* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: January 14, 2020
+ W.P.(CRL) 17/2020 and CRL.M.A. 76/2020
LALIT PRASAD ORS. ….. Petitioners
Through Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Advocate
alongwith petitioners in person
STATE ANR. ….. Respondents
Through Mr. Ranbir Singh Kundu, ASC
(Criminal) for the State with Mr.
Shivam Saharon and Mr. Hitesh
Vali, Advocates alongwith ASI
Vijay Pal Singh, P.S.: Begumpur
Mr. D.B. Yadav, Advocate 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.
0302/2018, under sections 498A/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
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(‘IPC’), registered at P.S.: Begumpur and the proceedings emanating
The petitioners and respondent no.2 have submitted that they have
settled their disputes before the Counseling Cell, Family Courts, Tis
Hazari, on 17.09.2019. The parties have already obtained divorce by
mutual consent on 10.10.2019. The settlement amount was Rs.
6,00,000/-, out of which Rs. 3,00,000/- has been paid to respondent no.2
at the time of first motion and Rs. 1,50,000/- has further been paid to
respondent no.2 at the time of second motion and a demand draft of Rs.
1,50,000/- 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. 0302/2018, under sections 498A/406/34 of the
IPC, registered at P.S.: Begumpur and the proceedings emanating
therefrom are quashed.
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Petition alongwith pending application is disposed of accordingly.
JANUARY 14, 2020
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