IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE A.MUHAMED MUSTAQUE
MONDAY, THE 9TH DAY OF JULY 2018 / 18TH ASHADHA, 1940
WP(C).No. 21793 of 2018
AGED 30 YEARS,
ANDHOOR AMSOM, DESOM,
1. THE REGIONAL PASSPORT OFFICER
KOZHIKODE, ERANHIPALAM PO, 673006,
WEST HILL, KOZHIKODE DISTRICT.
2. THE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE,
TALIPARAMBA, KANNUR DISTRICT-670501.
3. THE DISTRICT POLICE CHIEF,
R1 BY ADV. SRI.N.NAGARESH, ASSISTANT SOLICITOR GENERAL
R BY SR.GOVERNMENT PLEADER SMT.AMMINIKUTTY
THIS WRIT PETITION (CIVIL) HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON 09-07-2018,
THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING:
WP(C).No. 21793 of 2018 (Y)
PETITIONER’S EXHIBITS :
EXHIBIT P1 A TRUE COPY OF THE CONTRACT ENTERED IN TO
BETWEEN THE PETITIONER AND THE PILCO PIPELINE
EXHIBIT P2 A TRUE COPY OF THE SEIZURE LETTER DATED 5-6-2018.
EXHIBIT P3 A TRUE COPY OF THE FIR IN CRIME NO 1363/2017 OF
TALIPARAMBA POLICE STATION, KANNUR.
EXHIBIT P4 A TRUE COPY OF THE ORDER DATED 5-6-2018 CRMP
NO.2715 OF 2018 IN S.C.NO.264 OF 2018.
RESPONDENTS’ EXHIBITS :
P.S. TO JUDGE
A.MUHAMED MUSTAQUE, J.
W.P.(C) No.21793 of 2018
Dated this the 9th day of July, 2018
The petitioner is involved in a crime for the offence under Section
498A I.P.C. on a complaint of his wife. The petitioner is working abroad
on leave. He seeks release of the passport. Now as seen from
Exhibit-P4, the Sessions Court, Thalassery, had granted bail to the
petitioner. Learned ASGI submits that the State Police Chief as well as
the SC/ST Commission had requested the Passport Authorities to
impound the passport.
2. The Passport Authority has no case that this is a case
where passport to be impounded in terms of the Passport Act. In such
circumstances, the Passport Authority cannot be dictated by any other
authority for impounding the passport in order to make available
presence of the petitioner before the Sessions Court. The Sessions
Court, Thalassery, shall pass appropriate orders permitting the
petitioner to go abroad on such terms and conditions, within one week
from moving such petition by the petitioner. The Passport Authorities,
based on such orders, shall release passport to the petitioner without
any delay. It is submitted by the learned Special Government Pleader
that look out notice has already been withdrawn by the police.
The Writ Petition is disposed of as above.