HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD, LUCKNOW BENCH
?Court No. – 11
Case :- U/S 482/378/407 No. – 8769 of 2019
Applicant :- Kuldeep @ Piyush Singh Ors.
Opposite Party :- State Of U.P. Anr.
Counsel for Applicant :- Manoj Kumar Tiwari,Swapnil Singh
Counsel for Opposite Party :- G.A.,Neeraj Tripathi
Hon’ble Rajeev Singh,J.
Heard learned counsel for the applicants, learned AGA for the State of U.P. and learned counsel for the opposite party no. 2 and perused the record.
This application under Section 482 Cr.P.C. has been filed for quashing the entire proceedings of Case No. 2252 of 2016 arising out of Case Crime No. 132 of 2015, under Sections 498A, 323 I.P.C. and Section 3/4 D.P. Act, P.S. Bakshi Ka Talab, District Lucknow on the basis of compromise executed between the parties.
Learned counsel for the applicants and learned counsel for opposite party no. 2 jointly submitted that in pursuance of the earlier order dated 17.12.2019, the matter was sent before the Senior Registrar of this Court for verification of the compromise deed.
It is evident from the record that the factum of the compromise has been verified by the Senior Registrar vide his report dated 08.01.2020. The compromise deed is appended as Annexure 4 to the application, which goes to show that respondent no. 2 does not want to prosecute the applicants.
Learned AGA has fairly conceded that compromise has been effected between the parties and the same has duly been verified by the Senior Registrar of this Court.
Hon’ble Apex Court, in catena of decisions, viz., Gian Singh Vs. State of Punjab, 2012 AIR SCW 5333, B.S. Joshi and others Vs. State of Haryana, (2003) 3 SCC 675 and Narinder Singh Vs. State of Punjab, (2014) 6 SCC 466, has held that inherent power can be used to do real and substantial justice. Hence, inherent power can be exercised to speed up the process of ending the criminal proceedings where the settlement is arrived at between the parties.
In view of the aforesaid fact that parties do not want to pursue the case any further and the matter has been mutually settled between the parties by way of the compromise, no useful purpose would be served in proceeding with the matter any further.
For the discussions made above, the present application is allowed.
Entire proceedings of Case No. 2252 of 2016 arising out of Case Crime No. 132 of 2015, under Sections 498A, 323 I.P.C. and Section 3/4 D.P. Act, P.S. Bakshi Ka Talab, District Lucknow are hereby quashed.
Order Date :- 13.1.2020