HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
?Court No. – 75
Case :- APPLICATION U/S 482 No. – 7443 of 2018
Applicant :- Akash Saxena And 2 Ors
Opposite Party :- State Of U.P. And Anr
Counsel for Applicant :- Upendra Kumar Pushkar
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.,Anshul Kumar Singhal,Rajesh Kumar Roy Sharma,Shiv Sharan Tripathi
Hon’ble Rajiv Gupta,J.
This Court has referred the matter to the Mediation Centre vide order dated 7.3.208 in order to enable the parties to settle their dispute, but the dispute could not be settled and the mediation has failed.
Heard learned counsel for the applicants,Shri Shiv Sharan Tripathi, learned A.G.A. for the State and perused the material available on record.
This application under Section 482 Cr.P.C. has been filed by the applicants for quashing of the charge sheet dated 8.12.2017 as well as entire criminal proceeding of Criminal case no. 144 of 2018, State Vs. Akash Saxena and others, arising out of case crime no. 89 of 2017, u/s 498A, 323 I.P.C and 3/4 of D.P. Act. P.S. Mahila Thana, District Aligarh, pending in the court of A.C.J.M, Court No. 8, Aligarh.
As per the allegation made in the F.I.R, it is alleged that O.P. No.2 was married to the applicant no.1. on 19.1.2017, however, after marriage the applicants started demanding additional dowry and for non-fulfilment of demand of additional dowry, the applicants used to torture and maltreat her and beaten her and committed cruelty with her and also has turned her out of her matrimonial home..
The contention of counsel for the applicants is that no offence against the applicants is disclosed and the present application has been instituted with a malafide intention for the purposes of harassment. He has also pointed out certain documents in support of his contention.
From the perusal of the material on record and looking into the facts of the case, at this stage it cannot be said that no offence is made out against the applicants. All the submissions made at the bar relate to the disputed questions of fact, which cannot be adjudicated upon by this Court under Section 482 Cr.P.C.
At this stage, disputed question of fact cannot be considered, therefore, in view of the law laid down by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the cases of R.P. Kapur Vs. State of Punjab, AIR 1960 SC 866, State of Haryana Vs. Bhajan Lal, 1992 SCC (Cri.) 426, State of Bihar Vs. P.P. Sharma, 1992 SCC (Cri.) 192 and lastly Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. Vs. Mohd. Saraful Haq and another, (Para-10) 2005 SCC (Cri.) 283, the prayer for quashing the charge sheet is refused.
However, it is directed that if the applicants appear and surrender before the court below within forty five days from today and apply for bail, their prayer for bail shall be considered and decided in view of settled law laid down by this Court in the case of Amrawati and another vs. State of U.P. reported in 2004 (57) ALR 290 as well as judgment passed by Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of Lal Kamlendra Pratap Singh Vs. State of U.P. reported in 2009 (3) ADJ 322 (SC).
For a period of forty five days from today or till the applicants surrender and apply for bail, whichever is earlier, no coercive action shall be taken against the applicants. However, in case, the applicants do not appear before the court below within the aforesaid period, coercive action shall be taken against them.
With the aforesaid directions, this application is finally disposed of.
Order Date :- 14.1.2020