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T.C.ANTONY, S/O.CHAKKU v. K.J.SHAJU, S/O.JOSE - Crl Rev Pet No. 111 of 2007(E)  RD-KL 517 (8 January 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl Rev Pet No. 111 of 2007(E)
1. T.C.ANTONY, S/O.CHAKKU,
1. K.J.SHAJU, S/O.JOSE,
2. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY ITS
For Petitioner :SRI.K.M.JAMALUDHEEN
For Respondent :SMT.LATHA PRABHAKARAN
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R. BASANT, J.CRL.R.P.NO. 111 OF 2006
Dated this the 8th day of January, 2007
ORDERThis revision petition is directed against a concurrent verdict of guilty, conviction and sentence in a prosecution under Section 138 of the N.I. Act.
2. When this revision petition came up for hearing, it is submitted at the Bar by counsel for the rival contestants that the matter has been settled and the offence has been compounded by the complainant. A joint compromise petition duly signed by the rival contestants and counter signed by their respective counsel is also filed. The learned counsel for the respondent/ complainant vouches that the signature appearing in the application for composition is that of the complainant.
3. The offence under Sec.138 of the N.I. Act is now compoundable after the amendment to the N.I. Act. I am satisfied, from the submissions made at the Bar and the joint statement filed by them, that the parties have settled their dispute amicably. I find no reason not to accept the composition. CRL.R.P.NO. 111 OF 2006 2
4. In the result:
(a) Crl.M.A.No.366 of 2007 is allowed and the composition is accepted.
(b) The acceptance of the composition shall have the effect of acquittal of the accused of the offence punishable under Sec.138 of the N.I. Act as stipulated under Sec.320(8) of the Cr.P.C.
(c) Consequently, this revision petition is allowed. The impugned judgments are set aside. The bail bond executed by the accused shall stand discharged and he is set at liberty.
(R. BASANT, JUDGE)Nan/ CRL.R.P.NO. 111 OF 2006 3
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