* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 16.07.2018
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HIMMAT SINGH KUMAI ORS ….. Petitioners
STATE (NCT OF DELHI) ANR ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioners : Mr. J.S. Mann, Advocate.
For the Respondents: Mr. Panna Lal Sharma, APP for the State.
Mr. Rajesh Sharma with Ms. Kavita
Sharma, Advocates for R-2.
ASI Ramesh Kumar, PS Swaroop
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
1. The petitioners seek quashing of FIR No.189/2014 under
Sections 498A/406 IPC, Police Station Swaroop Nagar.
2. The subject FIR emanates out of matrimonial discord.
Petitioner No.1 is the husband of respondent No.2. Petitioner No.2 is
the mother-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner No.3 is the
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sister-in-law of the respondent No.2.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that the parties have
settled their disputes through the process of mediation held before
Delhi Mediation Centre, Rohini District Courts on 16.08.2017. The
parties have already been divorced by way of a decree of divorce by
mutual consent, passed on 17.02.2018.
4. As per the Settlement Agreement, the respondent No.2 was to
be returned the articles as per the list attached as Annexure ‘A’ to the
said settlement agreement.
5. The respondent No.2 is present in person, represented by
counsel and is identified by the Investigating Officer. She confirms
that she has received the articles mentioned in the Settlement
Agreement. She submits that she has settled her disputes with the
petitioners and does not wish to press charges against the petitioners
and prosecute the complaint any further.
6. 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 17.02.2018, continuation of criminal proceedings
will be an exercise in futility and justice in the case demands that the
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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 there from.
7. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No.189/2014
under Sections 498A/406 IPC, Police Station Swaroop Nagar and the
consequent proceedings emanating there from are quashed.
8. Order Dasti under the signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
JULY 16, 2018
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