Suryakantaben vs State Of Gujarat on 11 January, 2018

R/CR.MA/23910/2015 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR QUASHING SET ASIDE
FIR/ORDER) NO. 23910 of 2015

SURYAKANTABEN W/O AMBALAL LALJIBHAI THAKKAR 2….Applicant(s)
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT, SECRETARY HOME DEPARTMENT
1….Respondent(s)

Appearance:
MR NM KAPADIA, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 3
MR NAYAN D PAREKH, ADVOCATE for the Respondent(s) No. 2
MR DHARMESH DEVNANI, APP for the Respondent(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 11/01/2018
ORAL ORDER

1 Leave to amend the cause title so as to add the husband as one of 
the petitioners. 

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 proceedings of  Criminal 
Case   No.592   of   2015   pending   in   the   Court   of   the   Additional   Chief 
Metropolitan   Magistrate,   Court   No.19,   Ahmedabad   arising   from   the 
F.I.R.   being   C.R.   No.I­57   of   2015   registered   with   the   Vatva   Police 
Station, Ahmedabad for the offence punishable under Sections 498A and 
506(1) read with 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 

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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.   Sonalben   wife   of   Dipakkumar 
Ambalal Thakkar is personally present along with her son in the Court 
and she is being identified by her learned advocate Mr. Nayan Parekh. 
She has filed an affidavit inter alia stating as under:

“I,   Sonalben   W/o   Dipakkumar   Ambalal   Thakkar,   residing   at:   52  
Haridarshan   Park   Society,   Opp.   Baroda   Express   Highway,   Nr.   Indian  
Bank, CTM, Ahmedabad, do hereby on solemn affirmation state as under:

I am the complainant of the FIR in question, bearing CR­No.II­57/2015  
lodged   with   Vatva   Police   Station   Dist.   Ahmedabad,   for   commission   of  
offence under Sections 498A, 506  114 of Indian Penal Code. I further  
submit that in furtherance of the above stated FIR, the charge sheet has  
been   filed   and   is   culminated   into   Criminal   Case   No.592/15,   currently  
pending before the Add. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Ahmedabad. 

Since the dispute is amicably resolved, I have no objection if the criminal  
proceedings  initiated  on the basis of FIR registered  by me, are quashed  
and   set   aside   in   totality   qua   all   the   accused   including   the   present  
applicants. It is requested to the Hon’ble Court to quash and set aside the  
FIR in totality and all the subsequent proceedings against all the accused,  
as the settlement is arrived at. 

As   the   compromise   /   settlement   is   arrived   recently,   I   am   giving   the  
consent to quash the FIR and criminal case by way of filing the present  
affidavit and accordingly it is humbly requested before this Hon’ble Court  
to pass an appropriate order quashing the FIR bearing CR­No­II­57/2015  
lodged with Vatva Police Station, Dist. Ahmedabad and also the criminal  
case   No.592/15,   currently   pending   before   the   Add.   Chief   Metropolitan  
Magistrate, Ahmedabad.

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Whatever stated above is true to the best of my knowledge and belief and I  
believe the same to the true.

Solemnly affirmed on this 11th day of Jan. 2018 at A’bad.”

4 The learned counsel appearing for the parties submitted that in 
all, Rs.38,00,000/­ has been paid to the respondent No.2 towards full 
and   final   settlement.   In   the   past,   two   cheques   of   the   amount   of 
Rs.9,50,000/­   each   were   handed   over   to   the   respondent   No.2,   and 
today,   two   cheques   of   the   amount   of   Rs.9,50,000/­   each   are   being 
handed over to the respondent No.2. The respondent No.2 is personally 
present  along  with  her   son.  She   takes   possession  of   the  two   cheques 
being handed over to her today of the amount of Rs.9,50,000/­ each. 

5 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.

6 In the result, this application is allowed. The proceedings of the 
Criminal Case No.592 of 2015 pending in the Court of the Additional 
Chief   Metropolitan   Magistrate,   Court   No.19,   Ahmedabad   arising   from 
the F.I.R. being C.R. No.I­57 of 2015 registered with the Vatva Police 
Station,   Ahmedabad  are   quashed.   All   consequential   proceedings 
pursuant thereto shall stand terminated. Rule is made absolute. Direct 
today service is permitted.

7 The Registry shall accept the vakalatnama of Mr. Nayan Parekh, 
the   learned   advocate   who   has   entered   appearance   on   behalf   of   the 
respondent no.2.

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(J.B.PARDIWALA, J.)
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