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V.M.JOHNSON v. A.P.THOMAS , STATE - Crl Rev Pet No. 4595 of 2006  RD-KL 4186 (21 December 2006)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl Rev Pet No. 4595 of 2006()
1. A.P.THOMAS , STATE
For Petitioner :SRI.FRANCO T.J.
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MRS. Justice K.HEMA
O R D E R
K. HEMA, J.Crl. R.P. No. 4595 of 2006
Dated this the 21st day of December 2006
O R D E RAdmitted. Adv. K. N. Padmakumar takes notice for first respondent. Public Prosecutor takes notice for second respondent. Revision petitioner is the accused in C.C. No. 236 of 2002 on the file of Judicial First Class Magistrate, Chalakudy. First 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 three months and to pay compensation of Rs. 85,000/- to the complainant and in default to undergo simple imprisonment for one month. In appeal filed by him, the conviction was confirmed but sentence was modified by the Additional Sessions Court, Thrissur. 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. 13342 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 first 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 offence is compounded. He is set at liberty forthwith. Crl.M.A.No.13342 of 2006 and revision petition are allowed.
K. HEMA, JUDGE.smp
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