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Anand S/O Hanumantappa Lamani vs State Of Karnataka on 29 October, 2009
Author: A.N.Venugopala Gowda

DATED THIS THE 29?" DAY OF OCTOBER,_ ;20Q9u.'__'___e'  A' 



CRLP. No.7946 of':;:.QO9

1. Anand, S / 0 I-Ianuma1"iLa_ppa:LarI'1a:f1i,V 
Age: 26 years, OCC: AgriCuliure--, if g "  I
R/0 Hosur, Yattinahalli, I  I I

Tq: Siggaon, Dist:.vHaveri;* .  I

2. Lokappa, SH/.Q B;I'1é1ci1'appeL.Laman£, I 
Age: 52 yearfs, Qec5"A3gricujt1,1i**e,__ " _  '
R/0 Hosur, Y»atL»i.n:;.éLha11i;   «. 

Tq: Shiggaon,:Dist:":i;Ia_veri.'=. "

3. Krishna  Kri-shI1é1ppa.._H'ar'iyappa Lamani,
Age: 26 years,*OCé: C'o§>1:e;"~--

R / 0 Hosur, Yatt'in.ah--.aIIi.,_ ' "

Tq: Sihiggaon, Disjg: Haveri.

 I(B}(ISri,fi@I3geId-fish Patii, Adv.)  Petitioners


TheI"State bf Karnataka,

 Ir__Through 'i;".'ac1as Police Station,
  High Court of Karnataka,
"«_V'C-ircuit Bench at Dharwad.

  'ES' Sri. P.H.Gotkhinc1i, HCGP)  Respondent


This Crl.P is filed 11/8 439 Cr.P.C praying to direct the
Tadas Police Station to enlarge the Petitioners (Accused No.1,

2,3) kon baii in Crime No.37/2009.

This Crl.P. coming on for Orders this Clay’,””‘£lti¢V’..(.:’i(‘il7iL2:I¥’t4

made the following:

0 R D E R_ ..

Sri. Jagadish Patil, learned caounsellabpearing”forlthe.i

Petitioners has filed a Memo to dismiss the Petition’ in s’0i’farl’–

as first Petitioner Anand, S/o.Vg4ll.PI.anumantapi:5a ‘mmafii is i’

concerned, stating that the said___l?’etit’ilo_ner hwillvvvorliz out his
remedy after the chargershee.t is Vifiie.dv..VviA”*Ix/Iemo “placed on
record. The Petition in -farlas;fiVrst.:\Petit.ioner Anand, S / o
Hanumantappag_:LamaniL by reserving

liberty to hir_nl_yto the ‘Court or this Court as

the case may the_ilch_arge sheet is filed.

2. It is’,__see_I1il’frol1Ii’Petition and the statement of

objections filed,_ ‘thatlone Srnt. Devakka Lamani gave a

«.._Acor’n1:.§iai.nlt a.lleginlgi’t”nat her daughter viz., Smt.Sharada was

given in_”m’arr’ia_ge to Anand, S/o Hatiumantappa Lamani,

After the marriage, her daughter joined

her-…hus_bani;i..~ and lived in the matrimonial home. Out of the

li.__wedloel§:l,}Smt.Sharada gave birth to a female child. It is her

that, husband and others forced Sharada to bring

it was also alleged that Anand, husband of Sharada,

siiispected her fidelity at the instancefi Lokappa, S/o



Bhadrappa Larnani and Krishna @ Krishnappa Hariyappa

Lamani i.e., Petitioners 2 and 3, who are the seniorfiincle

and son of junior uncle respectively, of Anand.

that there was ill treatment of Sharada at her.'”matAri’1iri:oniiaE_g0 ~

house. The complainant received a _p~hon’>_ ‘call.

09.08.2009 wherein she was

committed suicide by strangulatiion.:’.._i

message, she went to Yattiniahalli and ‘found; “of; her -. 0’

daughter in hanging position}a._iSh_e loldge:cl”:a complaint
alleging that, Sharada’~1:night”‘lhave:’ corr1rnitted” suicide on
account of the dowry by her
husband and the othgrvintwoipersons”i§.ge,”i Lokappa and
Krishna @ Krishiiaijpa or she might have
been killed wanted the matter to

be investigatedi”an;;;l_ her_ice_;i”a” .cogrn]:,i’laint was lodged at 1.00

pm oniv:i0.Qsi.fiCC9.,__i

3. Afte”rregiste’r_ing’th,e”‘_ease in Crime No. 37/2009 on the

file o;f”i’adas .Po]i_ce’$tation, for offence punishable under Sec.

EPC, the investigation has been

‘–nc’ed’«an’d_the statements of certain persons have been

0’recordedi”_~Thegphotograph of the dead person was taken. It

fou11~d_ ijon the body of the deceased, there was two

distant ligature marks. The Petitioners having been taken

i”nto,_cus”tody, were remanded to jail. By this Petition, they

0 seeking enlargrnent on bail. >5’


4. Heard the learned counsei for the Petitioners and the
iearned HCGP for Respondent. Learned counse} for the
Petitioner has taken me through the complaint-.»gdt.

