C. R. M. 3968 of 2018
In Re: An application for bail under Section 439 of the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on
18.06.2018 in connection with Amdanga Police Station Case No. 341 dated 05.07.2017
under Sections 498A/328/302/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
In Re: Momtaj Bibi
… … Petitioner
Md. Younush Mondal .. Advocate
… … for the petitioner
Mr. Saswata Gopal Mukherjee .. Ld. Public Prosecutor
Ms. Amita Gaur .. Advocate
… … for the State
The petitioner is seeking bail in connection with a case relating to offences
punishable under Sections 498A/328/302/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
It is submitted on behalf of the petitioner that she is in custody for about 12 days
and that the co-accused namely, Mirajul Haque @ Laltu has been enlarged on bail.
Learned advocate for the State produces the case diary and opposes the prayer
We have considered the materials on record. We find that the petitioner had
absconded for a protracted period of time. Name of the petitioner transpires as one of the
accused who administered poison to the victim-housewife as per her dying declaration.
Charges have been framed and trial is about to commence. In view of the matured stage
of trial, we are not inclined to grant bail to the petitioner at this stage.
The application for bail is thus rejected.
Trial court is directed to conclude the trial as expeditiously as possible preferably
within six months from the date of communication of this order without granting
unnecessary adjournment to either of the parties.
(Ravi Krishan Kapur, J.) (Joymalya Bagchi, J.)