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RAMACHANDRAN NAIR v. STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 4960 of 2007  RD-KL 15799 (16 August 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 4960 of 2007()
1. RAMACHANDRAN NAIR,
1. STATE OF KERALA
2. S.I. OF POLICE,
For Petitioner :SRI.C.S.MANU
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, J.B.A.No.4960 of 2007
Dated this the 15th 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 7 litres of Indian made foreign liquor in seven bottles when a bike in which he was travelling as pillion keeping in possession of such contraband article was intercepted. He was arrested and continues in custody from 03/08/2007.
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 reasonable further time to complete the investigation and I am satisfied that the petitioner can be directed to be released on bail 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 20/08/2007. The investigating B.A.No.4960/07 2 officer shall, in the meantime, make every endeavour to complete the investigation. ii) He shall execute a bond for Rs.50,000/- (Rupees 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 B.A.No.4960/07 3 B.A.No.4960/07 4
ORDER21ST DAY OF MAY2007
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