The court also directed him not to leave the country without its permission and not to tamper evidence or influence witnesses in the case.
New Delhi: A police officer, accused of torturing and compelling his wife to kill herself, has been granted bail with a Delhi court observing that there was an unexplained delay of around two months in lodging an FIR against him. Additional Sessions Judge Prem Kumar Barthwal granted the relief to the 31-year-old sub inspector on a personal bond of Rs 50,000 with one surety of the like amount with a direction that he would join the probe as and when required by the investigating officer.
The court also directed him not to leave the country without its permission and not to tamper evidence or influence witnesses in the case. The order came on a plea of the accused in a domestic violence and abetment of suicide case lodged by his father-in-law against him in January 2018, over two months after the official's wife committed suicide in November 2017.
The court noted that after the death of the woman on November 6, 2017, her father didn’t allege any ill-treatment by the accused to his daughter.