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D.SASIKUMAR v. MOHAMMED EKUBAL - CRL A No. 1888 of 2003  RD-KL 11980 (4 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCRL A No. 1888 of 2003()
1. MOHAMMED EKUBAL,
2. THE STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.V.PHILIP MATHEW
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.THANKAPPAN
O R D E R
K. THANKAPPAN, J.CRL.A.NO.1888 OF 2003 Dated this the 4th day of July, 2007.
This appeal is filed against the order passed in C.C.No.155/1998 on the file of the Judicial Magistrate of First Class-II, Pathanamthitta. The order impugned has been seen passed under Section 256(1) of the Code of Criminal Procedure. The appeal has been admitted by this Court and notice has been served on the 1st respondent. There is no appearance for the 1st respondent. This Court heard the learned counsel appearing for the petitioner/appellant and perused the records. As per the impugned order, the 1st respondent has been acquitted only on the ground of absence of the petitioner/appellant. The order does not show that the petitioner/appellant should have been present in the court on the posting date and it was necessitated to pass such an order only on the absence of the petitioner/appellant. It is also not discernible from the order that the trial court had applied its mind before passing the impugned order as held by this Court in the judgments reported in G.F.S. Chit & Loans (P) Ltd V. Rajesh 2006(3) KLT 825) and Don Bosco v. Partech Computers Ltd. (2005(2) (KLT 1003). CRL.A.NO.1888/2003 2 In the above circumstances, it is only proper for this Court to set aside the order and remand the case back to the trial court. Accordingly, the order under challenge is set aside and the matter is remanded back to the trial court for a fresh consideration. The trial court is directed to take up the matter afresh at the stage at which the impugned order has been passed on issuing a fresh notice to the 1st respondent. The appellant shall appear before the lower court on 18.8.2007.
K. THANKAPPAN, JUDGE.cl CRL.A.NO.1888/2003 3
K. THANKAPPAN, J.CRL.A.NO.1888 OF 2003
4th July, 2007. CRL.A.NO.1888/2003 4
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