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NARAYANA DAS ALIAS DEVADAS v. S.H.O.PUTHUNAGARAM POLICE STATION - Crl MC No. 147 of 2007 [2007] RD-KL 1443 (18 January 2007)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

Crl MC No. 147 of 2007()

1. NARAYANA DAS ALIAS DEVADAS,
... Petitioner

Vs

1. S.H.O.PUTHUNAGARAM POLICE STATION
... Respondent

For Petitioner :SRI.GEORGE SIMON

For Respondent : No Appearance

The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT

Dated :18/01/2007

O R D E R

R. BASANT, J.

CRL.M.C.NOs. 147 & 153 OF 2007

Dated this the 18th day of January, 2007

ORDER

The common petitioner in these Crl.M.Cs. faces indictment in two separate prosecutions before two different courts. He did not appear before the learned Magistrates in the concerned cases and consequently finds non-bailable warrants of arrest issued by the learned Magistrates chasing him. It is submitted that he once appeared before the learned Magistrate; but had later failed to appear before the learned Magistrate. It is hence that warrants of arrest have been issued by the learned Magistrates.

2. The learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the petitioner has valid reasons to explain why he could not appear before the learned Magistrates. The petitioner apprehends that his applications for bail to be filed when he surrenders before the learned Magistrates may not be considered by the learned Magistrates on merits, in accordance with law and expeditiously. In these circumstances, he has come to this Court with a prayer that CRL.M.C.NOs. 147 & 153 OF 2007 -: 2 :- directions under Sec.482 of the Cr.P.C. may be issued to the learned Magistrates to release the petitioner on bail when he appears and applies for bail.

3. I do not express any opinion on merits. It is for the petitioner to appear before the learned Magistrates and explain to the learned Magistrates the circumstances under which he could not earlier appear before the learned Magistrates. I have no reason to assume that the learned Magistrates would not consider the petitioner's application for regular bail on merits in accordance with law and expeditiously. No special or specific directions appear to be necessary. Every court must do the same. Sufficient general directions on this aspect have already been issued in the decision reported in Alice George v. Deputy Superintendent of Police (2003 (1) KLT 339).

4. In the result, these Crl.M.Cs. are dismissed; but with the observation that if the petitioner surrenders before the learned Magistrate concerned and seeks 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, unless compelling and exceptional reasons are there. Sd/-

(R. BASANT, JUDGE)

Nan/ //true copy// P.S. To Judge CRL.M.C.NOs. 147 & 153 OF 2007 -: 3 :-


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