* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 23.07.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 3605/2018
DHARMENDER PANDIT ….. Petitioner
THE STATE ANR (N.C.T. OF DELHI) ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. Narendra Kumar, Adv.
For the Respondent: Mr. Panna Lal Sharma, Addl. PP for the State with
SI Roop lal
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
Crl. M.A. 28255/2018 (Exemption)
Exemption is allowed subject to all just exceptions.
1. The petitioner seeks quashing of FIR No. 38 of 2011 under
Sections 498A/406 of the IPC registered at Police Station Begumpur,
New Delhi, based on a settlement. It is contended that the FIR was
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lodged consequent to a matrimonial discord.
2. Learned counsels for the parties submit that the parties have
settled their disputes and have amicably dissolved their marriage by
mutual consent and decree of divorce dated 09.12.2013 has been
passed. It is further submitted on behalf of the parties that parties had
entered into a settlement on 25.02.2011. As per the settlement, minor
child shall remain in the custody of the petitioner with visitation rights
as agreed to between the parties for Respondent no. 2.
3. Respondent no. 2 who is present in court in person is identified
by the Investigating Officer. Respondent no. 2 submits that she has
settled the dispute with the petitioner and is agreeable to the
settlement and does not wish to press the criminal charges against the
petitioner any further.
4. In view of the fact that the disputes between the petitioner and
respondent no. 2 emanate out of a matrimonial discord and have been
settled, 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 emanating
5. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No. 38 of
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2011 under Sections 498A/406 of the IPC registered at Police Station
Begumpur, New Delhi and the consequent proceedings therefrom are,
6. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
JULY 23, 2018
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