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MUSTAFA, S/O.MAMMU @ CHERIYAPPU v. THE STATE OF KERALA - Bail Appl No. 7486 of 2006  RD-KL 384 (5 January 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMBail Appl No. 7486 of 2006()
1. MUSTAFA, S/O.MAMMU @ CHERIYAPPU,
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.BABU S. NAIR
For Respondent :PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
The Hon'ble MR. Justice V.RAMKUMAR
O R D E R
V. RAMKUMAR, J.
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BAIL APPLICATION NO.7486 OF 2006
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DATED THIS THE 5th DAY OF JANUARY, 2007
O R D E RPetitioner who is the accused in Crime No.375/06 of Valancherry Police Station for offences punishable under sections 376, 324 and 506(i) IPC for allegedly ravishing his own daughter, seeks his enlargement on bail. The occurrence took place on 9.7.2006. The petitioner was arrested on 10.11.2006 and ever since he is in judicial custody.
2. On the submission made by the counsel for the petitioner, the Superintendent, Sub Jail, Tirur was addressed by the Registry of this court to get the petitioner examined by a Psychiatrist to ascertain his mental condition. In the letter dated 2.1.2007 from the Superintendent, it is stated that in obedience to the directions of this court, the petitioner has been taken to the Mental Health Centre, Kozhikode where he has been admitted and is undergoing treatment. No certificate regarding his mental condition or as to whether he is able to stand trial has been forwarded to this court. Under these circumstances, the only alternative open to this court is to direct the J.F.C.M., Tirur to BA.7486/06 Page numbers conduct an enquiry under section 328 Cr.P.C. expeditiously and if the Magistrate is of the view that the petitioner appears to be of a person of unsound mind, he shall release the petitioner in exercise of his power under section 330 Cr.P.C., provided there is an appropriate person prepared to take care of the petitioner. The Magistrate shall complete the enquiry within two weeks of receipt of a copy of this order. If the Magistrate is not able to complete the enquiry within the above time limit, he shall send a report to the Registry of this court through proper channel explaining the reasons as to why the enquiry could not be conducted within two weeks. With the above direction, this petition is disposed of. Send a copy of this order to the J.F.C.M., Tirur.
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