IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ALEXANDER THOMAS
FRIDAY, THE 11TH DAY OF OCTOBER 2019 / 19TH ASWINA, 1941
Bail Appl..No.6997 OF 2019
CRIME NO.1134/2019 OF Pooyapally Police Station , Kollam
SHAJI,AGED 39 YEARS
RESIDING AT SHAJI BHAVAN, PERUMPUZHA P.O., KOLLAM –
SRI.V.JOHN SEBASTIAN RALPH
SHRI. RALPH RETI JOHN
KUM. KEERTHANA SUDEV
STATE OF KERALA,
REPRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, HIGH COURT OF
KERALA, ERNAKULAM, PIN – 682 031.
SRI.SAIGI JACOB PALATTY, PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
THIS BAIL APPLICATION HAVING BEEN FINALLY HEARD ON 11.10.2019, THE
COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
ALEXANDER THOMAS, J.
B.A.No. 6997 of 2019
Dated this the 11th day of October, 2019
The petitioner herein has been arrayed as the sole accused in the
instant Crime No.1134/2019 of Poyyapally Police Station, Kollam, which
has been registered for offences punishable under Sections 498A, Section323, Section324
and Section506 of the IPC on the basis of the F.I. Statement given by the lady
defacto complainant, who is the wife of the petitioner herein.
2. The prosecution case in short is that after the marriage of the
above said spouses, the petitioner has treated the lady defacto complainant
with cruelty and harassment and assaulted her and has demanded more
dowry from her etc. Thereby, he has committed the above said offences.
3. The learned counsel for the petitioner would point out that the
above said allegations raised against the petitioner are false and baseless
and that the custodial interrogation of the petitioner is not necessary for
the smooth and effective conduct of the investigation in this case.
4. The learned Public Prosecutor has opposed the plea for
5. After hearing both sides and after careful evaluation of the
facts and circumstances of the case, this Court is inclined to take the view
that custodial interrogation of the petitioner may not be necessary for
effectuating smooth and fair conduct of the investigation in this crime.
Accordingly, it is ordered in the event of the petitioner being arrested in
relation to the above said crime, then he shall be released on bail on his
executing a bond for Rs.40,000/- (Forty thousand only) and on his
furnishing two solvent sureties for the like sum both to the satisfaction
of the Investigating Officer concerned. However, the grant of bail will
be subject to the following conditions:
(i) The petitioner shall not involve in any criminal
offences of similar nature.
(ii) The petitioner shall fully co-operate with the
(iii) The petitioner shall report before the
Investigating Officer as and when required in
(iv) The petitioner shall not influence witness or shall
not tamper or attempt to tamper evidence in any
If there is any violation of the abovesaid conditions by the
petitioner, then the jurisdictional court concerned will stand hereby
empowered to consider the plea for cancellation of bail at the
With these observations and directions, the above Bail
Application will stand disposed of.
ALEXANDER THOMAS, JUDGE.