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Alok Ranjan vs State Of Raj And Anr on 10 April, 2018

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE FOR RAJASTHAN
BENCH AT JAIPUR
S.B. Criminal Misccellaneous (Petition) No. 401/2018

Alok Ranjan S/o Shri Ashok Kumar Gautam B/c Brahmin, R/o
Lakhanpuri, Housing Board Society, Avadhpuri Road, Kanpur, Up.
—-Petitioner
Versus
1. State Of Rajasthan Through Pp.
2. Smt. Pooja W/o Alok Ranjan, D/o Chandrapal Gautam B/c
Brahmin, R/o 352,, Brig, Ghasiram Nagar, Murderpur
Road, Ps Mathuragate, Bharatpur, Raj.
—-Respondents

For Petitioner(s) : Mr. N.K. Singhal
For Respondent(s) : Mr. Prakash Thakuriya, PP for State
Mr. G.P. Gupta, for respondent No.2

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA

Order

10/04/2018

Present petition has been filed under Section 482 Cr.P.C.

praying that the proceedings arising out of FIR No.34/2013

registered at Police Station Mahila Thana, Bharatpur, for offences

under Sections 498A, 406 IPC, be quashed.

Learned counsel for the petitioner has contended that on

10.2.2008, marriage of Smt. Pooja, complainant-respondent No.2,

was solemnized with the petitioner. Due to difference of opinion,

Smt. Pooja was compelled to lodge the FIR bearing No.34/2013

registered at Police Station Mahila Thana, Bharatpur, for offences

under Sections 498A, 406 IPC. During pendency of litigation better

sense has prevailed upon the parties and they have started to live

together. A compromise was presented before the trial court.

(2 of 3) [CRLMP-401/2018]

On 8.1.2018, the trial court had passed the following order:-

“fnukad 08-01-2018
fely rych izkFkZuk i ij ikoyh vkt is’kh esa yh xbZA
eqyfte vkyksd jatu us U;k;ky; esa mifLFkr gksdj vkReleiZ.k fd;k]
ftls U;kf;d vfHkj{kk esa fy;k x;kA eqyfte dh vksj ls iqu% tekur dk
izkFkZuki is’k fd;k x;k] ftldh udy fnykbZ xbZA
ikoyh dk voyksdu fd;k x;kA ckn xkSj ;g vkns’k fn;k tkrk gS fd
eqyfte ;fn 15 gtkj :i;s dh tekur o blh jkf’k dk Lo;a dk eqpydk is’k
dj rLnhd djk ns rks mls tekur dk ykHk fn;k tkosA
eqrkfcd vkns’k tekur eqpyds is’k gq, tks ckn tkap rLnhd fd;s x;sA
dkxtkr ‘kkfey ikoyh jgsaA eqyfte dks NksM+k x;kA eqyfte dks ;fn fxj0
okjUV tkjh fd;k x;k gks rks mls vne rkehy eaxok;k tkosA
blh Lrj ij eqLrxhlk Jhefr iwtk e; odhy mi0A eqLrxhlk us ,d
izkFkZuk i is’k dj jkthukek is’k djus dks vuqefr pkgh] tks nh xbZA Jhefr
iwtk us eqyfte ds i{k esa vUrxZr /kkjk 406] 498, esa jkthukek is’k fd;kA
jkthukek dh iq’r ij vUrxZr /kkjk 406 Hkk0na-la- esa rLnhd fd;k x;kA vUrxZr
/kkjk 498, Non-compoundable gksus ds dkj.k 498, esa jkthukek
[kkfjt fd;k tkrk gSA
eqyfte dks vUrxZr /kkjk 406 Hkk0na0la0 esa tfj;s jkthukek nks”keqDr
fd;k tkrk gSA izdj.k esa 498, Hkk0na0la0 dk vkjksi fopkj.kh; ‘ks”k gSA vr%
ikoyh iwoZ fu;r fnukad 07-02-2018 dks is’kA”

Learned counsel for the petitioner contends that the trial

court accepted the compromise qua offence under Section 406 IPC

on the ground that the same is compoundable. However, the

compromise was rejected qua offence under Section 498A IPC as

the same is non-compoundable.

Today, Smt. Pooja, respondent-complainant wife, is present

in court. She has been identified by her counsel Shri G.P. Gupta.

Smt. Pooja has stated that now she is living happily with her

husband and she does not wish to pursue the present FIR.

Learned counsel for the parties have relied upon B.S. Joshi

Ors. v. State of Haryana, (2003) 4 SCC 675, to contend that

in matrimonial matters, to bring families at peace, this court while

invoking inherent powers under Section 482 Cr.P.C. can quash the

FIR and subsequent criminal proceedings.

Taking into account the submissions made by the learned

counsel for the parties and considering the fact that the dispute
(3 of 3) [CRLMP-401/2018]

has been resolved by the parties by way of compromise, the

petition is allowed and the impugned FIR alongwith all subsequent

proceedings, is quashed.

(KANWALJIT SINGH AHLUWALIA),J

Govind/

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