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Santosh vs State on 8 May, 2019

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* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 08.05.2019
+ BAIL APPLN. 2680/2018
SANTOSH ….. Petitioner
versus

STATE ….. Respondent
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. Akshay Kumar Verma, Advocate.

For the Respondent: Ms. Kusum Dhalla, APP for the State with SI
Jasmer Singh, PS Jahangir Puri.

CORAM:-
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA

JUDGMENT

SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)

1. Petitioner seeks anticipatory bail in FIR No.255/2018 under Sections
304/498A/34, Police Station Jahangir Puri. The FIR has been registered
consequent to the death of the wife of the son of the petitioner within 6
months of marriage.

2. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that there is no allegation
by any of the relations that the petitioner had ever demanded dowry or
harassed the deceased on account of dowry.

3. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner has
been falsely implicated as there is no material or allegation with regard to
the petitioner of making any demand of dowry or harassing the deceased.

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4. By order dated 30.11.2018, the petitioner was granted interim
protection subject to his joining investigation.

5. Learned Addl. PP submits petitioner had joined investigation and the
investigation is complete and charge sheet has already been filed without
arrest.

6. Without commenting on the merits of the case and keeping in view
of the totality of the facts and circumstances, I am satisfied that the
petitioner has made out a case for grant of anticipatory bail.

7. Accordingly, it is directed that in the event of arrest, the arresting
officer/IO/SHO shall release the petitioner on bail, on petitioner furnishing
a bail bond in the sum of Rs. 25,000/- with one surety of the like amount to
the satisfaction of the arresting officer/Investigating Officer/SHO
concerned. Petitioner shall not do anything that may prejudice either the
trial or the prosecution witnesses.

8. The petition is allowed in the above terms.

9. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.

SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
MAY 08, 2019/’rs’

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