Binodanand Prasad Singh & Anr vs State Of Bihar & Anr on 22 August, 2017

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT PATNA

Criminal Miscellaneous No.13603 of 2014
Arising Out of PS.Case No. -36 Year- 2008 Thana -COMPLAINT CASE District- SUPAUL

1. Shambhu Narayan Singh Son of Late Ramavtar Singh

2. Kadambari Devi Wife of Shambhu Narayan Singh

3. Anshu Devi @ Anshu Singh, Daughter of Shambhu Narayan Singh,
All are resident of Birpur, Ward No.2, Police Station-Birpur, District-Supaul.

…. …. Petitioner/s
Versus

1. The State of Bihar.

2. Priya Ranjani Singh Daughter of Binodanand Prasad Singh, resident of Gram
Vikash Samittee, Mohanpur, Ward No.5, Kathauna, District-Saptari (Nepal) at
present C/o Mr. Ramnarayan Yadav, residing at Gram Vikash Samittee
Bhagwatipur, Tamasuiya, Ward No.6, District Siraha, (Nepal).

…. …. Opposite Party/s
with

Criminal Miscellaneous No. 10548 of 2014
Arising Out of PS.Case No. -32 Year- 2010 Thana -BIRPUR District- SUPAUL

1. Rahul Kumar Singh Son of Shambhu Narayan Singh

2. Shambhu Narayan Singh Son of Late Ram Avtar Singh

3. Kadambari Devi Wife of Shambhu Narayan Singh

4. Anshu Devi Daughter of Shambhu Narayan Singh,
All are resident of Birpur, Ward No. 2, Police Station- Birpur, District Supaul

…. …. Petitioner/s
Versus

1. The State of Bihar

2. Priya Ranjani Singh daughter of Binodanand Prasad Singh, resident of Gram
Vikash Samittee, Mohanpur, Ward No. 5, Kathauna, District- Saptari (Nepal). At
present C/o Mr. Ramnarayan Yadav, residing at Gram Vikash Samittee
Bhagwatipur, Tamasuiya, Ward No. 6, District Siraha (Nepal).

…. …. Opposite Party/s
with

Criminal Miscellaneous No. 41679 of 2014
Arising Out of PS.Case No. -547 Year- 2007 Thana -COMPLAINT CASE District- SUPAUL

1. Binodanand Prasad Singh Son of Late Kusheshwar Prasad Singh, resident of
Village – Ganu Bikash Samiti, Mohanpur Ward No. 5, Post Kathauna Bazar, P.S.-
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Kalyanpur, District – Saptari, Nepal.

2. Srikant Singh Son of Sri Mohan Singh, resident of village – Telia Longai, Police
Station- Phullidumar, District – Banka (Bihar).

…. …. Petitioner/s
Versus

1. The State of Bihar.

2. Rahul Kumar Singh Son of Sri Shambhu Nath Singh, resident of village- Birpur,
P.S.- Birpur, District – Supaul (Bihar).

…. …. Opposite Party/s

Appearance :

(In Cr.Misc. No.13603 of 2014)
For the Petitioner/s : Mr. Satish Kumar Singh, Adv.
For the Opposite Party No. 2 : Mr. Anand Kumar Singh, Adv.

For the State : Mr. Mayanand Jha, APP
(In Cr.Misc. No.10548 of 2014)
For the Petitioner/s : Mr. Satish Kumar Singh, Adv.

For the Opposite Party No. 2 : Mr. Anand Kumar Singh, Adv.

For the State : Mr. Mayanand Jha, APP
(In Cr.Misc. No.41679 of 2014)
For the Petitioner/s : Mr. Anand Kumar Singh, Adv.
For the Opposite Party/s : Mr. J. Upadhyay, APP

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE SANJAY KUMAR
ORAL JUDGMENT
Date: 22-08-2017

Heard the parties and perused all the three records.

2. The opposite party no. 2 of Criminal

Miscellaneous no. 13603 of 2014 filed a Complaint Case No. 36 of

2008 on the file of learned Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Birpur

against her husband and in-laws. The matter was enquired and the

learned Court below took cognizance against the husband and in-laws

for the offence under section 498A and section 3/4 of the Dowry

Prohibition Act. The petitioners of Criminal Miscellaneous no. 13603

of 2014 are father-in-law, mother-in-law and sister-in-law of the
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opposite party no. 2 and they have prayed to quash the cognizance

order dated 30.01.2008.

