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M.J. SHAJAHAN, AGED 42 YEARS v. STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 5183 of 2007 [2007] RD-KL 16526 (24 August 2007)

IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM

Bail Appl No. 5183 of 2007()

1. M.J. SHAJAHAN, AGED 42 YEARS,
... Petitioner

2. ANILKUMAR, S/O.M.K.SREEDHARAN PILLAI,

Vs

1. STATE OF KERALA,
... Respondent

For Petitioner :SRI.JOBI JOSE KONDODY

For Respondent : No Appearance

The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT

Dated :24/08/2007

O R D E R

R. BASANT, J.

B.A. No. 5183 OF 2007

Dated this the 24th day of August, 2007

ORDER

Application for anticipatory bail. The petitioners are accused 1 and 2. They face allegations under Secs.406 and 420 of the IPC. The crux of the allegations against the petitioners is that they received an amount of Rs.6 lakhs in two instalments of Rs.2 lakhs and Rs.4 lakhs respectively from the de facto complainant on the promise that he shall get huge returns. Returns were not given. The principal amount was also not returned. The de facto complainant alleges that the petitioners had fraudulently deceived him. A crime has been registered. Investigation is in progress. The petitioners apprehend imminent arrest.

2. The learned counsel for the petitioners submits that the allegations are totally false. The allegations are raised with vexatious intent. Even accepting all the allegations, B.A. No. 5183 OF 2007 -: 2 :- there is no element of the criminal offence of cheating, urges the learned counsel for the petitioners.

3. The learned Public Prosecutor does not oppose the said prayer and in the facts and circumstances of this case, I am satisfied that anticipatory bail can be granted to the petitioners.

4. In the result, this petition is allowed. Following directions are issued under Sec.438 of the Cr.P.C:

(i) The petitioners shall appear before the learned Magistrate having jurisdiction at 11 a.m. on 4/9/07. They shall be released on regular bail on their executing bonds for Rs.25,000/- each with two solvent sureties each for the like sum to the satisfaction of the learned Magistrate. (ii) The petitioners shall make themselves available for interrogation before the Investigating Officer between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on 5/9/07 and 6/9/07 and thereafter on all Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12 noon for a period of one month. Subsequently, they shall so make themselves available for interrogation before the Investigating Officer as and when directed by the Investigating Officer in writing to do so. (iii) If the petitioners do not appear before the learned Magistrate as directed in clause (i), directions issued above shall thereafter stand revoked and the police shall be at liberty to B.A. No. 5183 OF 2007 -: 3 :- arrest the petitioners and deal with them in accordance with law as if these directions were not issued at all; (iv) If the petitioners were arrested prior to their surrender on 4/9/07 as directed in clause (i) above, they shall be released on their executing bonds for Rs.25,000/- each without any sureties undertaking to appear before the learned Magistrate on 4/9/07. Sd/-

(R. BASANT, JUDGE)

Nan/ //true copy// P.S. to Judge


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