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Chitra Agarwal & Anr. vs State Of U.P. & Anr. on 13 January, 2020

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD, LUCKNOW BENCH

?Court No. – 11

Case :- U/S 482/378/407 No. – 6660 of 2019

Applicant :- Chitra Agarwal Anr.

Opposite Party :- State Of U.P. Anr.

Counsel for Applicant :- Ashish Kumar Singh

Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.

Hon’ble Rajeev Singh,J.

Heard learned counsel for the applicants, learned AGA for the State of U.P. and learned counsel for the opposite party no. 2 and perused the record.

This application under Section 482 Cr.P.C. has been filed for quashing the entire proceedings of Case No. 987 of 2019 (State Vs. Chitra Agarwal Anr.) arising out of Case Crime No. 172 of 2018 under Section 406 I.P.C., P.S. Indira Nagar, District Lucknow.

Learned counsel for the applicants and learned counsel for opposite party no. 2 jointly submitted that in pursuance of the earlier order dated 18.09.2019, the matter was sent before the Senior Registrar of this Court for verification of the compromise deed.

It is evident from the record that the factum of the compromise has been verified by the Senior Registrar vide his report dated 25.09.2019. The compromise deed is appended as Annexure 4 to the application, which goes to show that respondent no. 2 does not want to prosecute the applicants.

Learned AGA has fairly conceded that compromise has been effected between the parties and the same has duly been verified by the Senior Registrar of this Court.

Hon’ble Apex Court, in catena of decisions, viz., Gian Singh Vs. State of Punjab, 2012 AIR SCW 5333, B.S. Joshi and others Vs. State of Haryana, (2003) 3 SCC 675 and Narinder Singh Vs. State of Punjab, (2014) 6 SCC 466, has held that inherent power can be used to do real and substantial justice. Hence, inherent power can be exercised to speed up the process of ending the criminal proceedings where the settlement is arrived at between the parties.

In view of the aforesaid fact that parties do not want to pursue the case any further and the matter has been mutually settled between the parties by way of the compromise, no useful purpose would be served in proceeding with the matter any further.

For the discussions made above, the present application is allowed.

Entire proceedings of Case No. 987 of 2019 (State Vs. Chitra Agarwal Anr.) arising out of Case Crime No. 172 of 2018 under Section 406 I.P.C., P.S. Indira Nagar, District Lucknow are hereby quashed.

Order Date :- 13.1.2020

VKS

 

 

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