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Sangita Chowhan vs Unknown on 29 January, 2019

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556 29.1.2019

C.R.M.8376 of 2018

In Re: – An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 24/09/2018 in
connection with Asansol North P.S. Case No.201 of 2018 dated
gd 03/08/2018 under Sections 498A/302/304B/201/120B of the
Indian Penal Code.

And

In the matter of: Sangita Chowhan.

….petitioner.

Mr. Ujjal Ray
…for the petitioner.

Ms. Sreeparna Das
…for the State.

The petitioner seeks anticipatory bail in connection with Asansol

North P.S. Case No.201 of 2018 dated 03/08/2018 under Sections

498A/302/304B/201/120B of the Indian Penal Code.

The petitioner is the married sister of the husband of the victim who

met with an unnatural death within four months of her marriage.

The State produces the case diary and refers to some of the

statements of the witnesses. The husband of the victim has been arrested.

Considering the nature of the allegations as well as the extent of

involvement of the petitioner in the incident that led to the unnatural death of

the victim, there may not be any necessity to take the petitioner into custody

at this stage as long as she cooperates with the investigation.

Accordingly, in the event of arrest, the petitioner is directed to be
released on bail upon furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten
Thousand only), with two sureties of Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand Only)
each to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer, subject to the conditions laid
down in Section 438(2) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. In addition,
the petitioner will report to the Investigating Officer at such time and place as
may be specified by the concerned police officer, till the investigation is
completed.

The petition for anticipatory bail is allowed on the conditions
indicated above.

A certified copy of this order be immediately made available to the

petitioner, subject to compliance with all requisite formalities.

(Sanjib Banerjee, J.)

(Suvra Ghosh, J.)

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