Dhiman Rameshbhai Patel & 3 vs State Of Gujarat & on 1 November, 2017

R/CR.MA/25805/2017 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR QUASHING SET ASIDE
FIR/ORDER) NO. 25805 of 2017

DHIMAN RAMESHBHAI PATEL 3….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT 1….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR PRATIK Y JASANI, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 4
MS MOXA THAKKAR, APP for the Respondent(s) No. 1
MR NANDISH THACKAR, ADVOCATE Respondent No.2

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 01/11/2017

ORAL ORDER

1 Rule   returnable   forthwith.   Ms.   Moxa   Thakkar,   the   learned   APP 
waives service of notice of rule for and on behalf of the respondent No.1­ 
State   of   Gujarat.   Mr.   Thackar,   the   learned   advocate   has   entered 
appearance on behalf of the respondent No.2­ original first informant 
and waives service of notice of rule.

2 By this application, the applicants ­ original accused seek to invoke 
the   inherent   powers   of   this   Court   under   Section   482   of   the   Code   of 
Criminal   Procedure,   1973   for   quashing   of   the   further   proceedings   of 
Criminal   Case   No.3443   of   2013   pending   in   the   Court   of   the   learned 
Judicial Magistrate First Class, Jamnagar arising from the FIR being C.R. 
No.II­78 of 2013 registered with the Mahila Police Station, Jamnagar for 
the offence punishable under Sections 498A, 323, 504, 506(2) read with 

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114 of the Indian Penal Code. 

3 Today,   when   the   matter   is   taken   up   for   hearing,   it   is   jointly 
submitted by the learned advocates appearing for the respective parties 
that the dispute has been amicably resolved between the parties and the 
respondent no.2 has no objection if the proceeding of the criminal case is 
quashed.   The   respondent   no.2   viz.   Meghnaben   Dhimantbhai   Patel   is 
personally present in the Court and she is being identified by her learned 
advocate Mr. Thackar. She has also filed an affidavit inter alia stating as 
under:­

“I, Meghaben  Dhimantbhai  Patel,  daughter  of Shri  Ratilal  Patel,  Aged:  
about 36 years, residing at Lotus Avenue, G­101, Nr. Love Temple, Rajkot,  
the respondent no.2 – orig. complainant, do hereby solemnly affirm and  
state on oath as under:

1 I   am   the   respondent   no.2   –   orig.   complainant   in   the   memo   of  
petition and I am fully conversant with the facts and circumstances of the  
case and I am duly competent to file this affidavit. 

2 I say that I have gone through the memo of petition and the facts  
stated in the memo of petition are not disputed by me. At the outset, I say  
and submit that the disputes and grievances of both the sides have been  
amicably settled and I do not wish to prosecute the petitioners any further  
with respect to the F.I.R. registered  as C.R. No.II­78/2013  with Mahila  
Police  Station,  Jamnagar  for the offences  punishable  u/s. 498(1),  323,  
504,   506(2)   and   114   of   the   Indian   Penal   Code,   1860   of   the   Gujarat  
Police Act as well as all proceedings arising therefrom, I say and submit  
that   I   have   already   executed   a   customary   deed   of   divorce   with   the  
petitioner no.1 and I have also preferred Family Suit No.313 of 2017. I  
say   and   submit   that   as   I   have   already   decided   to   part   ways   with   the  
petitioners, this Hon’ble Court may be pleased  to consider the aspect of  
compromise   and   be   pleased   to   quash   and   set   aside   the   impugned  
complaint as well as all proceedings arising therefrom. 

3 I say and submit that after lodging the impugned FIRl I realized  
that a minor dispute has taken a massive shape. After filing the impugned  
Fir,   I   realized   the   nature   of   hardships   and   inconvenience,   socially   and  
mentally,   it   will   cause   to   both   the   sides,   if   the   criminal   proceedings  
continue and both the sides are subjected to rigors of criminal trial, it will  
immensely affect our future prospects of better life. 

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4 In the facts and circumstances as narrated above, I at my free will,  

wish and desire am stating on oath that I do not wish to prosecute the  
criminal proceedings against the petitioners as the dispute between us has  
been amicably settled. I state that the complaint filed by me being F.I.R.  
registered as C.R. No.II­78/2013  with Mahila Police Station,  Jamnagar  
for the offences punishable u/s. 498(A), 323, 504, 506(2) and 114 of the  
Indian   Penal   Code,   1860   of   the   Gujarat   Police   Act   as   well   as   all  
proceedings arising therefrom may be quashed in the interest of justice.”

4 Taking into consideration  the  fact that  the dispute  between the 
parties   has   been   amicably   settled,   no   useful   purpose   would   now   be 
served   to   allow   the   criminal   case   to   proceed   further.   The   affidavit   is 
ordered to be taken on record.

5 In   the   result,   this   application   is   allowed.   The  Criminal   Case 
No.3443 of 2013 pending in the Court of the learned Judicial Magistrate 
First Class, Jamnagar arising from the FIR being C.R. No.II­78 of 2013 
registered with the Mahila Police Station, Jamnagar, are ordered to be 
quashed.   Consequently,   all   further   proceedings   pursuant   thereto   shall 
stand terminated. Rule is made absolute. Direct service is permitted.

 

6 The   Registry   shall   accept   the   vakalatnama   of   Mr.   Nandish 
Thackar, the learned advocate who has entered appearance on behalf of 
the respondent no.2.

(J.B.PARDIWALA, J.)
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