10.08.2009 and submitted that the complaint agair1s.t”–«.t.wo

Petitioners herein, does not make out a prima faciie” «if-___f _

their involvement in the alleged crime. It

that, the Petitioners are innocent peopietandé are ifalsteliyfi

implicated in the Crime. Since S’/0″‘

Lamani, aged about 352 ye.a’rs___ anditthe 0tt.’t1″eir’utFfetitibnei’

Krishna @ Krishnappa Hariyappa» Laman_i_,°b.eing; not the
family members of husband of’t’heig_”deceasedii hvasaiso been
implicated in the crime .ii’unri_ecesvsa’1*iiyAiiand they may be

enlarged on bail. V

6. Sri. ieariierIvii’ii{;iCGP for the State

submitted__thativ–the_case«._regi_stered against the Petitioners is
for heiri0us* crime.’ iififi”investigation, the prosecution
proceeds against Vthe i3eti’ti.oiners, they will have to be tried for

theofferices piini.shab1e under Sec. 498»A and 302 r/W 34

xyouid attract the imprisonment of sentence of Eife

__iriiprisor1rncn’t.,_and fine and hence the bail may be refused. It

Was”‘subrri–i–tjteid§=’that, if the Petitioners are enlarged on bail,

they tamper the prosecution witnesses, hamper the

i” and/or may flee i.e., jump bail. Hence, the

P.etit’ion may be dismissed. g


7. In Vl€W of the rival contentions, the point for

Consideration is:

” Whether the Petitioners can be admitted to_bVcl_tii.<_"?~3'_.

8. The alleged incident has taken place

Complainant has filed the Complaint with Police” P

on 10.08.2009. Petitioners 2 and 3f’herein_are

members of husband of the decieaseid.’~’ii Thieyii

relatives of Petitioner No.1-‘ -‘.I_.’he corn”plainan’t’utherself is

doubtful about cause for the deathof Shar:a_da.i .VShieV_hais only
suspicion that her dailghtersi-1nList– have been. killed and
hanged or she might hiaveiicon1rnii.tted”-sfuic’ide, being not able
to bear the harassmentHand._cieimand”~foiiéloiwry. Since the

Petitioners 2 and«.i§3″_’herti:in umelmbers of the family

of the cl.eice_ased,– the case sought to be made
out in lithe ._co1nplaingt’t’.gigainV$3t the Petitioners prima facie
appears tokbe not The case against the Petitioners

being’su.spicio13.sV_iini nature, they are entitled to be admitted

00″».,on”~bai15.j’-. “To dispe’I'”the apprehension of the prosecution

abioutg of witnesses, hampering of the

iiny’o._s_tigati_on, ‘the Petitioners can be put on conditions.

4’ Henceli, I pass the following:

. _ .QB__12._12._R.

Petitioners Lokappa S/o Bhadrappa Lamani and

it imiirishna Krishnappa Hariyappa Larnani, shown as



Accused 2 and 3 in Tadas Police Station Crime No.37/2009,

are hereby directed to be enlarged on bail, on they e>;eccfu”tiing

personal bonds for a sum of Rs.1,00,000/~

producing 2 local solvent sureties who sha-llV._:exVeC-ute_ the

bond for the likesum and to theirsatisfactionyof:


They shall also execute ant».1V:.indertal§ing”to’: coiriply with

the following conditions; xx/iz.,:

1. That they shall not _n.%’:it”1?ter the trial not
tamper _theal p_ros{ecutiot1 wit.r:esses’;.« either directly or

indirectly. 5′ ii

2. that shall’not.comniit”any non bailable offence.

3. they the Sessions jurisdiction of

the Court without prior permission.

‘l’=hat’~l.tAhey sh”al’l”imark their attendance in the Taclas

7PQllC¢”Si’i[atiOn once in 15 days either on a Saturday or
a”Si;_mt:lay’hetween 08.00 hours to 16.00 hours.

Libervtjistancis reserved to the prosecution to seek

cancellation of the bail, in case, any of the conditions stated

.hherelinn are violated or the Accused commit any act, which

compels the prosecution to seek cancellation of the bail.


.- .

It is needless to point out that, the findings or

observations made herein are only for the purpo.sié;_of

considering piea for grant of bail and shall not

as an expression of opinion on the merits OfFh_e=.ea’se. _ The i

Trial Court is free to draw its findings jaindiiAc’one11.asionsj,A’

based on the evidence which: the pireoseeutionrvand idefi;-nice

may place on its record and shail decide Case on its
merits, uninfiuenced b;iy’~~..the_«’ifindingsVand/or observations

made herein.

Petition’ds:’a11owed of Petitioners 2 and 3.
The FieVtit-ioi;:_ in the “Petitioner-Amanda S /o
Hananziiantaifip-:i;V_.Laniani,Zstands -dismissed as withdrawn.

Acieordingily, is disposed.

” aaaaa _ fl: Sd/..’.



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