April 10, 2019.
CRM 3163 of 2019
In Re. An application for bail under Section 439 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure.
In the matter of: Uma Medda @ Ruma Medda
Ms Koyeli Bhattacharyya
… for the petitioner.
Mr Saswata Gopal Mukherjee
Mr P.P. Das
… for the State.
The petitioner seeks bail in connection with Domjur Police
Station Case No.579 of 2017 dated July 6, 2017 under Sections
498A/304B/34 adding Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code and
Sections 3 and 4 of D.P. Act.
The petitioner claims to be a neighbour of the victim while she
was at the matrimonial home. The petitioner says that she had
nothing to do with the unnatural death of the victim.
The State produces the case diary. It appears that the victim’s
husband was perceived to have an extra-marital affair with the
present petitioner and it may have been in such circumstances that
the victim came to meet her unnatural death. However, there is no
material evident from the case diary that links the petitioner to the
commission of the offence.
On the basis of the flimsy material against the petitioner as
evident from the case diary, the further detention of the petitioner
cannot be justified.
The petitioner shall be released on bail upon furnishing a
bond of Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only), with two sureties
of like amount, to the satisfaction of the Chief Judicial Magistrate,
Hooghly on the conditions that she shall not intimidate the
witnesses or tamper with the evidence in any manner whatsoever
and she shall appear before the trial court on every date of hearing.
In the event of violation of any of the conditions, the trial court
will be at liberty to cancel the bail without reference to this court.
The prayer for bail is allowed, subject to the conditions stated
Certified website copies of this order, if applied for, be supplied
to the parties upon compliance with all requisite formalities.
( Sanjib Banerjee, J. )
( Suvra Ghosh, J. )