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ABDUL GAFOOR S/O. ABDULLAKKUTTY v. SATATE OF KERALA, REPRESETED BY THE - Crl MC No. 4508 of 2003 [2007] RD-KL 14142 (26 July 2007)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

Crl MC No. 4508 of 2003()

1. ABDUL GAFOOR S/O. ABDULLAKKUTTY,
... Petitioner

Vs

1. SATATE OF KERALA, REPRESETED BY THE
... Respondent

For Petitioner :SRI.P.V.KUNHIKRISHNAN

For Respondent : No Appearance

The Hon'ble MR. Justice J.B.KOSHY

Dated :26/07/2007

O R D E R

J.B.KOSHY, J.

Criminal M.C.No.4508 OF 2003 (C)

Dated this the 26th day of July, 2007

O R D E R

Petitioner was the 3rd accused in C.C.No.355/1999. He along with two others were charge sheeted under Sections 147, 341, 323, 427 read with Section 34 of the Indian Penal Code. Since he was absconding his case was split up and numbered as C.C.No.440/2003. His contention is that he was in the gulf country in the above period. That is why he was not able to appear before the court. Merely because acquittal or discharge of the co-accused, case against appellant cannot be quashed. It will depends upon the facts of each case. By absconding accused will not get advantage. In the case, witnesses were examined in the main case and PWs.1 to 3 supported the case. But independent eye witnesses did not see the incident and therefore accused 1 and 2 were acquitted. It is for the trial court to consider whether this petitioner can be acquitted as that will depend upon the evidence adduced in the split up CRL.M.C.4508/2003 2 case. However, on the facts and circumstances of the case, the Magistrate is directed to grant bail to the petitioner on his surrender on such conditions as may be fixed. It is for the petitioner to adduce what ever evidence he would like to produce in the trial court. I am not expressing any opinion regarding the merits of the case in this order. With the above directions this Criminal miscellaneous case is disposed of.

J.B.KOSHY, JUDGE

prp CRL.M.C.4508/2003 3 J.B.KOSHY Criminal.Appeal. OF 1998

JUDGMENT

14th March, 2007


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