IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V
FRIDAY ,THE 15TH DAY OF FEBRUARY 2019 / 26TH MAGHA, 1940
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CC NO.331/2018 ON THE FILES OF THE JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE OF FIRST
CLASS -III, KOZHIKODE
CRIME NO.858/2016 OF KASABA POLICE STATION, KOZHIKODE
JAMSHIK K., AGED 41 YEARS,
S/O. ALIKOYA, CHIRAKKALPARAMBA HOUSE,
POKKUNNU P.O, GURUVAYURAPPAN COLLEGE,
KOZHIKODE -673 014
BY ADV. SMT.S.SMITHA (PARAKKAL)
RESPONDENTS/COMPLAINANT DE FACTO COMPLAINANT:
1 STATE OF KERALA
REPRESENTED BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR,
HIGH COURT OF KERALA, ERNAKULAM
2 SHABILA T.P.
AGED 30 YEARS, D/O. ABU, THOTTILPEEDIKA HOUSE,
CHEVARAMBALAM P.O, KOZHIKODE.
BY ADV. SMT.KEERTHANA J. RAMESH
SRI. RAMESH CHAND PP.
THIS CRIMINAL MISC. CASE HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON
15.02.2019, THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
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This petition is filed under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal
Procedure (“the Code” for brevity).
2. The 2nd respondent is the de facto complainant in C.C.
No.331 of 2018 on the file of the Judicial First Class Magistrate-III,
Kozhikode. The petitioner herein is the husband of the 2 nd respondent
and he is being proceeded against for having committed offence
punishable under Sections 498A and 406 of the IPC.
3. This petition is filed with a prayer to quash the proceedings
on the ground of settlement of all disputes. The 2nd respondent has
filed an affidavit stating that she does not wish to continue with the
prosecution proceedings against the petitioner.
4. The learned Public Prosecutor has obtained instructions. He
submitted that the statement of the 2 nd respondent has been recorded
and the State has no objection in terminating the proceedings as it
involves no public interest.
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5. I have considered the submissions advanced.
6. In Gian Singh v. State of Punjab [(2012) 10 SCC 303]
and in Narinder Singh v. State of Punjab [(2014) 6 SCC 466], the
Apex Court has laid down that in appropriate cases, the High Court
can take note of the amicable resolution of disputes between the
victim and the wrongdoer to put an end to the criminal proceedings.
Further in Jitendra Raghuvanshi Others v. Babita Raghuvanshi
Another [(2013) 4 SCC 58], it was observed that it is the duty of
the courts to encourage genuine settlements of matrimonial disputes.
If the parties ponder over their faults and terminate their disputes
amicably by mutual agreement instead of fighting it out in a court of
law, the courts should not hesitate to exercise its powers under
Section 482 of the Code. Permitting such proceedings to continue
would be nothing, but an abuse of process of court. The interest of
justice also require that the proceedings be quashed.
7. Having considered all the relevant circumstances, I am of
the considered view that this Court will be well justified in invoking its
extraordinary powers under Section 482 of the Code to quash the
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In the result, this petition will stand allowed. Annexure-A final
report and all proceedings pursuant thereto against the petitioner now
pending as C.C.No.331 of 2018 on the file of the Judicial First Class
Magistrate-III, Kozhikode are quashed.
RAJA VIJAYARAGHAVAN V.,
//TRUE COPY// P.A.TO JUDGE
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ANNEXURE A CERTIFIED COPY OF FINAL REPORT DT.
16.7.2018 IN C.C.331/2018 OF JUDICIAL FIRST
CLASS MAGISTRATE COURT-III-KOZHIKODE.
ANNEXURE B AFFIDAVIT DTD. 2.2.2019 SWORN BY THE 2ND