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M.GOPALAN, AGED 44 YEARS v. STATE - REPRESENTED BY - Bail Appl No. 4376 of 2007  RD-KL 13515 (19 July 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4376 of 2007()
1. M.GOPALAN, AGED 44 YEARS,
1. STATE - REPRESENTED BY
2. THE STATION HOUSE OFFICER,
For Petitioner :SRI.M.SASINDRAN
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, J.B.A.No.4376 of 2007
Dated this the 19th day of July 2007
O R D E RApplication for regular bail. The petitioner faces allegations under the Kerala Abkari Act. The petitioner was allegedly found to transport 2500 packets of Karnataka arrack each containing 100 ml. He was arrested and he continues in custody from 25/5/2007.
2. The learned counsel for the petitioner prays, the learned Public Prosecutor does not oppose the said prayer on condition that the investigating officer is granted two months time from the date of arrest to complete the investigation and I am satisfied that regular bail can be granted to the petitioner subject to appropriate conditions.
3. In the result, this petition is allowed. The petitioner
can now be enlarged on bail on the
following terms and
i) The petitioner shall not be released on bail on the strength of this order prior to 25/07/2007. The investigating officer shall, in the meantime, make every endeavour to complete the investigation. B.A.No.4376 /07 2 ii) He shall execute a bond for Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh only) with two solvent sureties each for the like sum to the satisfaction of the learned Magistrate. iii) The petitioner shall make himself available for interrogation before the investigating officer between 10 a.m and 12 noon on all Mondays and Fridays for a period of two months and thereafter as and when directed by the investigating officer in writing to do so.
(R.BASANT, JUDGE)jsr // True Copy// PA to Judge B.A.No.4376 /07 3 B.A.No.4376 /07 4
ORDER21ST DAY OF MAY2007
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