SIDDIRAMULU GOUD Vs. STATE OF AP
HIGH COURT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH
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(1.)PETITIONER is a TFT licence holder. The inspector of Prohibition and Excise, Asifabad circle, Asifabad, Adilabad District, registered a case in P. R. No. 60 of 1995-06 against the petitioneron 23-01-1996 and thereafter a show cause notice was issued to him forcancellation of the licence. Petitioner made a representatior to the Excise officials to send the second sample to an independent lab, but no sample was sentto the laboratory. Petitioner's licence is being renewed from time to time. Be that as it may, now the grievance of the petitioner is that though the case was registered in the year 1996, the Excise Officials have not yet filed charge sheet before the Court concerned. Hence, he seeks to quash the proceedings in p. R. No. 60 of 1995-96.
(2.)HEARD the learned counsel for the petitionerand the learned Public Prosecutor. The learned Public Prosecutor does not dispute the contention of the petitioner that no charge sheet is yet filed in the spid case registered against the petitioner. It 3 really unfortunate that though the crime was registered as early as in the year 1996, as far, the Inspector of Prohibition and Excise, asifabad, has not chosen to complete the investigation and file charge sheet. When such is the situation, this Court has no hesitation to come to the conclusion that the authorities are not interested in getting the matter prosecuted.
(3.)THEREFORE, the Criminal Petition is allowed and the proceedings initiated against the petitioner in P. R. No. 60 of 1995-96 of Prohibition and Excise Station, Asifabad Circle at Asifabad, adilabad District, are hereby quashed.
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