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N.RAGHAVAN UNNITHAN v. THE STATE OF KERALA - WP(C) No. 19246 of 2007(N)  RD-KL 11890 (3 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMWP(C) No. 19246 of 2007(N)
1. N.RAGHAVAN UNNITHAN,
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
2. ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTIVE INSPECTOR,
For Petitioner :SRI.C.S.MANILAL
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, JW.P(C).No.19246 of 2007
Dated this the 3rd day of July, 2007
ORDERThe grievance of the petitioner, a person, aged about 75 years and the defacto complainant in Crime No.34 of 1993 is that there is no expeditious disposal of the case even though a period of about 1 = decades has elapsed. Final report has already been filed. The case is pending before the learned Judicial Magistrate of the First Class-II Forest Offences, Punalur as C.C.No.43 of 2003. The report of the learned Magistrate shows that trial has already commenced and there is delay in the conclusion of trial because the Prosecutor is keeping on requesting for time to get ready with the trial. Trial has already commenced and some witnesses have already been examined. I am, in these circumstances, satisfied that the prayer of the petitioner is most reasonable. Strict and specific directions regarding the conduct of further trial can be issued. The Prosecutor must certainly co- operate with the court to expeditiously dispose of the case.
2. In these circumstances, this Writ Petition is, allowed. It is directed that the learned Judicial Magistrate of the First Class-II (Forest Offences) Punalur shall dispose of C.C.No.43 of 2003 as expeditiously as possible - at any rate, within a period of 6 months from this date. Compliance shall be reported to this Court.
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