SC and HC Judgments Online at MyNation

Judgments of Supreme Court of India and High Courts

Baikunth Singh Vs. State Of Bihar & Ors. on 15 December, 2008

Baikunth Singh Vs. State Of Bihar & Ors. on 15 December, 2008
Author: . Arijit Pasayat
Bench: Arijit Pasayat, Mukundakam Sharma




(Arising out of SLP(Crl.)No. 282 of 2007) Baikunth Singh …..Appellant Versus

State of Bihar and Ors. ……Respondents JUDGMENT


1. Leave granted.

2. Challenge in this appeal is to the order passed by a learned Single Judge of the Patna High Court quashing the order passed by learned Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Jehanabad taking cognizance of offence punishable under Section 406 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (in short the `IPC’) and issuing summons against the applicants-respondents Nos. 2 and 3. The High Court exercised power under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (in short the `Code’). The High Court was of the view that the case might have been filed by the complainant in order to pressurize the petitioners before the High Court not to proceed with the case which was lodged under Section 304-B ,201/34 IPC r/w Sections 3 and 4 of Dowry Act against the complainant and others.

3. Various points were urged in support of the appeal. Primarily it was submitted that the petition was disposed of without issuing notice to the complainant. It is submitted that the exercise of power under Section 482 of the Code was not warranted on the facts of the case.

4. Learned counsel for the respondents 2 and 3 supported the order of the High Court. Learned counsel for the State on the other hand supported the stand of the appellant.

5. It is not in dispute that the present appellant was impleaded as a party in Criminal Miscellaneous No.9428 of 2006 which was filed by respondents 2 and 3. Strangely, without issuing any notice the petition was disposed of. 6. The High Court has come to a conclusion which appears 2

to have been more on presumptions and surmises that the case might have been filed to pressurize the applicants before the High Court. There was no material in this regard and in any event the stage for deciding that question had not arisen.

7. It cannot be said to be a case where the complainant was not required to be heard. It is more so because the proceedings were initiated on the basis of the complaint filed by the appellant which was registered as Complaint Case No.272 of 2002.

8. In the circumstances, without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, we set aside the impugned order. We direct the parties to appear before the High Court without any further notice on 21st January, 2009. The Chief Justice of the High Court is requested to allot the matter to an appropriate Bench.

9. The appeal is accordingly disposed of. ……………………………………..J. (Dr. ARIJIT PASAYAT)

…………………………………….J. (Dr. MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA)


New Delhi,

December 15, 2008


Main – Page

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2020 SC and HC Judgments Online at MyNation

Free Legal Help, Just WhatsApp Away

MyNation HELP line

We are Not Lawyers, but No Lawyer will give you Advice like We do

Please read Group Rules – CLICK HERE, If You agree then Please Register CLICK HERE and after registration  JOIN WELCOME GROUP HERE

We handle Women Centric biased laws like False Sectioin 498A IPC, Domestic Violence(DV ACT), Divorce, Maintenance, Alimony, Child Custody, HMA 24, 125 CrPc, 307, 312, 313, 323, 354, 376, 377, 406, 420, 497, 506, 509; TEP, RTI and many more…

MyNation FoundationMyNation FoundationMyNation Foundation