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Tapan Karak vs State Of West Bengal & Ors on 14 July, 2021

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Ct. 13
Item No.84

WPA 10973 OF 2021

Tapan Karak
State of West Bengal Ors.

(Via Video Conference)

Mr. Soujanya Bandyopadhyay
….for the petitioner

Mr. Amitesh Banerjee
…….for the State
Mr. Subhankar Chakraborty
Mr. Saptarshi Bhattacharjee
Ms. Ruchira Manna
…..for the private respondents

The grievance of the petitioner is that the private

respondents have killed his daughter in her marital house. It

is submitted that the petitioner was not even allowed by the

police to see the dead body of his daughter. It is also

submitted that a complaint was lodged on 4 th June, 2021

with Bagnan Police Station and yet no FIR has been


Mr. Amitesh Banerjee, learned senior counsel for the

State, submits that a UD case was registered by the Bagnan

P.S. initially and an FIR has been registered on 13 th July,

2021 being Bagnan Police Station Case No. 340 of 2021

dated 13th July, 2021 under Sections 498A/304/302 of the

Indian Penal Code and under the provisions of the DV Act.

The private respondents seek time to answer the writ



This Court is of the prima facie view that there has

been some delay in registering FIR, by the Bagnan Police

Station and the same has been done since after the receipt

the copy of the writ petition.

The Officer-in-Charge of Bagnan Police Station is

directed to file a report indicating the steps taken by them in

respect of the FIR on the adjourned date. Bagnan Police

Station shall also explain as to why there was a delay in

registering the FIR. It shall also be explained as to why

section 120B of the IPC has not been included in the FIR.

Let this matter be adjourned for two weeks.

(Rajasekhar Mantha, J.)

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