of Gujarat Vs.
Rameshbhai Thobhanbhai  Insc 674 (30 May 2007)
R.V. RAVEENDRAN & LOKESHWAR SINGH PANTA
O R D E R The issue involved in this appeal has been considered by us in
Appeal No.38/2001. The Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Gundal, following
the decision of the Gujarat High Court in Special Crl. Appeal No.803/1998
(which is the subject matter of Crl.A. No.38/2001 decided today), has directed
the complainant (Food Inspector/State) by order dated 30.12.1997 to pay the fee
for second analysis of the sample under section 13(2) of the Prevention of Food
Adulteration Act, 1954 ('Act' for short). The said order was confirmed by the
High Court by order dated 9.5.2000 in Crl. Revision No. 21/2000.
2. Following the decision rendered by us today in Crl. Appeal No.
38/2001, this appeal is allowed and the order of the High Court and the
learned Magistrate directing the complainant to pay the fee are set aside, and
it is declared that the accused-respondent is liable to pay the fee for the
second analysis under section 13(2) of the Act.