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PUNJAB & HARYANA HC DENIES ANTICIPATORY BAIL TO FATHER ALLEGEDLY CONNIVING WITH SON WHO MARRIED MULTIPLE TIMES WITHOUT DIVORCING DISABLED SPOUSE

This particular decision is upheld by the High Court of Punjab and Haryana  through the division bench of Justice Jasjit Singh Bedi in the case of Ajaib Singh v. State of Punjab (CRM-M-26665-2022 (O &M)

FACTS

The present FIR came to be registered at the instance of the complainant-Baljinder Singh, brother of Sharanjit Kaur, who stated that his sister got married with Amarjit Singh son of Ajaib Singh (the present petitioner) in the year 2001. Out of the wedlock, two children were born i.e. a son in the year 2003 and a daughter in the year 2005. The son was 90% disabled and Sharanjit Kaur (sister of the complainant) is also 80% disabled. Her in-laws had left Sharanjit Kaur alongwith the children at Sunam and the son of the petitioner, namely, Amarjit Singh (husband of Sharanjit Kaur) never came back to look after her and her children either. In fact, Amarjit Singh, in connivance with his father Ajaib Singh (the present petitioner) had solemnized five marriages without getting a divorce from his sister-Sharanjit Kaur, and therefore, cheated not only Sharanjit Kaur but also other women with whom he had solemnized subsequent marriages.

JUDGEMENT

Sharanjit Kaur, the daughter-in-law of the petitioner, is physically disabled and the grand son of the petitioner is also disabled. The petitioner is a signatory to various documents which show that he was aware of the multiple marriages of his son. Apart from that fact, there are photographs of the petitioner at the different marriages of his son with different ladies Thus, in view of the seriousness of the allegation as also to unravel the truth regarding the multiple marriages of his son, the custodial interrogation of the petitioner is necessary. Therefore, the present petition for the grant of concession of anticipatory bail to to the petitioner is hereby dismissed.

JUDGEMENT REVIEWED BY NAISARGIKA MISHRA

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