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MANI @ RAMAKUMARAN, S/O.PONNAN v. THE STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 4742 of 2007  RD-KL 15112 (7 August 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4742 of 2007()
1. MANI @ RAMAKUMARAN, S/O.PONNAN,
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.C.A.CHACKO
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, J.B.A.No.4742 of 2007
Dated this the 7th day of August 2007
O R D E RApplication for regular bail. The petitioner faces allegations under the Kerala Abkari Act. The petitioner was allegedly found to be in possession of 5 litres of arrack on 22/7/2007. He was arrested and continues in custody from that date. Without and before moving the learned Sessions Judge, the petitioner has rushed to this court. The petitioner has another earlier case under the Kerala Abkari Act also pending against him, submits the learned Public Prosecutor.
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 reasonable further time 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 16/08/2007. The investigating B.A.No.4742/07 2 officer shall, in the meantime, make every endeavour to complete the investigation. ii) He shall execute a bond for Rs.50,000/- (Rupees fifty thousand 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.4742/07 3 B.A.No.4742/07 4
ORDER21ST DAY OF MAY2007
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