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Tapan Sharma vs State on 26 March, 2019



% Judgment delivered on: 26.03.2019
+ BAIL APPLN. 133/2019
TAPAN SHARMA ….. Petitioner


STATE ….. Respondent
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr.Shrey Sharawat, Advocate.

For the Respondent : Mr.Hirein Sharma, APP for the State with SI Surender
Singh, P.S.Dwarka Sector-23.
Mr.R.N.Sharma, Adv. for the complainant.




Crl. M.A. 6386/2019 (seeking to place on record the additional

Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that in view of the report
of the FSL, which has been received and placed on record, he does not
press the application and seeks leave to withdraw the same.

Accordingly, the application is dismissed as withdrawn.

BAIL APPLN. 133/2019

1. Petitioner seeks regular bail in FIR No.56/2018 under Sections
498A/306/34 IPC, Police Station Sector-23, Dwarka.

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2. Petitioner is the husband of the deceased and has been in custody
since 19.02.2018. Petitioner has been on interim bail since 11.02.2019
because of medical treatment of the child of the petitioner.

3. Subject FIR has been registered on the complaint of the mother of
the deceased who had alleged that her daughter was being troubled by her
in-laws for small – small things and they never used to give her any money
for expenditure and would not recharge her mobile phone. It is alleged by
the mother that her daughter never used to complain to her but used to
complain to her aunts and further that her in-laws never used to send her

4. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner has
been falsely implicated. It is submitted that at the time of her death there
was a credit balance of over Rs.1.5 lakhs in her bank account and in case
the petitioner or the family harassed her for dowry they would not have left
such heavy amount in her bank account which was being maintained and
operated by her.

5. Status report has been filed. Same is taken on record. Status report
indicates that a suicide note was recovered from the spot. The suicide note
has been extracted in the status report.

6. Perusal of the alleged suicide note shows that the deceased had made
complaints about the growing distance between her and her minor daughter
aged three years. It is mentioned in the suicide note that the minor daughter
was getting close to her grandmother which she could not bear and she was
very much troubled with regard to the growing distance between her and

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her minor daughter. Perusal of the alleged suicide note shows that there is
no allegation of any harassment by the petitioner.

7. Fresh status report has been filed which indicates that the suicide
note has been verified by FSL and writing on the suicide note matches the
hand-writing of the deceased.

8. Without commenting on the merits of the case and keeping in view
the totality of the facts and circumstances, I am of the view that petitioner
has made out a case for grant of regular bail.

9. Accordingly, on petitioner furnishing a bail bond in the sum of
Rs.25,000/- with one surety of the like amount to the satisfaction of the
Trial Court, petitioner shall be released on bail, if not required in any other
case. Petitioner shall not do anything which may prejudice either the trial or
the prosecution witnesses. Petitioner shall not endeavour to contact the
complainant or her family.

10. Petition is disposed of in the above terms.

11. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.

MARCH 26, 2019

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