C.R.M. 1113 of 2020
In Re:- An application for bail under Section 439 of the Code of
Criminal Procedure filed on 27.01.2020 in connection with Khejuri
P. S. Case No.36 of 2019 dated 08.02.2019 under Sections
498A/302/304B/201/34 of the Indian Penal Code and Section 4
of the Dowry Prohibition Act.
In the matter of : Suman Manna.
Mr. Amitabha Karmakar,
Mr. A. K. Bhowmick.
…for the Petitioner.
Mr. Ranabir Roy Chowdhury,
Mr. Mainak Gupta.
…for the State.
Heard the learned Counsels appearing on behalf of the parties.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that he is in custody
for over a year. He is not the principal accused.
Learned Advocate appearing for the State opposes the prayer
for bail and submits that the petitioner is one of the conspirators to
the murder of the housewife. Wearing apparels of the husband of the
victim housewife was recovered from his shop. Date for recording
prosecution evidence has been fixed.
We have considered the materials on record and keeping in
mind the nature of allegations and the extent of complicity of the
petitioner in the alleged crime and the period of detention suffered by
him, we are inclined to grant bail to the petitioner.
Accordingly, the petitioner shall be released on bail upon
furnishing a bond of Rs.10,000/- with two sureties of like amount
each, one of whom must be local, to the satisfaction of the learned
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Contai subject to condition that
the petitioner shall appear before the trial court on every date of
hearing until further orders and shall not intimidate witnesses or
tamper with evidence in any manner whatsoever.
In the event the petitioner fails to appear before the Trial Court
without any justifiable cause, the trial Court shall be at liberty to
cancel his bail in accordance with law without further reference to
The application, being C.R.M. 1113 of 2020, is disposed of.
(Suvra Ghosh,J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)