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PALLATH ABOOBECKER v. THE ASST.COLLECTOR,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM - Crl Rev Pet No. 510 of 1998(C)  RD-KL 8641 (25 May 2007)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl Rev Pet No. 510 of 1998(C)
1. PALLATH ABOOBECKER
1. THE ASST.COLLECTOR,THIRUVANANTHAPURAM
For Petitioner :SRI.JOSHI N.THOMAS
For Respondent : No Appearance
The Hon'ble MR. Justice K.R.UDAYABHANU
O R D E R
K.R. UDAYABHANU, J
CRL. R.P. NO. 510 OF 1998
Dated this the 25th day of May 2007
O R D E RThe revision petitioner who is the 1st accused in C.C. No. 64/92 stands convicted for the offence under Sections 132 and 135(1)(1) of the Customs Act, 1962 and sentenced, as modified by the appellate court, to undergo rigorous imprisonment for one year and to pay a fine of Rs.5,000/- and in default to undergo simple imprisonment for one month. It is submitted that he had undergone pre-trial detention as well as detention under COFEPOSA. As per the certificate produced he has undergone the detention under COFEPOSA from 16.11.1991 to 18.07.1992 apart from the pre-trial detention.
2. The prosecution case is that from the baggage of the revision petitioner, 14 gold ornaments were seized and the same are valued at Rs.7,31,250/-. The incident had taken place on 08.08.1990. It is submitted that the revision petitioner is laid up on account of a major heart attack.
3. The counsel for the revision petitioner has only pleaded for leniency. In the circumstances and in view of the fact that since 1990 the revision petitioner is facing the criminal proceedings and living CRL. R.P. NO. 510/1998 : 2 : under the shadow of the incarceration, I find that the sentence is liable to be modified. In the circumstances and in view of the long delay, the sentence is modified to imprisonment till the rising of the court and to pay a fine of Rs.10,000/- and in default to undergo simple imprisonment for six months. The revision petitioner shall appear before Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate (Economic Officences) Ernakulam on 26.06.2007 to receive sentence. infirm The Crl.R.P is disposed of accordingly.
K.R. UDAYABHANU, JUDGE.rv CRL. R.P. NO. 510/1998 : 3 :
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