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T.K. NARAYANAN, S/O. KRISHNAYYAR v. THE STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 4688 of 2007  RD-KL 14949 (3 August 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4688 of 2007()
1. T.K. NARAYANAN, S/O. KRISHNAYYAR,
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.C.A.CHACKO
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, JB.A.No.4688 of 2007
Dated this the 3rd day of August, 2007
ORDERThe petitioner faces indictment in a prosecution for offences punishable, inter alia, under Sections 447 and 427 I.P.C. Investigation is complete. Final report has already been filed. Cognizance has been taken. Consequent to non appearance of the petitioner before the learned Magistrate, the learned Magistrate has issued a non bailable warrant to procure the presence of the petitioner. The petitioner finds the warrant of arrest issued by the learned Magistrate chasing him.
2. According to the petitioner, he is innocent. His absence was not wilful. The petitioner is willing to appear and apply for bail and co-operate with the court for expeditious disposal of the case. The petitioner apprehends that his application for bail may not be considered by the learned Magistrate on merits, in accordance with law and expeditiously. It is therefore prayed that directions under Section 438 Cr.P.C may be issued in favour of the petitioner.
3. It is for the petitioner to appear before the learned Magistrate and explain to the learned Magistrate the circumstances under which he could not earlier appear before the learned Magistrate. I have no reason to assume that the learned Magistrate would not B.A.No.4688 of 2007 2 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].
4. This application for anticipatory bail is, in these circumstances, dismissed, but with the specific observation that if the petitioner appears before the learned Magistrate and applies 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.
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