ENLARGE THE
PETITIONER ON BAIL IN THE EVENT OF HIS ARREST IN
CR.NO.123/2019 OF THALAGHATTAPURA POLICE
STATION, BENGALURU CITY FOR THE OFFENCE P/U/S.
376, 420, 498-A, 506 R/W SEC. 34 OF SectionIPC AND SEC. 3
AND 4 OF DOWRY PROHIBITION ACT.
THIS CRIMINAL PETITION COMING ON FOR
ORDERS THIS DAY, THE COURT MADE THE
Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner (A1)
and the learned HCGP for the Respondent-State.
Perused the records.
2. The private complaint lodged by the wife of
Accused No.1 has been registered in PCR No.334/2019.
The learned Magistrate has referred the said complaint
to the jurisdictional Police for investigation and report
under Section 156(3) of Cr.PC. Accordingly, the police
have registered a case in Crime No.123/2019 for the
offences punishable under Sections 376, Section420, Section498A and
Section506 r/w. 34 of SectionIPC and Sections 3 Section4 of the Dowry
3. The allegations made against the petitioner
(A1) in brief are that, in the year 2014, the
complainant and Accused No.1 got married and for five
years they lived as husband and wife. Thereafter, the
petitioner (A1) has purchased a car and tempo traveller
in the name of the complainant by taking loan and he
has not repaid the said amount. Thereafter, the
petitioner (A1) at the instance of other accused, he
tried to marry Accused No.4 for the 2nd time, for the
reason that, the complainant is not good-looking, and
since the complainant did not agree for that, they
started ill-treating and harassing her.
4. It is brought to the notice of this Court that, on
25.04.2019, the complainant has lodged a report before
the Basavanagudi Mahila Police Station and the same
has been registered in NCR No.63/2019. But, there are
no such allegations made in the private complaint,
before the Court. Perhaps, after taking assistance of
the counsel, the complaint has been drafted
incorporating the allegations. So far as the earlier
complaint is concerned, it is seen that in Crl. Misc.
No.4068/2019, all the accused were enlarged on
5. Looking to the above said circumstances, it is
seen that there are no such allegations in the earlier
complaint, but later the complainant has made some
more allegations in the private complaint. Hence, this
Court has to test the veracity of the complaint
averments after the investigation of the matter by the
police. In the circumstances of the case, in my opinion,
the petitioner is entitled to be enlarged on anticipatory
bail, as prayed for. Hence, the following,-
The petition is allowed. Consequently, the
petitioner (A1)-Roshan Felix shall be released on bail in
the event of his arrest in connection with Crime No.
123/2019 of Thalghattapura Police Station, Bengaluru,
for the aforesaid offences, now pending on the file of
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bengaluru Rural
District, subject to the following conditions:-
i) The petitioner (A1) shall surrender himself before
the Investigating Officer within Ten days from the date
of receipt of a certified copy of this order and he shall
execute his personal bond for a sum of Rs.50,000/-
(Fifty Thousand only) with one surety for the like-sum
to the satisfaction of the concerned Investigating Officer
ii) The petitioner shall not indulge in hampering the
investigation or tampering the prosecution witnesses.
iii) The petitioner shall co-operate with the
Investigating Officer to complete the investigation, and
he shall appear before the Investigating Officer as and
when called for.
iv) The petitioner shall not leave the jurisdiction of
Bengaluru District without prior permission, till the
charge sheet is filed or for a period of three months
whichever is earlier.
v) The petitioner shall mark his attendance once in a
week i.e., on every Sunday between 10.00 am and 5.00
pm., before the concerned Investigating Officer for a
period of two months or till the charge sheet is filed,
whichever is earlier.