tkm/ct 28 C.R.M. 10952 of 2019
sl no. 83
In Re : An application for anticipatory bail under Sectionsection 438 of the Code
of Criminal Procedure filed on 22.11.2019 in connection with
Pandabeswar P.S case no. 116 of 2019 dated 22.10.2019 under Sectionsections
498A/Section323/Section325/Section307/Section376/Section511/Section406/Section506/Section34 of the Indian Penal Code and
sections 3/4 of the DP Act
Allowed In Re : Debasis Roy @ Debasish Roy Ors. …… petitioners
Mr Sandipan Ganguly, Sr. Adv.
Mr. S K Dan
…… for the petitioners
Mr. I Ali
Mr. MFA Begg
…… for the State
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioners that petitioner no.
4 is the husband of the victim housewife and the other petitioners
are her in-laws of the victim housewife. They have been falsely
implicated in the instant case. It is further submitted that the
victim was a temperamental lady and had ingested poison and was
hospitalized and false case was registered against them.
Learned lawyer for the State opposes the prayer for
anticipatory bail and submits that the petitioners and other in-laws
had subjected the victim housewife to torture on demand of dowry.
We have considered the materials on record. Statement of the
victim with regard to the forcible ingestion of poison at the behest of
the petitioners is not corroborated by the entries made in the
medical papers at page 63 of the case diary which speak of self-
inflicted injury. However, there are materials to show that the
petitioner no. 3 and 4 subjected her to torture over demands of
dowry. The allegations of torture against other petitioners are
general and omnibus in nature and as petitioner nos. 5 and 7 i.e.
the married sisters in law of the victim housewife and their
husbands i.e. petitioner nos. 1 and 6 ordinarily did not reside at the
matrimonial home of the victim housewife, we are of the opinion
that complicity of the said petitioners may be assessed at the
appropriate stage of the proceeding in accordance with law.
In view of the aforesaid discussion, we are not inclined to
grant anticipatory bail to petitioner nos. 3 and 4 herein.
However, bearing in mind the extent of complicity of petitioner
nos. 1, 2 5, 6 and 7 herein in the alleged crime, we are inclined to
grant anticipatory bail to them.
Accordingly, we direct that in the event of arrest, the
petitioner nos. 1, 2 5, 6 and 7 herein shall be released on bail upon
furnishing a bond of Rs. 10,000/- each with two sureties of like
amount each, to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer and also
subject to the conditions as laid down under Sectionsection 438(2) of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 and that petitioner nos. 1, 2 5, 6
and 7 herein shall appear before the court below and pray for
regular bail within four weeks from date.
The application being CRM 10952 of 2019 is disposed of.
(Suvra Ghosh, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)