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KARIVELIL JOHN,S/O. MATHAI,AGED 70 YEARS v. STATION HOUSE OFFICER, PAYYAVOOR POLICE - Bail Appl No. 5551 of 2007  RD-KL 17394 (17 September 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 5551 of 2007()
1. KARIVELIL JOHN,S/O. MATHAI,AGED 70 YEARS
1. STATION HOUSE OFFICER, PAYYAVOOR POLICE
For Petitioner :SRI.V.A.SATHEESH
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, J.B.A.No.5551 of 2007
Dated this the 17th day of September 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 IMFL on 21/08/2007. He was arrested and continues in custody from that date. The learned Public Prosecutor submits that the petitioner was arrayed as an accused in a crime in 2004 also under the Kerala Abkari Act.
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 now be directed to be enlarged 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 21/09/2007. The investigating B.A.No.5551 /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 from the date of his release and thereafter as and when directed by the investigating officer in writing to do so.
(R.BASANT, JUDGE)jsr B.A.No.5551 /07 3 B.A.No.5551 /07 4
ORDER21ST DAY OF MAY2007
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