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Abdul Azeez vs Shaharban on 21 May, 2019

INTHEHIGHCOURTOFKERALAATERNAKULAM

PRESENT

THEHONOURABLEMR.JUSTICEALEXANDERTHOMAS

TUESDAY,THE21STDAYOFMAY2019/31STVAISAKHA,1941

CRL.MC.NO.5489OF2016

AGAINSTTHEORDER/JUDGMENTINMC37/2011OFJUDICIALMAGISTRATE
OFFIRSTCLASS-II,PERINTHALMANNADATED29-10-2012

AGAINSTTHEORDER/JUDGMENTINCRRP54/2012OFADDITIONAL
DISTRICTCOURTSESSIONSCOURT-III,MANJERIDATED04-02-2015

PETITIONER:

ABDULAZEEZ,
S/OMUHAMMEDHAJI,PALLATHHOUSE,KANJIRAPUZHAPO,
POTTASSERYVILLAGE,MANNARKADTALUK,PALAKKAD
DISTRICT

BYADV.SRI.P.JAYARAM

RESPONDENTS:

1SHAHARBAN,
D/OABOOBACKERHAJI,KODUYAZHAKKALHOUSE,
CHUNGAM-PALLIKKUTH,PATTIKKADPO,
KARYAVATTOMVILLAGE,PERINTHALMANNA,
MALAPPURAMDISTRICT-679325.

2STATEOFKERALA
REPRESENTEDBYPUBLICPROSECUTOR,
HIGHCOURTOFKERALA,ERNAKULAM.

SRI.P.V.VENUGOPALFORR1,
SRI.SAIGIJACOBPALATTY,PUBLICPROSECUTORFORR2

THISCRIMINALMISC.CASEHAVINGBEENFINALLYHEARDON
21.05.2019,THECOURTONTHESAMEDAYPASSEDTHEFOLLOWING:
ALEXANDERTHOMAS,J.
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Crl.M.C.No.5489of2016
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Datedthisthe21stdayofMay,2019

ORDER

Thepetitionerhereinwastherespondentin

M.C.No.37/2011onthefileofJudicialFirstClassMagistrate

Court-II,Perinthalmanna,whichhasbeenfiledbythe1st

respondenthereinseekinggrantofmaintenance.Thepartieswere

spouseswhoweremarriedon13.10.1994aspertheIslamicRites

andCustoms,and2childrenwereborntotheminthatwedlock.

The1strespondent(wife)wasdivorcedbypronouncementof

thalaqbythepetitionerherein(husband).The1strespondenthad

filedtheabovesaidpetitionasperM.C.No.37/2011raisingaclaim

underSec.3(1)oftheMuslimWomen(ProtectionofRightson

SectionDivorce)Act,1986,forgrantofreasonableandfairprovision,and

alsoformaintenance.ShehadclaimedRs.15,000/-permonthfor

iddatperiodandRs.20,00,000/-asfairandreasonableprovision.

Thesaidclaimsweredisputedbythepetitionerherein/husbandin

thesaidproceedingsandenquirywasheld.Thelearned

MagistrategrantedRs.6,000/-permonthtothe1strespondent

herein(wife)towardsherclaimforiddatperiod.Anamountof
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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Rs.7,20,000/-wasgrantedtoherasreasonableandfairprovision.

Itispointedoutbythepetitionerthat,themarriageofthe1st

respondenthereinwiththepetitionerwasathirdmarriageand

earliermarriageshadalsoendedupindissolution,andthatshe

hadobtainedconsiderableamountstowardsherrightsofa

divorcedMuslimwoman.Aggrievedbythesaidorderrenderedin

M.C.No.37/2011byJFCM-II,Perinthalmanna,the1strespondent

herein(wife)hadchallengedtheorderinrevisionbeforethe

learnedSessionsCourtconcerned,whoenhancedthemaintenance

foriddatperiodandalsothereasonableandfairprovision.The

maintenanceduringiddatperiodwasenhancedtoRs.21,000/-

andfairandreasonableprovisionwasenhancedtoRs.8,40,000/-.

