HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD, LUCKNOW BENCH
?Court No. – 14
Case :- BAIL No. – 5043 of 2018
Applicant :- Sonu Singh @ Pankaj Singh
Opposite Party :- State Of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Dhirendra Pratap Singh,Atul Chandra Dwivedi,Digvijay Nath Dubey
Counsel for Opposite Party :- Govt. Advocate
Hon’ble Anant Kumar,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicant, learned A.G.A. for the State and perused the record.
The present bail application has been filed by the applicant in Case Crime No.433 of 2016, under Sections 498A, Section394-B I.P.C. Section 3/4 D.P. Act, Police Station Kotwali Dehat, District Sultanpur.
As per version of F.I.R. marriage of the deceased had taken place with the applicant on 16.04.2016. It is alleged that as additional dowry there was a demand of Rs.1.00 Lac cash and one motorcycle and due to non fulfillment of the said demand, she was done to death by throttling. Then this F.I.R. was lodged. It is submitted by learned counsel for the applicant that due to some family dispute deceased committed suicide and there was no demand of dowry.
Opposing the bail learned A.G.A. has stated that during the course of investigation statement of one Amar Bahadur Singh and Piyush Singh who are relatives of the deceased was recorded. In his statement Amar Bahadur Singh has stated that he was mediator who arranged the marriage of his sister-in-law with the applicant. He further stated that after marriage applicant went Bombay but after some days he returned from Bombay and he went for Vidai of the deceased to her father’s place and demanded Rs.1.00 Lac cash and one motorcycle. Almost similar statement has been given by witness Piyush Singh. It is also stated that during the course of post mortem Doctor has noted that on the right thigh of the deceased it was written by the deceased herself that her husband and mother-in-law are responsible for her death. Photograph has been taken by the concerned C.P. in his mobile phone which is part of the case diary, which has been shown before the Court. As per post mortem report, death has been caused due to ligature mark on the neck 32 C.M. X 2 C.M.
There are allegations of demand of dowry which have been confirmed by the witnesses. Deceased herself has written cause of death on her right thigh which has been noted by the doctor.
Considering the entire facts and circumstances of the case, I do not find it to be a fit case for granting bail. Accordingly, the bail application is hereby rejected.
However, the trial court is directed to conclude the trial proceedings expeditiously, preferably within a period of six months.
Order Date :- 8.8.2019