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Baldevbhai Punamchand Rana & 3 vs State Of Gujarat & on 7 December, 2017

R/CR.MA/20714/2015 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR QUASHING SET ASIDE
FIR/ORDER) NO. 20714 of 2015

BALDEVBHAI PUNAMCHAND RANA 3….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT 1….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR NIKHIL S KARIEL, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 4
MS MOXA THAKKAR, APP for the Respondent(s) No. 1
UNSERVED-REFUSED (R) for the Respondent(s) No. 2

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 07/12/2017

ORAL ORDER

1 By   this   application   under   Section   482   of   the   Code   of   Criminal 
Procedure, 1973, the applicants seek to invoke the inherent powers of 
this Court, praying for quashing of the First Information Report being I­
C.R. No.55 of 2015 registered at the Petlad Town Police Station, District: 
Anand for the offence punishable under Sections 498A, 323, 506(2) and 
406 read with 114 of the Indian Penal Code and Sections 3 and 7 of the 
Dowry Prohibition Act.

2 On 30th November 2017, the following order was passed:

“Mr. Kariel,  the  learned  counsel  appearing  for  the applicants  submitted  
that   the   matter   has   been   amicably   settled   between   the   parties.   The  
respondent   No.2­wife   has   started   residing   with   her   husband,   i.e.,   the  
applicant No.1. 

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It   appears   that,   as   on   date,   she   is   pregnant.   She   would   have   remain  
present   before   this   Court   to   give   consent   for   quashing   of   the   first  
information report. However, in view of her delicate condition, she has not  
been able to remain present. 

In   such   circumstances,   the   Investigating   Officer   of   the   concerned   police  
station is directed to visit the residence and record the statement of the  
respondent   No.2   Bhagyasheeben   Rajput.   The   Investigating   Officer   shall  
ascertain the wish of the respondent No.2 as regards the first information  
report lodged by her. Let such statement be recorded at the earliest and  
place before this Court for perusal on next Thursday, i.e., on 07.12.2017. 

A copy of this order be provided to Ms. Thakkar, the learned APP, for its  
onward communication.

On the next date of hearing, the Investigating Officer shall remain present  
before this Court with the statement of the respondent No.2.

Let the matter appear on 07.12.2017 on top of the board.”

3 Pursuant to the order passed by this Court referred to above, the 
Investigating Officer visited the residence and recorded the statement of 
the  respondent No.2 –  Bhagyashreeben Rajput.  Ms. Moxa Thakkar, the 
learned A.P.P. appearing for the State places on record the statement for 
my perusal. On reading of the statement, it appears that there has been 
reconciliation   between   the   parties.   The   respondent   No.2   is   happily 
residing as on date at her matrimonial home. She is also pregnant. The 
statement of the respondent No.2 recorded by the Investigating Officer is 
ordered to be taken on record. 

4 In such circumstances referred to above, this application is allowed. The 
First Information Report being I­C.R. No.55 of 2015 registered at the Petlad 
Town Police Station, District: Anand is hereby quashed. Rule is made absolute. 
Direct service is permitted.

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(J.B.PARDIWALA, J.)
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