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State By Gadignur Police Station vs Hanumanthappa on 21 September, 2011

Karnataka High Court State By Gadignur Police Station vs Hanumanthappa on 21 September, 2011Author: Subhash B K.N.Keshavanarayana

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IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARN

CIRCUIT BENCH AT DHARWAD

SEPTEMBER 2011

DATED THIS THE 2 1st DAY OF

PRESENT

BHASH B. ADI

THE HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SU

AND

N, KESHAVANARAYANA

THE HON’BLE MRJUSTICE K.

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cMNAL APPEAL NO. 137

IN CRLANO. 1099/2006

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[N CRL.A.NO. 137/2006

BETWEEN:

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Son of Eranna

Aged about 21 years

R/o. Papinayakana Haul

H. B. Haul Taluk APPELLANT [By Sri. T. Hanumareddv. Adv.)

AND:

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Gadignur Police Station

Gadiganur, Rep. By

S.P.P. High Court

Bangalore RESPONDENT SPP)

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7. On the basis of the complaint PWIO registered the

same as per Ex.P5, pwg conducted further investigation

and filed the charge sheet for the offences punishable

under Section 498A, 304B read with Section 34 of IPC and

further read with Sections 3, 4 and 6 of the DP Act.

8. The accused were brought before the Fast Track

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“That you accused No.1 to 3 at the time of

marriage of A-I with deceased Yankamma,

demanded dowry of Rs. 10,000/- and accepted

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9. Since all the accused pleaded not guilty and

claimed to be tried, the accused were tried for the offences

punishable under Sections 498A, 304B and 306 read with

Section 34 of IPC and for Sections 3. 4 and 6 of DP Act.

Before the trial Court prosecution examined PWs 1 to 10

and marked Exs. P1 to P9 and M.Os. 1 to 4 namely saree,

blouse, langa and bangles of the deceased were produced.

On the defence side no evidence was lead nor any

contradictory statement is marked.

10. The trial Court disbelieving the evidence of PWs

1, 2. 4, 5 and 7 acquitted all the accused of the offences

punishable under Sections 498A. 304B and 306 read with

Section 34 of IPC. However, only accused Nos.2 and 3 were

acquitted of the offences punishable under Sections 3. 4

and 6 of the DP Act, whereas accused No.1 was convicted

for the offences punishable under Sections 3, 4 and 6 of the

OP Act. Accused No.1 is convicted and sentenced to

undergo R.l. for five years and to pay a fine of Rs. 15,000/-, II

in default to undergo one year further R.I for offences

punishable under Section 3 of the OP. Act and sentenced

to undergo R.l. for six months and to pay a fine of

Rs. 1,000/-, in default to undergo one month R.I. for the

offences punishable under Section 4 of the OP Act and

further sentenced to undergo R.L. for six months and to pay

a fine of Rs.5,000/-, in default to undergo one month R.l.

for the offences punishable under Section 6 of the OP Act

and ordered a sum of Rs.6,100/- out of the fine amount to

be paid to PW I within 30 days from the date of the order.

As against the said judgment, both the State as well as

accused No.1 are in these appeals.

11. We have heard the learned Addl. State Public

Prosecutor and Sri. T. Hanumareddy for accused No.1. In

Criminal Appeal No.137/2006 and T. [-lanumareddy for

accused Nos. 1 to 3 in Criminal Appeal No.1099/2006. 3( E V 4 (3 cc o 3) –

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ORDER

Criminal Appeal No.1099/2006 is dismissed.

Criminal Appeal No.137/2006 is allowed. The

judgment of conviction of accused No.1 passed in

S.C.No.76/2005 for the offences punishable under Sections

3, 4 and 6 of the OP Act is hereby set aside. The accused

No.1 is acquitted. The bail bond stands cancelled and the

fine amount, if deposited by the accused No.1 be refunded

to him.

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JUDGE

SdF

JUDGE

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