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In Re: M.R.V. Venkatachalam Chettiar and ors. - Court Judgment

LegalCrystal Citation
Subject Criminal
CourtChennai
Decided On
Reported inAIR1940Mad227
AppellantIn Re: M.R.V. Venkatachalam Chettiar and ors.
Excerpt:
- orderlakshmana rao, j.1. the evidence justifies the conviction of petitioners 1 to 3 and their sentences are not excessive. but the evidence is that petitioners 4 to 11 were the servants of petitioner 1, the keeper of the common gaming house, and it is not suggested that they were gambling. they cannot therefore be convicted under section 9, madras gaming act, and their conviction is set aside. their fines if levied will be refunded and otherwise the petition is dismissed.
Judgment:
ORDER

Lakshmana Rao, J.

1. The evidence justifies the conviction of petitioners 1 to 3 and their sentences are not excessive. But the evidence is that petitioners 4 to 11 were the servants of petitioner 1, the keeper of the common gaming house, and it is not suggested that they were gambling. They cannot therefore be convicted under Section 9, Madras Gaming Act, and their conviction is set aside. Their fines if levied will be refunded and otherwise the petition is dismissed.


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