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Husband facing serious cruelty charges doesn’t deserve anticipatory bail: Punjab and Haryana High Court

Saurabh Malik

Press Reporter News Service

Chandigarh, October 5

The Punjab and Haryana Excessive Courtroom has dominated {that a} husband dealing with severe allegations of subjecting his spouse to each psychological and bodily cruelty doesn’t deserve the extraordinary concession of anticipatory bail.

The assertion by Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul of the Excessive Courtroom got here on a petition looking for the grant of anticipatory bail to the husband in an FIR registered on Might 12 for subjecting a married lady to cruelty and one other offence underneath Sections 324 and 498-A of the IPC on the Dera Bassi police station in Mohali district.

Justice Kaul, through the course of the listening to, was instructed by the husband’s counsel that the FIR was lodged on account of temperamental variations and matrimonial dispute between the petitioner and his spouse. The accidents sustained by the spouse have been on account of an try and suicide and never due to alleged cruel beatings given by the petitioner for getting insufficient dowry.

Responding to the averments, the state counsel submitted that there have been particular allegations levelled in opposition to the petitioner of subjecting his spouse to each bodily and psychological harassment and demanding a “massive” automobile as he had been given solely a “small automobile” in dowry on the time of their marriage.

Opposing the bail prayer, the state counsel additional submitted that it was a matter of document {that a} criticism had been given to the ladies’s cell in opposition to the petitioner a month previous to the registration of the FIR, however a compromise was reached between the events. It, nevertheless, proved to be shortlived as quickly after the petitioner subjected his spouse to cruel beatings following which she needed to be hospitalised on the Authorities Medical School and Hospital in Sector 32, Chandigarh, from Might 9 to Might 18.

The state counsel additionally submitted that the complainant — mom of the petitioner’s spouse — shifted her to the hospital after she noticed her daughter mendacity in an unconscious situation in her matrimonial house. He submitted that the accidents have been sustained by the petitioner’s spouse throughout, together with arms, ft and beneath the neck. It didn’t even obliquely counsel a case of tried suicide.

What the decide mentioned

“I’ve heard counsel for the events and perused the fabric on document. Prima facie, there are severe allegations in opposition to the petitioner of subjecting his spouse to each psychological and bodily cruelty, for which he doesn’t deserve the extraordinary concession of anticipatory bail,” Justice Manjari Nehru Kaul asserted whereas dismissing the bail plea.

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