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Kamlaben Rajendrabhai Yogi … vs State Of Gujarat on 24 April, 2018

R/CR.MA/5462/2018 ORDER

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

R/CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION NO. 5462 of 2018

KAMLABEN RAJENDRABHAI YOGI (RAVAL) 2…. Petitioners
Versus
STATE OF GUJARAT 1…. Respondents

Appearance:
MR UMESH A TRIVEDI(946) for the PETITIONER(s) No. 1,2
MR DAIFRAZ HAVEWALLA(3982) for the RESPONDENT(s) No. 2
MS MOXA THAKKAR, APP(2) for the RESPONDENT(s) No. 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 24/04/2018

ORAL ORDER

1 Mr. Trivedi, the learned counsel appearing for the applicants is 
permitted  to implead  the  name  of  the  husband  namely  Jigneshkumar  
Rajendrakumar Yogi, as the petitioner No.3. The cause title be amended 
accordingly forthwith. 

2 By   this   application   under   Section   482   of   the   Code   of   Criminal 
Procedure, 1973, the applicants – original accused have prayed for the 
following reliefs:

“(16)(A)   Your   Lordships   may   be   pleased   to   admit   and   allow   this  
application

(B) Your Lordships may be pleased to quash the FIR bearing C.R. No.I­44  
of   2017   registered   with   Palanpur   City   (West)   Police   Station,   for   the  
alleged offences punishable under Sections 328, 498A and 34 of the Indian  
Penal Code as also Sections 3 and 7 of the Dowry Prohibition  Act and  

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consequent   filing   of   chargesheet,   which   is   numbered   as   Criminal   Case  
No.97 of 2018 in the Court of learned Chief Judicial Magistrate, Palanpur  
and any consequential proceedings ensured thereof, qua the applicants. 

(C)   Pending   admission   and   final   disposal   of   this   application,   Your  
Lordships may be pleased to stay the further proceedings of Criminal Case  
No.97 of 2018 pending in the Court of learned Chief Judicial Magistrte,  
Palanpur   along   with   consequential   proceedings   carried   out   against   the  
applicants.

(D) Your Lordships may be pleased to grant such other and further relief/s  
that may be deemed fit and proper in the facts and circumstances of the  
case.”

3 On 4th April 2018, this Court passed the following order:

“1. On 28.03.2018, this Court passed the following order:

“Pursuant to the order passed by this Court, Vruchiben is present in  
the Court alongwith her father. I persuaded Vruchiben to put an  
end   to   the   marriage   by   filing   an   application   before   the   Court  
concerned for dissolution of the marriage. The respondent no.2 has  
agreed to consider this suggestion made by this Court.

I have requested Mr. Trivedi, the learned counsel appearing  
for   the   applicants   and   Mr.   Havewala,   the   learned   counsel  
appearing for the respondent no.2 to sit together and try to resolve  
the   dispute   on   certain   reasonable   and   equitable   terms   and  
conditions.   Post   this   matter   on   04/04/2018.   Any   developments  
shall be reported to this Court on the next date of hearing.”

2. Pursuant to the order passed by this Court referred to  above, the parties  
have   been   able   to   arrive   at   an   amicable   settlement.   The   parties   have  
decided that they would part ways by obtaining a decree of divorce  by  
mutual   consent.   It   is   brought   to   my   notice   by   the   learned   counsel  
appearing for the parties that the wife has already initiated proceedings in  
the Court below for divorce since a settlement has been arrived at. A very  
same Hindu Marriage Petition filed by the wife can be now treated as one  
under Section 13(B) for divorce with mutual consent. The understanding  

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arrived at between the parties is that the husband shall pay an amount of  
Rs.12,50,000/­ to the wife towards full and final settlement. This amount  
of Rs.12,50,000/­ shall be  deposited  by the  husband  before  the  Family  
Court at Palanpur within a period of 8 days.

3. The  Principal Judge, Family Court,  Palanpur  shall pass  an  appropriate  
order permitting the parties to dissolve the marriage with mutual consent.  
The Family Suit No.44/16 filed  by the wife shall now be treated as an  
application  under Section  13(B) of the Hindu Marriage Act for divorce  
with mutual consent.

4. No   sooner   the   husband   deposits   the   amount   of  Rs.12,50,000/­   in   the  
Family Court at Palanpur, then within 8 days thereafter, the Family Court  
shall   pass   an   appropriate   decree   for   dissolution   of   the   marriage   with 
mutual   consent.  The   parties   to   act   accordingly.   The   Family   Court,  
Palanpur shall also act accordingly. The orders with regard to quashing of  
the FIR shall be passed after the divorce decree is passed by the Family  
Court, Palanpur.

5. Post this matter for passing of further orders on 24.04.2018 on the top of  
the board.

6. At the time of passing of the decree for divorce with  mutual consent, the  
amount   of   Rs.12,50,000/­   which   the   husband   shall   deposit   shall  
thereafter be disbursed to the wife by way of an account payee cheque.  
Direct service is permitted.”

4 Mr.   Trivedi   as   well   as   Mr.   Havewalla,   the   learned   counsel 
appearing   for   the   respective   parties   brought   it   to   my   notice   that   the 
matter has been fully put to an end. The Court concerned has passed the 
decree for divorce with mutual consent. The certified copy of the decree 
is produced on record. The same shall be kept with the record of this 
case. As directed by this Court, the amount of Rs.12,50,000/­ deposited 
by the husband has been disbursed in favour of the wife by the Family 
Court. Nothing further remains to be done in this litigation. 

5 In view of the above, this application is allowed. The proceedings 
of the Criminal Case No.97 of 2018 pending in the Court of the Chief 

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Judicial   Magistrate,   Palanpur   are   hereby   ordered   to   be   quashed.   All 
consequential   proceedings   pursuant   thereto   stand   terminated.   Rule   is 
made absolute. Direct service is permitted.

(J.B. PARDIWALA, J.)
CHANDRESH

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