HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 2
Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 7149 of 2020
Applicant :- Smt. Saroj And Another
Opposite Party :- State of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Deepak Rana
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.
Hon’ble Suneet Kumar,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicants, the learned Additional Government Advocate and perused the record.
This bail application has been filed on behalf of the applicant involved in Case Crime No. 1211 of 2018, under Sections 498A, 323, 504, 506, 304B I.P.C. and 3/4 Dowry Prohibition Act, P.S. Ghaziabad Kotwali, District Ghaziabad.
Applicants are father-in-law and mother-n-law; marriage is of 2016; co-accused Gaurav @ Sonu (husband) has already been granted bail by this Court vide order dated 9.7.2019, in Criminal Misc. Bail Application No. 27128 of 2019.
It is urged that deceased was suffering from ailment from the age of 5 year; autopsy shows no injury on the body of the deceased; general allegation has been made against the applicants; applicants are languishing in jail since 3.1.2020, having no criminal antecedent and in case they are enlarged on bail, they will not misuse the liberty of bail and will cooperate in trial.
Learned Additional Government Advocate opposed the prayer for bail but could not dispute the aforesaid facts as argued by the learned counsel for the applicant.
Keeping in view the nature of the offence, evidence, complicity of the accused, severity of punishment, submissions of the learned counsel for the parties and without expressing any opinion on merits of the case, I am of the view that the applicant has made out a case for bail.
Let the applicants-Smt. Saroj Satpal Singh, be released on bail in the above case on their furnishing a personal bond and two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of Court concerned subject to following additional conditions, which are being imposed in the interest of justice:-
(i) The applicants shall file an undertaking to the effect that they shall not seek any adjournment on the dates fixed for evidence when the witnesses are present in court. In case of default of this condition, it shall be open for the trial court to treat it as abuse of liberty of bail and pass orders in accordance with law.
(ii) The applicants shall remain present before the trial court on each date fixed, either personally or through their counsel. In case of their absence, without sufficient cause, the trial court may proceed against them under Section 229-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iii) In case, the applicants misuse the liberty of bail during trial and in order to secure his presence proclamation under Section 82 Cr.P.C. is issued and the applicants fail to appear before the court on the date fixed in such proclamation, then, the trial court shall initiate proceedings against them, in accordance with law, under Section 174-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iv) The applicants shall remain present, in person, before the trial court on the dates fixed for (i) opening of the case, (ii) framing of charge and (iii) recording of statement under Section 313 Cr.P.C. If in the opinion of the trial court absence of the applicants are deliberate or without sufficient cause, then it shall be open for the trial court to treat such default as abuse of liberty of bail and proceed against them in accordance with law.
However, It is made clear that in case the applicants indulge in intimidating or threatening any witness, the State or Prosecutor would be at liberty to file an application for cancellation of bail.
Order Date :- 14.2.2020