Ramesh Dalal vs. State of Maharashtra[ANTICIPATORY BAIL APPLICATION NO.1227 OF 2020]

Background
An FIR has been filed against Ramesh and Malavicka Dalal (applicants) under Sections 498A (cruelty by in-laws), 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code against them and their son. The daughter in law alleged them of talking sarcastically and taunting.

Observation of the Court-
Justice Madhuri Baralia observed that

1. The allegations made in the FIR against the applicants are of general nature.

2.Talking sarcastically and taunting to the first informant by the in-laws is the wear and tear of the married life, which every family witnesses. For those allegations the custody of the applicants who are old, aged 80 years and 75 years respectively, is not required with the police.

3. Since, the present FIR was an independent crime, the court wasn’t impressed of the investigating agency had already frozen their accounts.

4. Moreover, the applicants  may abscond from the jurisdiction of the court and move to Dubai where their son resides.

Held-

The anticipatory bail is granted.

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