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BABURAJ, S/O NANDANAN v. THE INSPECTOR OF EXCISE - Bail Appl No. 4022 of 2007  RD-KL 11968 (4 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4022 of 2007()
1. BABURAJ, S/O NANDANAN,
1. THE INSPECTOR OF EXCISE,
2. STATE REPRESTNTED BY
For Petitioner :SRI.P.K.ANIL
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, JB.A.No.4022 of 2007
Dated this the 4th day of July, 2007
ORDERSecond application for anticipatory bail. The petitioner faces allegations under the provisions of the Kerala Abkari Act. His earlier application for bail was dismissed by another Bench of this Court holding that the petitioner is not entitled for anticipatory bail and directing him to surrender before the learned Magistrate having jurisdiction. The learned Magistrate was further directed to consider such application for bail in the light of the dictum in Sukumari v. State of Kerala [2001(1) K.L.T 22]. The petitioner did not surrender before the learned Magistrate within the period stipulated. He has come before this Court again with the present application seeking the very same relief.
2. How is this petition maintainable ? What is the change in circumstances ? Evidently and obviously, I cannot sit in judgment over the earlier decision by another Bench. The petitioner has not chosen to challenge the same also. The only other circumstance urged is that there has been passage of time. Except that there has been passage of time, no other circumstance whatsoever is brought to the notice of the Court. I am, in these circumstances, satisfied that this application for anticipatory bail is misconceived. The petitioner B.A.No.4022 of 2007 2 cannot succeed. Needless to say that the petitioner can appear before the Investigating Officer or the learned Magistrate and the petitioner's application for regular bail thereafter must be considered by the learned Magistrate on merits, in accordance with law and expeditiously - in the light of the decision in Sukumari v. State of Kerala (supra).
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