C.R.M. 8068 of 2018
(AD) In Re: – An application for anticipatory bail under Section 438 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure filed on 18/09/2018 in
connection with Raghunathganj P.S. Case No. 78/18 dated
02/03/2018 under Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal
In the matter of: Viku Sk Ors.
Mr. Kusal Kumar Mukherjee
…for the petitioners.
Mr. Rana Mukherji
Ms. Debjani Sahu
…for the State.
The petitioners seek anticipatory bail in connection with
Raghunathganj P.S. Case No. 78/18 dated 02/03/2018 under
Sections 498A/304B/34 of the Indian Penal Code.
The petitioners are some of the relatives of the husband of
the victim who was burnt to death within five years of her
The husband was arrested but has now been enlarged on
The State refers to the case diary and the statements of
some of the neighbours. There appear to be consistent
statements of torture being inflicted on the victim by her in-laws.
However, there does not appear to be any eye-witness to
the incident which culminated in the death of the victim.
Considering the material against the petitioners and the
extent of these petitioners’ involvement in the incident that led to
the death of the victim, there does not appear to be any need to
take the petitioners into custody.
Accordingly, in the event of arrest, the petitioners are
directed to be released on bail upon furnishing a bond of
Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten Thousand only) each, with two sureties
of Rs.5,000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) each, one of whom
must be local, to the satisfaction of the Arresting Officer, subject
to the conditions laid down in Section 438(2) of the Code of
Criminal Procedure, 1973. In addition, the petitioners will also
report to the Investigating Officer at such time and place as may
be specified by the concerned police officer.
The petition for anticipatory bail is allowed on the
conditions indicated above.
A certified copy of this order be immediately made
available to the petitioners, subject to compliance with all
(Sanjib Banerjee, J.)
(Abhijit Gangopadhyay, J.)