Accordingtothepetitioner,thedecisionofthelearnedSessions

Courttoenhancetheamountsareabsolutelyillegalandperverse,

anditisanabuseoftheprocessofCourt.Itisinthelightofthese

aspects,thepetitionerherein(husband)hasfiledtheinstant

CriminalMiscellaneousCaseunderSec.482oftheSectionCr.P.C.withthe

followingprayer.

“Fortheaforesaidandothergroundsthatmaybeurgedatthe
timeofhearing,itismosthumblyprayedthattheHon’bleCourtmaybe
pleasedtoquashAnnexureA1,theorderdated4.2.2015inCrl.R.P.
No.54/2012onthefilesofAdditionalSessionsJudge-III,Manjeri.”
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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2.HeardSri.P.Jayaram,learnedcounselappearingforthe

petitioner,Sri.P.Venugopal,learnedcounselappearingforthe

1strespondenthereinandSri.SaigiJacobPalatty,learned

Prosecutorappearingforthe2ndrespondentState.

3.Bothsidesnowsubmitthatacomprehensivemediation

agreementhasbeenarrivedatbeforetheMediationCentre

attachedtothisCourtpursuanttotheorderpassedbytheDivision

BenchofthisCourtinMat.AppealNo.299/2012,andthe

mediationprocessisconductednotonlyinrespectofthe

Mat.AppealNo.299/2012butalsoinrelationtoallotherpending

litigativeproceedingsbetweenthesedivorcedspouses,inmatters

asinO.P.No.142/2011onthefileoftheFamilyCourt,

Malappuram,M.C.No.37/2011onthefileofJFMC-II,

PerinthalmannaandtheimpugnedorderinCrl.R.P.No.54/2012on

thefileoftheAddl.SessionsCourt-III,Manjeri.Itisalsosubmitted

bybothsidesthattheDivisionBenchofthisCourtpursuanttothe

conditionsarrivedatbythesaidpartieshasfinallydisposedofthe

abovesaidMat.AppealNo.299/2012asperjudgmentdated

4.4.2019byrecordingthesetermsandconditionsofthemediation

settlementagreementarrivedatbetweenthepartieson14.3.2019,
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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throughtheMediationCentreattachedtothisCourt.Thesaid

judgmentoftheDivisionBenchdated4.4.2019inMat.Appeal

No.299/2012(inwhichpetitionerhereinisthefirstappellant

thereinandthe1strespondenthereinisthesolerespondent

therein)readsasfollows:

“Thisappealhasbeensettledbywayofmediationandthe
partieshaveenteredintoanagreementdated14.3.2019.Theagreement
shallformpartofthisjudgment.TheMat.Appealshallstanddisposedof
intermswiththeagreementbetweentheparties.NoCosts.”

4.Theabovesaidmemorandumofmediationagreement

dated14.3.2019arrivedatbetweenthepartiesthroughthe

MediationCentreattachedtothisCourt,andwhichisalreadybeen

acteduponbytheDivisionBenchintheotherlitigative

proceedingsbetweentheparties,readsasfollows:

“MEMORANDUMOFAGREEMENTUNDERSECTION89OFTHE
CODEOFCIVILPROCEDUREREADWITHRULES2425OFTHE
CIVILPROCEDURE(ALTERNATIVEDISPUTERESOLUTION),RULES,
2008:

Thedisputesbetweenthepartiesaresettledonthefollowingtermsand
conditions:

1.Mr.AbdulAzeez,1stappeallathasagreedtoconstructa4bedroom
housefortherespondentSmt.ShaharbananddaughterAnanRush
MeharandSonAmalThahsinin30centsofpropertycomprisedin
Sy.No.35/4-3,KaryavattomVillage,ownedandpossessedbythem
bywayofGiftdeedNo.3403/18ofSRO,Melattoor,Malappuram
District.

2.AsperthedirectionoftheHon’bleHighCourtofKeralain
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016,Rs.2,00,000/-(RupeesTwolakhsonly)
wasdepositedbyMr.AbdulAzeezinM.C.37/2011beforethe
JudicialFirstClassMagistrateCourt-II,Perinthalmanna.This
amountcanbereleasedtoSmt.Shaharban,therespondent.

