* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: January 30, 2020
+ W.P.(CRL) 139/2020
KAMAL DEEP SINGH SAINI ORS ….. Petitioners
Through Ms. Niti Chaudhary, Advocate
alongwith petitioners in person
THE STATE ANR ….. Respondents
Through Mr. G.M. Farooqui, Additional
Public Prosecutor for the State
with ASI Naresh Kumar, P.S.:
Respondent no.2 in person
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE BRIJESH SETHI
BRIJESH SETHI, J (oral)
The petitioners have filed the present petition under Section 482 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for quashing of FIR No. 445/2018,
under sections 498A/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (‘IPC’),
registered at P.S.: Vijay Vihar and the proceedings emanating therefrom.
The petitioners and respondent no.2 have submitted that they have
settled their disputes vide Memorandum of Understanding dated
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06.07.2019. The parties have already obtained divorce by mutual consent
on 24.09.2019. The settlement amount was Rs. 3,50,000/-, out of which
Rs. 1,00,000/- has been paid to respondent no.2 at the time of first motion
and Rs. 1,25,000/- has further been paid to respondent no.2 at the time of
second motion and a demand draft of Rs. 1,25,000/- has been handed
over to respondent no.2 today in the court. Copy of the said demand draft
has been placed on record.
Respondent no.2, who is present in Court, has reiterated the
aforesaid facts and submitted that she has amicably settled their dispute.
Respondent no.2 further submitted that she has no objection to the FIR
being quashed and the petition being allowed.
The Investigating Officer, who is present in Court, has identified
the petitioners as well as respondent no.2.
In view of the above settlement arrived at between the parties, this
Court is of the view that no fruitful purpose would be served in keeping
the parties entangled in the criminal proceedings. Accordingly, in the
interest of justice, FIR No. 445/2018, under sections 498A/406/34 of the
IPC, registered at P.S.: Vijay Vihar and the proceedings emanating
therefrom are quashed.
Petition is disposed of accordingly.
JANUARY 30, 2020
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