Bombay HC granted anticipatory bail for man accused of killing wife

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Anticipatory bail has been granted to a man residing in Navi Mumbai and accused of  murdering his wife last May by Bombay High Court. The charges levied against him and his kin included cruelty.

The bail was ordered on a personal bond of ₹25,000. The Court also directed that the complainant be made a party to the present matter.

In the month of January, an FIR was registered at CBD Belapur police station. Their plea for anticipatory bail was rejected by a Thane sessions court of this month.

According to their counsel Aniket NIkam, “The case appeared to be a counter blast as ‘every’ criminal offence was invoked, including murder, culpable homicide and not amounting to murder and dowry death in the same FIR.”

The man stated that since 2017 he was not in touch with his wife and the case against him and his sister was not disclosed in FIR.

While arguing before Justice P D Naik via video-conference, “Counsel Nikam revealed that the accused are real brother-sister and FIR was filed on a ‘false’ private complaint by the sister’s husband. The man had, after his wife’s death’ urged the police seeking a probe against his brother in law for her death.”

The hearing is adjourned to April 26 by the Bombay High Court.

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