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Bhagwan Yadav vs State Of Bihar & Anr on 10 January, 2019

Criminal Miscellaneous No.228 of 2017
Arising Out of PS. Case No.-55 Year-2015 Thana- BHAGALPUR GRP CASE District-

Bhagwan Yadav Son of Late Dasrath Yadav Resident of Mohalla- Dixson
Road, Mundichak, P.S. Tilka Manjhi, District-Bhagalpur

… … Petitioner/s
1. The State of Bihar
2. Shashi Ranjan Singh Son of Date Narendra Prasad Singh Resident of Village-
Lalapur, Bhadar, P.S.Kahalgaon District-Bhagalpur

… … Opposite Party/s

Appearance :
For the Petitioner/s : Mr.Dr. Manoj Kumar
For the Opposite Party/s : Mr.Sri Brajendra Nath Pandey


4 10-01-2019 Heard learned counsel for the petitioner as well as learned

Additional Public Prosecutor.

It has been submitted at the end of the petitioner that the

order impugned would not survive because of the fact that (a) FIR

was registered against unknown for stealing the motorcycle by an

unknown thieves, (b) case was registered under Section 379 IPC, (c)

motorcycle has not been recovered from the possession of the

petitioner, (d) there happens to be no material available in the case

diary wherefrom it could be gathered that petitioner had stolen the

motorcycle contrary to it, the I.O. after concluding investigation

submitted charge sheet under Section 406 of the IPC and, the learned

lower court in mechanical manner took cognizance punishable under

Section 406 of the IPC and summoned the petitioner. It has also been
Patna High Court Cr.Misc. No.228 of 2017(4) dt.10-01-2019

submitted that there happens to be vast difference in between an

offence punishable under Section 379 IPC as well as 406 IPC,

requiring two different ingredients that means to say, in a case of

theft the property is to be removed without permission of the owner

while for section 406 IPC there should be an entrustment which has

been mis-utilized at the end of the accused. Incidence of theft cannot

be theme of entrustment nor vice-versa so, no offence is made out.

The learned Additional Public Prosecutor opposed the


The Hon’ble Apex Court in Ghanshyam Sharma vs.

Surendra Kumar Sharma Ors. reported in 2015 Cr.L.J. 421 has

observed that because of the fact that the offence whereunder case

has been registered, the materials collected during course of

investigation did not support the commission of any kind of offence,

would not be a ground to quash the prosecution rather, the learned

lower court will see at the stage of framing of charge and, if no

charge is to be framed on account of deficiency of the materials,

irrespective of the fact that order of cognizance will exists, discharge

the accused.

In terms thereof, this petition is disposed of.

(Aditya Kumar Trivedi, J.)

Prakash Narayan

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