HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 2
Case :- CRIMINAL MISC. BAIL APPLICATION No. – 2471 of 2020
Applicant :- Veerpal
Opposite Party :- State of U.P.
Counsel for Applicant :- Ghanshyam Das Mishra,Hans Nath Pandey
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.
Hon’ble Suneet Kumar,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicant and learned A.G.A. appearing for the State.
As per the prosecution case, applicant is the husband of the deceased; the marriage is of 2017.
It is urged by learned counsel for the applicant that deceased succumbed to injury by hanging; cause of death is asphyxia as a result of ante mortem hanging; during trial, the prosecution witnesses have turned hostile and not supported the factum of cause of death for dowry; it is a case of suicide. It is lastly submitted that the applicant has no other reported criminal antecedent and he is languishing in jail since 20.03.2019, there is no likelihood of early disposal of trial and the applicant undertakes that if enlarged on bail, he will never misuse his liberty and will co-operate in the trial.
Learned A.G.A. opposed the prayer for bail.
Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case and considering the nature of accusation and the severity of punishment in case of conviction and the nature of supporting evidence, reasonable apprehension of tempering of the witnesses and prima facie satisfaction of the Court in support of the charge, the applicant is entitled to be released on bail in this case.
Let the applicant, Veerpal, involved in Case Crime No. 23 of 2019, under Section 498A, 304B, 323 I.P.C. and 3/4 D.P. Act, Police Station Kagroul, District Agra, be released on bail on his furnishing a personal bond with two sureties each in the like amount to the satisfaction of the court concerned with the following conditions:-
(i) The applicant shall file an undertaking to the effect that he shall not seek any adjournment on the dates fixed for evidence when the witnesses are present in court. In case of default of this condition, it shall be open for the trial court to treat it as abuse of liberty of bail and pass orders in accordance with law.
(ii) The applicant shall remain present before the trial court on each date fixed, either personally or through his counsel. In case of his absence, without sufficient cause, the trial court may proceed against him under Section 229-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iii) In case, the applicant misuses the liberty of bail during trial and in order to secure his presence proclamation under Section 82 Cr.P.C. is issued and the applicant fails to appear before the court on the date fixed in such proclamation, then, the trial court shall initiate proceedings against him, in accordance with law, under Section 174-A of the Indian Penal Code.
(iv) The applicant shall remain present, in person, before the trial court on the dates fixed for (i) opening of the case, (ii) framing of charge and (iii) recording of statement under Section 313 Cr.P.C. If in the opinion of the trial court absence of the applicant is deliberate or without sufficient cause, then it shall be open for the trial court to treat such default as abuse of liberty of bail and proceed against him in accordance with law.
Order Date :- 18.2.2020