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Madhur Aneja & Anr. vs State & Anr. on 26 February, 2020

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* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI

Date of decision: February 26, 2020

+ W.P.(CRL) 552/2020 and CRL.M.A. 4229/2020

MADHUR ANEJA ANR. ….. Petitioners

Through Mr. Nikhil K. Dogra, Advocate
alongwith petitioners in person

Versus

STATE ANR. ….. Respondents

Through Ms. Shivani Sharma and Ms.
Sukriti Bhardwaj, Advocates for
Ms. Richa Kapoor, Additional
Standing Counsel for the State
with ASI Sushma Chauhan, P.S.:
Shalimar Bagh

Complainant in person

CORAM:
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE BRIJESH SETHI
JUDGMENT

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.
0151/2019, under Sections 498A/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860,
W.P.(Crl.) 552/2020 1
registered at P.S.: Shalimar Bagh and the proceedings emanating
therefrom.

The Investigating Officer, who is present in Court, has identified
the petitioners as well as respondent no.2.

The petitioners and respondent no.2 have submitted that they have
settled their disputes before the learned Mediator, Delhi Mediation
Centre, Rohini Courts, Delhi on 26.04.2019. The parties have already
obtained divorce by mutual consent on 05.12.2019. The settlement
amount was Rs. 16,00,000/-, out of which Rs. 6,00,000/- has been paid to
respondent no.2 at the time of first motion and Rs. 5,00,000/- has further
been paid to respondent no.2 at the time of second motion and a demand
draft of Rs. 5,00,000/- 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 reiterates the aforesaid facts and submits that they
have amicably settled their dispute without any pressure or coercion from
any source whatsoever. Respondent no.2 has further submitted that she
has no objection if the FIR is quashed and the petition is allowed.

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. 0151/2019, under Sections 498A/406/34 of
the IPC, registered at P.S.: Shalimar Bagh and the proceedings emanating
therefrom are quashed.

W.P.(Crl.) 552/2020 2

The petition alongwith pending application is disposed of
accordingly.

(BRIJESH SETHI)
JUDGE
FEBRUARY 26, 2020
savita

W.P.(Crl.) 552/2020 3

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