* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: January 20, 2020
+ W.P.(CRL) 68/2020
KUNAL AGGARWAL ORS ….. Petitioners
Through Ms. Bharti Gupta, Advocate
THE STATE NCT OF DELHI ANR ….. Respondents
Through Mr. G.M. Farooqui, APP for the
State with ASI Prem Singh, P.S.:
Mr. Abhay Singh and Mr. Nandal
Mishra, Advocates for
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. 305/2019,
under sections 498A/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (‘IPC’),
registered at P.S.: Janak Puri and the proceedings emanating therefrom.
The petitioners and respondent no.2 have submitted that they have
settled their disputes vide Memorandum of Understanding/Settlement
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Deed dated 24.07.2018. The parties have already obtained divorce by
mutual consent on 13.09.2018. The settlement amount was Rs. 3,00,000/-
Out of which Rs. 1,50,000/- has been paid to respondent no.2 at the time
of second motion and the remaining settlement amount of Rs. 1,50,000/-
has also been paid in cash to respondent no.2.
Respondent no.2, who is present in Court, has reiterated the
aforesaid facts and submitted that she has amicably settled the 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. 305/2019, under sections 498A/406/34 of the
IPC, registered at P.S.: Janak Puri and the proceedings emanating
therefrom are quashed.
Petition is disposed of accordingly.
JANUARY 20, 2020
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