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Anandraj vs State Represented By on 16 April, 2021

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Crl.OP.No.6967 of 2021

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT MADRAS

DATED : 16.04.2021

CORAM:

THE HON’BLE MR.JUSTICE M.NIRMAL KUMAR

Crl.OP.No.6967 of 2021
Crl.MP.No.4613 of 2021

1.Anandraj
2.Gopikumar
3.Devaki … Petitioners

Versus

1.State represented by
Inspector of Police,
W-8, All Women Police Station,
Thirumangalam, Chennai.
(Crime No.19/2020)

2.Bagyalakshmi … Respondents

PRAYER: Criminal Original Petition filed under Section 482 of the Code
of Criminal Procedure, to call for the records relating to the FIR in Crime
No.19 of 2020 on the file of the first respondent and quash the same.

For Petitioners : Mr.S.N.Arunkumar

For R1 : Mr.M.Mohamed Riyaz,
Additional Public Prosecutor

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ORDER

The petitioners who are the accused in Crime.No.19 of 2020 of All

Women Police Station, Thirumangalam, Chennai for the offences

punishable under Section 498A of IPC read with Section 4 of Dowry

Prohibition Act, 1961 have filed this quash petition.

2. The contention of the learned counsel for the petitioners is that

the first petitioner and the defacto complainant had a love marriage at the

instance of the police. The defacto complainant was employed as a

Manager in the first petitioner’s company due to which they developed

some relationship and subsequently got married. The second and third

petitioners are the parents of the first petitioner. The specific allegation is

that at the instance of the second and third petitioners, the first petitioner

used to beat and harass the defacto complainant.

3. The learned Additional Public Prosecutor submits that it is well

settled proposition that FIR is not an encyclopedia. The specific

allegations made against the petitioners is that the marriage was love

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marriage, second and third petitioners were always claiming pride over

their community and the defacto complainant was looked down since she

belonged to lower community than that of the petitioners, which was

always reminded and the defacto complainant was abused, called by her

community name. The first petitioner had taken away the jewels,

sreedhana articles and huge cash running to lakhs from the defacto

complainant, misappropriated the same and also chased her away from

the matrimonial home. The learned Additional Public Prosecutor

submitted that the contention of the petitioner has to be ascertained only

during investigation and sought two months time to complete the

investigation and file a final report.

4. Considering the submission of the learned Additional Public

Prosecutor that the investigation is under process, the first respondent

police is directed to complete the investigation and file the final report or

closure report, as the case may be, within a period of two months from

the date of receipt of a copy of this order.

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M.NIRMAL KUMAR, J.

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5. Accordingly, this Criminal Original Petition is dismissed, having

no merits in this petition. Consequently, the connected Miscellaneous

Petition is closed.

16.04.2021

Index: Yes/No
Internet: Yes
Speaking/Non-Speaking Order

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To

1.Inspector of Police,
W-8, All Women Police Station,
Thirumangalam, Chennai.

2.The Public Prosecutor,
Madras High Court,
Chennai.

Crl.OP.No.6967 of 2021
Crl.MP.No.4613 of 2021

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