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In Re: Srinivasan and anr. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
SubjectCriminal
CourtChennai High Court
Decided On
Case NumberCriminal Revn. Case No. 407 of 1968 and Crl. Revn. Petn. No. 401 of 1968
Judge
Reported inAIR1970Mad512; 1970CriLJ1592
ActsCode of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) , 1898 - Sections 510
AppellantIn Re: Srinivasan and anr.
Advocates:Fyzee Mahmood, Adv.;K.R. Natarajan, Adv. for ;Public Prosecutor
DispositionPetition allowed
Excerpt:
- .....excise and prohibition. the appellate court has erred in acting on this document without giving opportunity to the accused to cross-examine the concerned witness on the relevant report. the appellate court proceeded on the footing that m os. 1 to 7 contained brandy, a prohibited liquor. this has got to be proved by the author of the analysis report by giving evidence and marking the said document. this infirmity alone vitiates the conviction of the petitioners. i set aside the conviction of the petitioners and the sentences imposed on them and direct retrial of the case. it is open to the petitioners at the conclusion of their retrial to raise their contentions both on facts and law for their acquittal.
Judgment:
ORDER

K.N. Mudaliyar, J.

1. Mr. Fyzee Mahmood, appearing for accused 1 and 3 in this revision petition argues that the contraband in this case, namely. M. Os. Nos. 1 to 7 contained brandy is not proved in the court of the trial Magistrate, although the appellate Court has acted upon the report of analysis by the Assistant Director and Assistant Chemical Examiner to Government for Excise and Prohibition. The appellate Court has erred in acting on this document without giving opportunity to the accused to cross-examine the concerned witness on the relevant report. The appellate court proceeded on the footing that M Os. 1 to 7 contained brandy, a prohibited liquor. This has got to be proved by the author of the analysis report by giving evidence and marking the said document. This infirmity alone vitiates the conviction of the petitioners. I set aside the conviction of the petitioners and the sentences imposed on them and direct retrial of the case. It is open to the petitioners at the conclusion of their retrial to raise their contentions both on facts and law for their acquittal.


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