IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ALEXANDER THOMAS
TUESDAY ,THE 02ND DAY OF APRIL 2019 / 12TH CHAITHRA, 1941
Crl.MC.No. 2545 of 2019
CC 1207/2015 of JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE OF FIRST CLASS
CRIME NO. 1010/2013 OF Hosdurg Police Station , Kasargod
1 ABDUL KUNHI P.M.
AGED 39 YEARS
S/O.ABOOBACKER, RESIDING AT P.M.HOUSE, KUSHAL NAGAR,
HOSDURG TALUK, KASARAGOD DISTRICT.
AGED 60 YEARS
W/O.ABOOBACKER, RESIDING AT P.M.HOUSE, KUSHAL NAGAR,
HOSDURG TALUK, KASARAGOD DISTRICT.
1 STATE OF KERALA
THROUGH THE STATION HOUSE OFFICER, HOSDURG POLICE
STATION, KASARAGOD DISTRICT, REPRESENTED BY THE
PUBLIC PROSECUTOR, HIGH COURT OF KERALA,
2 JASEENA T.P.
AGED 32 YEARS
D/O.ABDUL RAHIMAN, RESIDING AT KARGIL HOUSE, VADAKARA
MUKKU, BALLA VILLAGE, HOSDURG TALUK, KASARAGOD
BY ADV. SMT.G.SANGEETHA -R2
SRI.SAIGI JACOB PALATTY, PUBLIC PROSECUTOR FOR R1,
SMT.G.SANGEETHA FOR R2
THIS CRIMINAL MISC. CASE HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON
02.04.2019, THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
ALEXANDER THOMAS, J.
Crl.M.C.No.2545 of 2019
Dated this the 2nd day of April, 2019
The petitioners herein are accused Nos.1 and 2 in the
impugned Anx-A1 FIR in Crime No.1010/2013 of Hosdurg
Police Station, which has been registered for offences
punishable under Sections , 323, 406, 498A and 506(ii)
r/w.34 of the Indian Penal Code. It is stated that now the
entire disputes between the petitioners and the 2nd respondent
defacto complainant have been settled amicably and that the
2nd respondent has sworn to Anx.A3 affidavit before this
Court, wherein it is stated that she has settled the entire
disputes with the petitioners and that she has no objection for
quashment of the impugned criminal proceedings pending
against the petitioners. It is in the light of these aspects that
the petitioners have preferred the instant Crl.M.C. with the
prayer to quash the impugned criminal proceedings against
2. In a catena of decisions, the Apex Court has held
that, in appropriate cases involving even non-compoundable
offences, the High Court can quash prosecution by exercise of
the powers under Sec.482 of the Cr.P.C., if the parties have
really settled the whole dispute or if the continuance of the
prosecution will not serve any purpose. Here, this Court finds
a real case of settlement between the parties and it is also
found that continuance of the prosecution in such a situation
will not serve any purpose other than wasting the precious
time of the court, when the case ultimately comes before the
court. On a perusal of the petition and on a close scrutiny of
the investigation materials on record and the affidavit of
settlement and taking into account the attendant facts and
circumstances of this case, this Court is of the considered
opinion that the legal principles laid down by the Apex Court
in the cases as in Gian Singh v. State of Punjab reported
in 2013 (1) SCC (Cri) 160 (2012) 10 SCC 303 and Narinder
Singh and others v. State of Punjab and anr. reported
in (2014) 6 SCC 466, more particularly paragraph 29 thereof,
could be applied in this case to consider the prayer for
3. Accordingly, it is ordered in the interest of justice
that the impugned Anx-A1 FIR in Crime No.1010/2013 of
Hosdurg Police Station and all further proceedings arising
therefrom pending against the accused will stand quashed.
With these observations and directions, the above
Criminal Miscellaneous Case stands finally disposed of.
ALEXANDER THOMAS, JUDGE.
ANNEXURE A1 THE TRUE CERTIFIED COPY OF THE FIR
IN CRIME NO.1010/2013 OF HOSDURG
POLICE STATION, KASARAGOD DISTRICT.
ANNEXURE A2 THE TRUE CERTIFIED COPY OF THE
FINAL REPORT IN CRIME NO.1010/2013
OF HOSDURG POLICE STATION,
ANNEXURE A3 THE AFFIDAVIT DATED 29/03/2019
SWORN IN BY THE 2ND RESPONDENT
P.S. TO JUDGE.