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P.M.NOORUDHIN v. THE STATE OF KERALA - Crl Rev Pet No. 2702 of 2003  RD-KL 4141 (21 December 2006)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl Rev Pet No. 2702 of 2003()
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
2. SRI.MURALIDHARAN NAIR,
For Petitioner :SRI.K.G.ANIL BABU
For Respondent :SRI.GIGIMON ISSAC
The Hon'ble MRS. Justice K.HEMA
O R D E R
K. HEMA, J.Crl. R.P. No. 2702 of 2003
Dated this the 21st day of December 2006
O R D E RThe revision petitioner is the accused in CC. No. 266 of 2000 on the file of Judicial First Class Magistrate, Erattupetta. Second respondent is the complainant therein. Revision petitioner was convicted and sentenced by the Magistrate's Court to undergo simple imprisonment for six months under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act . In appeal filed by him, the conviction and sentence were confirmed by the 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. 13229 of 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.
3. It is also submitted by both parties that the amount deposited by
revision petitioner before the Judicial
First Class Magistrate, Erattupetta
during the pendency of the proceedings can be ordered to be released to the
second respondent-complainant. There is no ground to refuse this prayer.
Crl. R.P. 2702 /2003 2
In the result,
i) Revision petitioner is acquitted of offence under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, as offence is compounded. He is set at liberty forthwith. ii) The Judicial First Class Magistrate, Erattupetta is directed to release the amount in deposit to the second respondent. Crl. M.A.No.13229 of 2006 and revision petition are allowed.
K. HEMA, JUDGE.smp
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