IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AT BENGALURU
DATED THIS THE 27TH DAY OF JUNE 2017
THE HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE RATHNAKALA
CRIMINAL PETITION No.4058/2017
Aged about 22 years,
R/o Kamanakere Village,
Chikkamagaluru District. …Petitioner
(By Sri M.R.Hiremathad, Adv.
for Sri Ramakrishna.N, Adv.)
State of Karnataka,
By Birur Police Station,
Represented by State Public Prosecutor,
High Court Buildings,
Bengaluru – 560 001. …Respondent
(By Sri S. Vishwamurthy, HCGP)
This Criminal petition is filed under Section 439 of
Cr.P.C praying to enlarge the petitioner on bail in Crime
No.62/2017 of Birur Police Station, Chikkamagaluru
for the offence P/U/S 143, 498A, 307, 504, 114 R/W
149 of IPC.
This petition coming on for orders, this day, the
court made the following:-
Heard the learned counsel for the petitioner and the
learned Government Pleader for the respondent.
2. The petitioner is in custody since 04.04.2017 for
the offences punishable under Section 143, 498-A, 307, 504,
114 R/w 149 of IPC registered by the respondent-police in
their Crime No.62/2017.
3. The allegation is, on the late night of 28.03.2017
in his inebriated condition, the petitioner trespassed into the
house of the victim’s parents and assaulted the inmates of
the house and also his wife who was carrying 8 months
pregnancy. He snatched her mangalya chain and vowed to
finish of her child in the womb. His friend Krishna was with
him during the incident. During the stay of the victim in the
matrimonial home, she was tortured by the husband and in-
4. The learned counsel for the petitioner submits
that on the very similar allegation a complaint was lodged by
the brother of the victim on 29.03.2017 which was registered
by the respondent-police in their Crime No.59/2017. Since,
the petitioner and the family members were ordered to be
enlarged on bail in the said case, the present case is filed
only to harass them.
5. Perused the contents of the FIR in both the
6. There is delay of 4 days in lodging the complaint
as per the complaint. The complainant apprehends that
since the accused having been enlarged on bail in the
previous case, he may risk the life of complainant, child in
her womb and her family members.
7. In the light of the above circumstances, there is
no impediment to allow the petition. Hence, the petition is
allowed. The petitioner is enlarged on bail in crime
No.62/2017 of respondent-police subject to following
(i) He shall execute a self bond for a
sum of Rs.50,000/- (Rupees Fifty
Thousand only) with one surety for
the likesum to the satisfaction of the
(ii) He shall not approach or threaten
the victim/family members of the
victim directly or telephonically.
(iii) He shall appear before the
respondent-I.O. on every Thursday
during office hours.