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Sri. Munikrishnappa vs State Of Karnataka on 20 April, 2017

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU

DATED THIS THE 20TH DAY OF APRIL 2017

BEFORE

THE HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE RATHNAKALA

CRIMINAL PETITION NO.3385/2017

BETWEEN:

SRI. MUNIKRISHNAPPA
S/O RAJAPPA @ MUNIRAJAPPA,
AGED ABOUT 30 YEARS,
R/AT SHAMSHETHIHHALLI VILLAGE,
MASTHI HOBLI,
MALUR TALUK-563 139
… PETITIONER
(BY SRI. RAMAKRISHNA HEDGE., ADVOCATE FOR
SRI. VEERANNA G TIGADI., ADVOCATE)

AND

STATE OF KARNATAKA
REP BY THE SUB-INSPECTOR OF POLICE,
MASTHI POLICE STATION,
MASTHI, MALUR TALUK,
REPRESENTED BY THE SPP,
HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA,
BENGALURU-560 001.
… RESPONDENT
(BY SRI.K. NAGESHWARAPPA, HCGP)

CRL.P FILED U/S.439 CR.P.C PRAYING TO
ENLARGE THE PETR. ON BAIL IN THE EVENT OF HIS
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ARREST IN CR.NO.35/2016 (S.C.NO.159/2016) OF
MASTI P.S., KOLAR DISTRICT FOR THE OFFENCE
P/U/S 408A,304B R/W 34 OF IPC AND SEC.3,4 OF D.P
ACT.

THIS PETITION COMING ON FOR ORDERS THIS
DAY, THE COURT MADE THE FOLLOWING:

ORDER

Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner and the

learned High Court Government Pleader for the

respondent-State.

2. The petitioner/accused No.4 along with his

family members are charge sheeted by the respondent-

Police in Crime No.35/2016 (S.C.No.159/2016) in

respect of offence punishable under Sections 498A,

304B, r/w 34 of IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of Dowry

Prohibition Act,1961.

3. The allegation is deceased-Savitha was

married to the accused No.1, who is the brother of

petitioner/accused No.4. For last six years; dowry in

cash and kind was given to the accused persons on
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demand. At their instance, in the subsequent days, the

deceased procured Rs.50,000/- from her parental home

for purchase of a car for accused No.1. For last six

months prior to the incident, the accused persons

harassed the deceased physically and mentally to get

additional dowry. The accused No.1 started living at

Bengaluru without caring for the deceased. The

deceased being frustrated by the same, committed

suicide by setting herself ablaze on 27.03.2016.

4. The co-accused are already enlarged on bail

and the investigation is concluded. The prosecution case

is yet to be proved by way of circumstantial evidence

during the trial, there is no impediment to allow the

petition and grant bail to the petitioner.

5. Accordingly, petition is allowed and

petitioner is enlarged on bail in Crime No.35/2016

registered by respondent – police Station, subject to the

following conditions:

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ORDER

a) He shall execute a personal bond in a sum

of Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only)

with one surety for the like sum to the

satisfaction of trial court.

b) He shall attend the Court regularly on all

hearing dates;

c) He shall not threaten the prosecution

witnesses.

Sd/-

JUDGE

DM

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