* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 27.08.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 4296/2018
AVINASH BHUSHAN KESHRY ….. Petitioner
THE STATE ANR ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. Shubhanshu Singh,
Mr. Suman Kumar with Mr. Sanad
Kumar Jha, Advocates.
For the Respondents: Mr. Panna Lal Sharma, APP for the
SI Rajender Singh, PS Badarpur.
Mr. Hemraj Tewatia with Mr. Aman
Pal Chauhan, Advocates for R-2 with R-2 in person.
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
Exemption is allowed subject to all just exceptions.
CRL.M.C. 4296/2018 Crl.M.A.30678/2018 (for condonation of
delay in re-filing)
1. The petitioner seeks quashing of FIR No.84/2013 under
Sections 498A/406/34 IPC, Police Station Badarpur.
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2. The subject FIR emanates out of matrimonial discord.
Petitioner is the husband of respondent No.2.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the disputes
between the parties have been settled and the terms of settlement have
been recorded in a joint petition filed by the parties under Section
13B(2) of the Hindu Marriage Act before the Family Court, Saket.
The parties have already been divorced by way of a decree of divorce
by mutual consent, passed on 12.04.2018.
4. The respondent No.2 is present in person, represented by
counsel and is identified by the Investigating Officer. She submits
that she has settled her disputes with the petitioner and does not wish
to press charges against the petitioner and prosecute the complaint any
5. In view of the fact that the proceedings emanate out of a
matrimonial discord and the parties have fully and finally settled their
disputes and the respondent No.2 has stated that she does not wish to
press the complaint any further and the fact that the parties have
already been divorced by way of a decree of divorce by mutual
consent, passed on 12.04.2018, continuation of criminal proceedings
will be an exercise in futility and justice in the case demands that the
dispute between the parties is put to an end and peace is restored;
securing the ends of justice being the ultimate guiding factor. It would
be expedient to quash the subject FIR and the consequent proceedings
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6. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No.84/2013
under Sections 498A/406/34 IPC, Police Station Badarpur and the
consequent proceedings emanating there from are quashed.
7. Order Dasti under the signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
AUGUST 27, 2018
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