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PRASAD, AGED 26 YEARS v. STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 3791 of 2007  RD-KL 10910 (21 June 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 3791 of 2007()
1. PRASAD, AGED 26 YEARS,
2. KUTTAN @ BABU, AGED 21 YEARS,
1. STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.NAGARAJ NARAYANAN
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, JB.A.No.3791 of 2007
Dated this the 21st day of June, 2007
ORDERApplication for regular bail. The petitioners were allegedly found to be in possession of 735 litres of spirit on 25.05.2007. They were arrested on the same day. They continue in custody from that date. The petitioners are the persons who were available in the vehicle which was used to transport the said quantity of spirit.
2. The learned Public Prosecutor opposes the application. Investigation is not complete. The allegations are serious. Magnitude of the operation obliges the prosecution to take a strict view. Bail may not be granted at this early stage, submits the learned Public Prosecutor. In the wake of opposition by the learned Public Prosecutor , bail can be granted to the petitioners only if this Court is in a position to entertain both the satisfactions contemplated under Section 41 A of the Kerala Abkari Act. In the facts and circumstances of the case, I am unable to entertain either of those two satisfactions. It follows that this petition is liable to be and it is hereby dismissed. I may hasten to observe that the petitioners shall be at liberty to move the learned Sessions Judge or this Court for bail at a later stage of the investigation, not at any rate prior to 11.07.2007. The Investigators shall in the meantime make every endeavour to complete the investigation.
(R.BASANT, JUDGE)rtr/- 2
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