-1- IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU DATED THIS THE 28TH DAY OF MARCH 2017 BEFORE THE HON'BLE MRS.JUSTICE RATHNAKALA CRIMINAL PETITION NO.2641 OF 2017 BETWEEN: Sri Rajappa @ Munirajappa S/o Ramappa @ Rajappa Aged about 63 years Residing at Shamshethihalli village Masthi Hobli Malur Taluk-563139. ...PETITIONER (By Sri.Ramakrishna Hegde, Adv. for Sri.Veeranna.G.Tigadi, Adv.) AND: State of Karnataka, Represented by the Sub-Inspector of Police Masthi Police station Masthi, Malur Taluk, Represented by the SPP High Court of Karnataka, Bengaluru-560001. ...RESPONDENT (By Sri.S.Vishnu Murthy, HCGP) This Criminal Petition is filed under Section 439 of Cr.P.C. praying to enlarge the petitioner on bail in Cr.No.35/2016 (S.C.No.159/2016) of Masti P.S., Kolar District for the offence punishable under Sections 498A, 304B r/w Section 34 of IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the D.P.Act. -2- This Criminal Petition coming on for Orders this day, the Court made the following: ORDER
Learned High Court Government Pleader is directed to
take notice for the respondent.
2. Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner and the
learned HCGP for the respondent-State.
3. The petitioner is chargesheeted by the respondent-
police in respect of the offences punishable under Sections
498A, 304B r/w Section 34 of IPC and Sections 3 and 4 of the
Dowry Prohibition Act. He is arrayed as accused No.3.
4. The allegation of the prosecution is, accused persons
tortured the deceased Sunitha (daughter-in-law of this
petitioner) which lead her to commit suicide by setting herself
ablaze in the matrimonial home on 27.3.2016 at 2.30 p.m.
5. The first and the second accused i.e., the wife and
the son of this petitioner are enlarged on bail in
Crl.P.No.5521/2016 dated 5.10.2016 and
Crl.P.No.8017/2016 dated 30.11.2016 respectively. In that
view of the matter, there is no impediment to allow the
6. Accordingly, petition is allowed. Petitioner is
enlarged on bail in Crime No.35/2016 registered by the
respondent-police, on the following conditions:
(i) He shall execute a personal bond for Rs.1,00,000/- and
has to furnish one surety for the likesum to the
satisfaction of the concerned Court.
(ii) He shall not tamper with any of the prosecution
witnesses directly or indirectly.
(iii) He shall appear before the concerned Court regularly
on all hearing dates.