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S.SELVAN, PRINTER AND PUBLISHERS v. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY THE - Bail Appl No. 4407 of 2007  RD-KL 13040 (13 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4407 of 2007()
1. S.SELVAN, PRINTER AND PUBLISHERS,
2. PARASAKTHI, EDITOR,
3. M.AYYANAR RAJAN, CORRESPONDENT,
4. CAMERA KANNAN, PHOTOGRAPHER,
1. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY THE
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.4407 of 2007
Dated this the 13th day of July, 2007
ORDERApplication for anticipatory bail. The petitioners face indictment in a prosecution under Section 500 I.P.C. Consequent to non appearance of the petitioners, warrants of arrest have been issued by the learned Magistrate against the petitioners.
2. According to the petitioners, they are absolutely innocent. Their absence was not wilful. They had appeared through counsel and made application also. The petitioners are willing to appear before the learned Magistrate on the next date of posting. The petitioners may not be subjected to arrest and incarceration in prison before that date. This is the short prayer.
3. I am of opinion that it is for the petitioner to appear before the learned Magistrate and explain to the learned Magistrate the circumstances under which they could not earlier appear before the learned Magistrate. I have no reason to assume that the learned Magistrate would not consider such application on merits, in accordance with law and expeditiously. Every court must do the same. No special or specific direction appears to be necessary. Sufficient general directions have already been issued in Alice George v. The Deputy Superintendent of Police [2003(1) KLT 339]. B.A.No.4407 of 2007 2
4. This Crl.M.C is, in these circumstances, dismissed, but with the specific observation that if the petitioners appear before the learned Magistrate and apply for bail after giving sufficient prior notice to the Prosecutor in charge of the case, the learned Magistrate must proceed to pass appropriate orders on merits and expeditiously - on the date of surrender itself.
5. In the peculiar facts and circumstances of this case, there shall be a direction that the non bailable warrants issued by the learned Magistrate against the petitioners shall not be executed till 21.07.2007.
6. Hand over a copy of this order to the learned counsel for the petitioner.
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