IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM Bail Appl No. 5611 of 2007() 1. RAMESHAN, AGED 32, ... Petitioner Vs 1. STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY THE ... Respondent For Petitioner :SRI.AJITH MURALI For Respondent : No Appearance The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT Dated :18/09/2007 O R D E R R. BASANT, J. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - B.A.No. 5611 of 2007 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Dated this the 18th day of September, 2007 O R D E R
Application for regular bail. The petitioner faces allegations
under the Kerala Abkari Act. He was a salesman in a toddy shop.
The co-accused have not been arrested so far. It is alleged that in
the toddy shop 4 litres of arrack and 10 litres of toddy were found
on 22.8.2007. He was arrested and he continues in custody from
that date. The learned Prosecutor submits that there is one other
case also against the petitioner under the Kerala Abkari Act.
2. The learned counsel for the petitioner prays, the learned
Prosecutor does not oppose the said prayer on condition that the
Investigator 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 terms and
3. In the result:
1) This application is allowed.
2) The petitioner shall be released on bail on the following
terms and conditions.
B.A.No. 5611 of 2007
(a) The petitioner shall not be released from custody on the strength
of this order prior to 26.9.2007. The Investigators shall in the meantime
make every endeavour to complete the investigation.
(b) She shall execute a bond for Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh
only) with two solvent sureties each for the like sum to be satisfaction of
the learned Magistrate.
(c) He shall make himself available for interrogation before the
Investigating Officer on all Mondays and Fridays between 10 a.m. and 12
noon for a period of two months and thereafter as and when directed by the
Investigating Officer in writing to do so.