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MALLIKA SUDHAKARAN v. STATE OF KERALA - Crl Rev Pet No. 4591 of 2006  RD-KL 4118 (21 December 2006)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl Rev Pet No. 4591 of 2006()
1. MALLIKA SUDHAKARAN
1. STATE OF KERALA
For Petitioner :SRI.B.PREMOD
For Respondent :SRI.R.PREM SANKAR
The Hon'ble MRS. Justice K.HEMA
O R D E R
K.HEMA, J.Crl. R.P. No. 4591 of 2006
Dated this the 21st day of December 2006
O R D E RThe revision petitioner is the accused in C.C. No. 420 of 2003 on the file of Judicial First Class Magistrate-II, Kottayam. Second respondent is the complainant therein. Revision petitioner was convicted under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act and sentenced by the Magistrate's Court to undergo simple imprisonment for one year and to pay compensation of Rs. 2 lakhs to the complainant under Section 357(3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In appeal filed by her, the conviction was confirmed but sentence was modified by the Additional Sessions Court, Kottayam. This revision arises from the said conviction and sentence.
2. At the time of hearing, both sides submitted that a petition as Crl.M.A.No.13335/2006 is filed for compounding the offence. It is also submitted by both sides that the matter is settled out of court amicably between the parties and the amount involved is also paid by the petitioner to the second respondent. On hearing both sides and on going through the averments in the petition, I am satisfied that this is a fit case to grant permission to compound the offence. The revision petitioner is acquitted of offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, as compounded. He is set at liberty forthwith. Crl.M.A.No.13335/2006 and revision petition are allowed.
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