3. The petitioners of Criminal Miscellaneous no. 10548

of 2014 are husband and in-laws of the opposite party no. 2 and they

have filed this application under section 482 of the Criminal

Procedure Code for quashing the order dated 07.05.2012 passed by

the learned Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate in G.R. No. 99 of

2010, arising out of Birpur Police Station Case No. 32 of 2010. The

learned Magistrate, finding prima facie case, took cognizance for the

offences under sections 341, 323, 504, 506, 379, 494, 498A/34 of the

Indian Penal Code.

4. The petitioners of Criminal Miscellaneous no. 41679

of 2014 are in-laws of the opposite party no. 2 and they have prayed

to quash the order dated 30.05.2011 passed by the learned Judicial

Magistrate 1st Class, Birpur in Complaint Case No. 547 (C)/2007 (Tr.

No. 677 of 2013). The learned Magistrate took cognizance for the

offences under sections 147, 323, 312, 380/504 of the Indian Penal

Code against these petitioners and four others.

5. The opposite party no. 2 of Criminal Miscellaneous

No. 13603 of 2014, namely, Priya Ranjani Singh was married with

one Rahul Kumar Singh on 29.06.2007. After few days of their

marriage, her husband and in-laws allegedly started torturing her.
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6. The husband filed a Complaint Case No. 547(C)/2007

against his wife and in-laws on 18.12.2007. The matter was enquired

and the learned Magistrate, as per order dated 30.05.2011, took

cognizance against wife and her family members for the offences

under sections 147, 323, 312, 580 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code.

7. The wife having come to know about filing of

complaint case by her husband, filed a Complaint Case No. 36 of

2008 against her husband and in-laws for the offences under section

498 of the Indian Penal Code and section 3/4 of the Dowry

Prohibition Act. She again filed another police case against her

husband and in-laws, vide Birpur Police Station Case No. 32 of 2010,

on the allegation that her husband has married with another lady. The

matter was enquired and Police found the case true only for the

offence under section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. The learned

Magistrate however took cognizance for the offences under sections

498A and 494 and other sections of the Indian Penal Code.

8. The learned counsel for the petitioners of Criminal

Miscellaneous nos. 13603 and 10548 of 2014 submitted that the

opposite party no. 2, Priya Ranjani Singh is resident of Nepal and she

has married with a Nepali citizen and from the said wedlock, she has

been blessed with children. The learned counsel in support of his

contention, referred Annexure-4 of Criminal Miscellaneous no. 13603
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of 2014, which is confirmation of kinship of Priya Ranjani Singh and

her husband, Ram Narayan Yadav.

9. The learned counsel for the opposite party no. 2 does

not dispute this fact and at the outset, the learned counsel for both the

parties submitted that both the parties are willing to quash all the

criminal proceedings pending between the parties.

10. The allegation of torture made in the complaint

petition and police case filed by the wife appears omnibus, as she left

place of her husband Rahul Kumar Singh without any rhyme or

reason. All the cases were lodged by the wife subsequent to the case

of her husband, which shows that she had no grievance against her

husband prior to filing of case by her husband. The prosecution of the

petitioners in such circumstance would be an abuse of process of

Court.

11. Considering the nature of allegation, facts and

circumstances and settlement between the parties, who are presently

residing in two countries and also the fact that the wife is presently

residing in Nepal with her second husband and are not willing to

proceed with their respective cases, the order dated 30.01.2008 taking

cognizance in Complaint Case No. 36 of 2008, the order dated

07.05.2012 taking cognizance in G.R. Case No. 99 of 2010 (arising

out of Birpur Police Station Case No. 32 of 2010) and the order dated
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30.05.2011 taking cognizance in Complaint Case No. 547(C)/ 2007

(T.R. No. 677 of 2013) are hereby quashed and the three criminal

miscellaneous applications are allowed.

(Sanjay Kumar, J)

Mahesh/-

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