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ABOOBACKER VADAKKENGARA v. THE STATE OF KERALA - Crl MC No. 87 of 2007  RD-KL 825 (11 January 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl MC No. 87 of 2007()
1. ABOOBACKER VADAKKENGARA,
1. THE STATE OF KERALA,
For Petitioner :SRI.O.V.MANIPRASAD
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R. BASANT, J.CRL.M.C.NO. 87 OF 2007
Dated this the 11th day of January, 2007
ORDERThe petitioner is the 2nd accused in a prosecution, inter alia, under Sec.324 read with Sec.149 of the IPC. Some of the co-accused have already been tried, found not guilty and acquitted. The petitioner was not available for trial. The case against him has been split up. The petitioner now wants to appear before the learned Magistrate. He apprehends that his application for regular bail may not be considered by the learned Magistrate on merits, in accordance with law and expeditiously. He has hence come to this Court with a prayer that directions may be issued under Sec.482 of the Cr.P.C. to the learned Magistrate to release him on bail when he surrenders and applies for bail.
2. It is for the petitioner to appear before the learned Magistrate and explain to the learned Magistrate the circumstances under which he could not earlier appear before the learned Magistrate. I have no reason to assume that the learned Magistrate would not consider the petitioner's CRL.M.C.NO. 87 OF 2007 -: 2 :- application for regular bail on merits in accordance with law and expeditiously. No special or specific directions appear to be necessary. Every court must do the same. Sufficient general directions on this aspect have already been issued in the decision reported in Alice George v. Deputy Superintendent of Police (2003 (1) KLT 339).
3. In the result, this Crl.M.C. is dismissed; but with the observation that if the petitioner surrenders before the learned Magistrate and seeks bail after giving sufficient prior notice to the Prosecutor in charge of the case, the learned Magistrate must proceed to pass appropriate orders on merits and expeditiously - on the date of surrender itself, unless compelling and exceptional reasons are there. Sd/-
(R. BASANT, JUDGE)Nan/ //true copy// P.S. to Judge
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