* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 30.08.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 4399/2018
KRISHAN KANT ….. Petitioner
STATE OF DELHI ORS ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr.Pushpender Shukla, Adv.
For the Respondent: Ms.Neelam Sharma, Addl. PP for
the State with ASI Gyan Singh, P.S.Pul Prahladpur.
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
1. The petitioner seeks quashing of FIR No. 388 of 2011 under
Sections 498A/406 of the IPC registered at Police Station Pul
Prahladpur, Delhi based on a settlement. It is contended that the FIR
was lodged consequent to a matrimonial discord.
2. Learned counsel for the parties submit that the parties have
entered into a settlement vide Compromise Deed dated 09.04.2018.
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3. As per the settlement, a total sum of Rs. 9,00,000/- has been
agreed to be paid to respondent no. 2. A sum of Rs. 3,50,000/- has
already been paid and the balance sum of Rs. 3,50,000/- has been
paid, today in Court, by way DD No. 511620 dated 31.07.2018 issued
by ICICI Bank to respondent No. 2, who is present in Court in person.
4. Learned counsels for the parties submit that the parties have
settled their disputes and the parties submit that they shall be duly
applying for grant of divorce by mutual consent within a statutory
5. As per the settlement the minor child shall remain in the
permanent custody of respondent No.2. The petitioner who is present
in Court undertakes that he shall not claim any rights contrary to the
settlement terms. He further undertakes that at the time of recording of
the statement on second motion, he shall duly pay the balance amount
of Rs.2,00,000/- to respondent No.2. The undertakings are accepted.
6. Respondent no. 2 is present in court in person, represented by
counsel and is identified by the IO. Respondent no. 2 submits that she
has settled the dispute with the petitioners and is agreeable to the
settlement and does not wish to press the criminal charges against the
petitioners any further.
7. In view of the fact that the disputes between the petitioner and
respondent no. 2 emanate out of a matrimonial discord and have been
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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
8. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No. 388 of
2011 under Sections 498A/406 of the IPC registered at Police Station
Pul Prahladpur, Delhi, and the consequent proceedings emanating
there from are, accordingly quashed.
9. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
AUGUST 30, 2018
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