3.TherespondentshaharbananddaughterAnanRooshMehar,
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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petitionersinM.C.No.80/14beforetheJudicialFirstClass
MagistrateCourt-II,Perinthalmanna,agreedthattheyhaveno
furtherclaiminthesaidcase.

4.RespondentSmt.Shaharbanhasagreedtoco-operatetoquash
furtherproceedingsinC.C.No.41/2011pendingbeforetheJ.F.C.M.,
MannarkadforoffencespunishableunderSectionsection498A,Section406,Section341
andSection323r/wSec.34SectionoftheIndianPenalCode.

5.1stappellant,Mr.AbdulAzeezhasagreedtobeareducational
expensesandmarriageexpensesofdaughterAnanRushMehar.

6.Smt.Shaharbanhasagreedthattheamountsreceivedindifferent
proceedingsandexpensesincurredforconstructionofthehouse
beingundertakenaretowardsthefullandfinalsettlementofall
thedisputesarisingoutofthematrimonialrelationshipbetween1st
appellantandtherespondentandthatshewillnotraiseany
furtherclaimasperthedecreeinO.P.No.142/2011onthefileof
FamilyCourt,MalappuramortheawardinM.C.No.37/2011on
thefileofJFCM,Perinthalmanna-IIortheorderinCrl.R.P.
54/2012onthefileofSessionsCourt,Manjeri.

7.TheaboveMat.AppealNo.299/2012andCrl.M.C.No.5489/2016
maybeclosedintermsofthissettlementagreement.

8.The2ndappellantisnomore,henceheisnotasignatorytothis
settlementagreement.”

5.ItisnowpointedoutbySri.P.Jayaram,learnedcounsel

appearingforthepetitionerhereinandSri.P.Venugopal,learned

counselappearingforthecontestingrespondentNo.1hereinthat,

theabovesaidclausesinthemediationagreement,more

particularly,clauses36thereof,wouldfullyregulatethedispute

betweentheparties.Asperthesaidclauses,the1strespondent

hereinhasfullyagreedthatshewillnotraiseanyfurtherclaim

pursuanttotheimpugnedawardinM.C.No.37/2011onthefileof

JFCM,Perinthalmanna-IIortheimpugnedorderin

Crl.R.P.No.54/2012onthefileofAddl.SessionsCourt-III,Manjeri.
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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Bothsidesnowsubmitthat,thisCourtmayrecordtheabovesaid

mediationagreement,andmayorderthatthedisputesbetweenthe

partiesinrelationtothepresentimpugnedproceedingswillalso

standregulatedstrictlyintermsofthetermsandconditionsofthe

abovesaidmediationagreement.Sincethecounselforthe1st

respondenthereinwhohadappearedforherbeforetheDivision

BenchinMat.Appeal,isnottheonewhoisappearinginthe

presentcaseforthesaidparty,thisCourthadorderedthepersonal

appearanceofthe1strespondentherein,inordertoascertain

directlyfromheraboutthemediationagreement.Todaythe1st

respondenthereinhaspersonallyappearedbeforethisCourt.The

1strespondentaswellasthecounselforthesaidpartyhave

submittedthatthedisputesbetweenthepartiesonaccountofthe

impugnedproceedingschallengedinthiscase,maybeorderedto

beregulatedstrictlyintermsoftheabovesaidmediation

agreement.

Accordinglyitisorderedthattheordersanddirectionsin

Anx.A-2orderdated29.10.2012renderedbytheJFCM-II,

PerinthalmannainM.C.No.37/2011,aswellastheorderdated

4.2.2015oftheAdditionalSessionsCourt-III,Manjeriin
Crl.M.C.No.5489/2016

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Crl.R.P.No.54/2012willstandsupersededbytheabovesaidterms

andconditionsofthemediationagreement.

Withtheseobservationsanddirections,theaboveCriminal

MiscellaneousCasewillstandfinallydisposedof.

Sd/-

ALEXANDERTHOMAS,
JUDGE

MMG

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