CRM 11099 of 2018
In Re : An application for bail under Section 439 of the Code
of Criminal Procedure in connection with Kalna Police Station
Case No.49/18 dated 05.02.2018 under Section
498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code read with Section 3/
4 of DP Act..
In the matter of : Sanjay Malik
Mr. Sabir Ahmed, Adv.
….. For the Petitioner
Mr. Rana Mukherjee, Adv.
Ms. Sukanya Bhattacharya, Adv.
….. For the State
The learned Advocate appearing on behalf of the petitioner
submits that the petitioner is the husband of the victim and he is
innocent and in no way connected with the offence alleged against
him and further that the victim died at her paternal house. He
further submits that other accused persons were granted
anticipatory bail by this Court and the petitioner is in custody for
311 days. He also submits that investigation has concluded and
charge sheet has been submitted and there is no need for further
detention of the petitioner.
The learned Advocate appearing on behalf of the State by
producing the case diary opposes the prayer for bail and submits
that a charge sheet has been submitted and charge was framed on
16th February, 2019 and the next date is fixed for evidence. He
further submits that the victim died within three months of her
marriage and on that very night the petitioner was staying with the
victim at her father’s house and on the relevant night he was along
with the victim inside the room.
We have considered the submissions of the learned
Advocates appearing for the parties and have perused the case
diary including the statement of the witnesses recorded under
Section 161 CrPC.
Admittedly, prayer for bail of the petitioner was rejected on
14.08.2018 and 21.08.2018 in CRM 3761 of 2018 and CRM 6416
of 2018 respectively.
Having considered the nature and gravity of the offence and
the materials in the case diary showing prima facie involvement of
the petitioner in the commission of offence, we are not inclined to
grant bail to the petitioner at this stage.
Accordingly, the application for bail is rejected.
CRM 11099 of 2018 is thus disposed of.
Urgent Photostat certified copy of this order, if applied for, be
delivered to the learned Advocates for the parties, upon compliance
of all formalities.
(Tirthankar Ghosh, J.) (Md. Mumtaz Khan, J.)