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HC gives bail to retired cop in harassment case

HC gives bail to retired cop in harassment case

The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to a retired police personnel from Bahrain in a case filed against him by his daughter-in-law for alleged harassment.

Justice V L Achliya granted bail on a surety of Rs 15,000 to Bahrain resident and a retired police personnel Ilyas Beg after observing that the allegations in the complaint are primarily against Beg’s son and hence Beg’s custodial interrogation is not required.

On May 20 this year, a complaint under sections 498(A) (dowry harassment) of IPC was registered against Beg, his wife and his son by his daughter-in-law. The complaint also included section 377 of IPC (unnatural sex) against the son.

According to the case, in 2008 Beg’s son got married with the complainant. While the son was also a citizen of Bahrain and lived there his wife continued living in Mumbai after marriage. The son used to visit her here.

Following matrimonial dispute, the complainant lodged a case in Malwani police station here alleging that she was ill-treated and harassed during the period December 2008 to August 2014.

Beg and his wife came to India in order to resolve the dispute between their son and daughter-in-law.

The high court while granting Beg bail observed that during the intervening period no complaint of harassment was made against Beg.

“The entire allegations made in that regard are against the son, who is not applicant before this Court. The allegations made in the complaint reveals that the complaint is filed on account of matrimonial dispute between the complainant and her husband. On the face of FIR no offence is alleged to be committed by Beg. The allegations made in the complaint reveals that the allegations of the complainant are mainly against her husband,” the court said.

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