* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 12.07.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 3420/2018
MANISH ORS ….. Petitioners
STATE ANR ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. Kamlesh Kumar with Ms.
Satakashi Verma, Advocates.
For the Respondent: Mr. Kamal Kumar Ghai, APP for the
SI Suresh Chand, PS Malviya Nagar.
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
Exemption is allowed subject to all just exceptions.
Crl.M.A.12430/2018 (for condonation of delay in re-filing)
For the reasons stated in the application, the application is
allowed. The delay in re-filing of the petition is condoned.
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1. The petitioner seeks quashing of FIR No.240/2012 under
Sections 498A/406/34 IPC, Police Station Malviya Nagar.
2. The subject FIR emanates out of matrimonial discord.
Petitioner No.1 is the husband of respondent No.2. Petitioner Nos.2, 3
and 5 are the brothers-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner No.4
is the father-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner No.6 is the
mother-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner No.7 is the sister-in-
law of the respondent No.2.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioner submits that the parties have
entered into a settlement agreement dated 14.12.2015 through the
process of mediation, held at Mediation Centre, Saket Courts, Delhi.
The parties have already been divorced by way of a decree of divorce
by mutual consent, passed on 04.04.2018.
4. The respondent No.2 was to be paid a total sum of
Rs.2,70,000/- in full and final settlement of all her claims. A sum of
Rs.2,00,000/- has already been paid. The balance sum of Rs.70,000/-
has been paid to the respondent No.2 by way of Bankers Cheque
No.702712 dated 02.07.2018 drawn on Bank of India.
5. The respondent No.2 is present in person and is identified by
the Investigating Officer. She submits that she has settled her disputes
with the petitioners and does not wish to press charges against the
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petitioners and prosecute the complaint any further.
6. In view of the fact that the proceedings emanate out of a
matrimonial discord and the parties have fully and finally settled their
disputes and the respondent No.2 has stated that she does not wish to
press the complaint any further and the fact that the parties have
already been divorced by way of a decree of divorce by mutual
consent, passed on 04.04.2018, 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
7. In view of the above, FIR No.240/2012 under Sections
498A/406/34 IPC, Police Station Malviya Nagar and the consequent
proceedings emanating there from are quashed.
8. Order Dasti under the signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
JULY 12, 2018
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