According to the scenario that you have mentioned, let me brief you about section 353 of Cr.P.C. Under section 353 Cr.P.C the judgment in every trial must be pronounced in open Court by the presiding officer after the termination of the trial. The notice of that shall be given to the parties or their pleaders.
Under 353(6), if the accused is not in custody, he is required to attend to hear the judgment pronounced, except where his personal attendance has been exempted and the sentence is only of fine. However, if there are more than one accused and one or more of them are not present, the Court can pronounce the judgement in his absence to avoid undue delay.
In your case, there are more than one accused. Therefore, the court can pronounce the judgment in his absence.