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Md. Rauf @ Abdul Rauf And Ors vs State Of Bihar And Anr on 26 April, 2019

INTHEHIGHCOURTOFJUDICATUREATPATNA
CRIMINALMISCELLANEOUSNo.3253of2015
ArisingOutofP.S.CaseNo.-139Year-2010Thana-BARHARAKOTHIDistrict-Purnea

[email protected],SonofMd.Yunus.

2.Md.YunusSonofLateMd.Sudhi.

3.SaminaKhatoonWifeofMd.Yunus.

4.Md.TaslimSonofMd.Sudhi.

5.Md.AminSonofMd.Taslim.

6.BibiRukshanaKhatoonWifeofMd.Amin.

AllareResidentsofVillageMurballa,P.S.Barhara,District-Purnea.

……Petitioner/s
Versus

1.TheStateofBihar

2.ZainabKhatoonDaughterofZfauddinandWifeofMd.Rauf,Residentof
VillageMurballa,PoliceStationBarhara,DistrictPurnea.

……OppositeParty/s

Appearance:

ForthePetitioner/s:Mr.Nafisuzzoha,
Mr.FirozAhmadand
Mr.Md.ManzerKarim,Advocates
FortheOppositePartyNo.2:Dr.BidhuRanjanand
Mr.DwijRaj,Advocates
FortheState:Mr.Md.Arif,APP

CORAM:HONOURABLEMR.JUSTICEAHSANUDDIN
AMANULLAH
ORALJUDGMENT
Date:26-04-2019

Heardlearnedcounselforthepetitioners;learnedAPP

fortheStateandlearnedcounselfortheoppositepartyno.2.

2.ThepetitionershavemovedtheCourtunderSection

482oftheCodeofCriminalProcedure,1973(hereinafterreferred

toasthe’Code’)forthefollowingrelief:

“That,thisapplicationisforquashing
thecognizanceorderdated13.12.2011ofthe
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C.J.M.,PurneapassedinBarharaP.S.CaseNo.
139of2010G.R.No.2863of2010bywhich
cognizancehasbeentakenfortheoffenceunder
Section498(A)/Section34oftheIndianPenalCodeand
3/4D.P.Actagainstthepetitionersinthe
circumstancessetforthbelow.”

3.Theallegationagainstthepetitionersisofdemandof

dowry.

4.Learnedcounselforthepetitionerssubmittedthatthe

presentcaseismalafideforthepurposeofharassingthe

petitionersandalsopatentlyillegal.Itwassubmittedthatearlier

theoppositepartyno.2hadfiledComplaintCaseNo.2677of

2010beforetheChiefJudicialMagistrate,Purneaon02.08.2010

againstthepetitionersunderSections323,Section504andSection498Aofthe

IndianPenalCodeand3/4oftheSectionDowryProhibitionAct,1961.It

wassubmittedthatinthecomplaintcaseallegationsarewith

regardtosnatchingofnecklace,earrings,assaultanddemandof

dowryofRs.50,000/-.LearnedcounselsubmittedthattheFIR

wasfiledon23.11.2010,whichalsospeaksofassault,abuseand

demandofdowryofRs.1,50,000/-Itwassubmittedthatinthe

complaintfiled,theallegationsunderSections323,Section504,Section498Aof

theIndianPenalCodeand3/4ofSectionTheDowryProhibitionAct,

1961,whereasinthepresentFIRitisonlyunderSections498A/

Section34oftheIndianPenalCodeand3/4oftheSectionDowryProhibitionAct.

Learnedcounselsubmittedthatfilingofthecomplaintcaseis
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threeandahalfmonthspriortofilingoftheFIR,butsuchfacthas

notbeenmentionedintheFIRandmoreover,inthecomplaintthe

allegationisthatthedemandofdowrywasofRs.50,000/-

whereasintheFIRtheamountofdowrysoughthasbeen

enhancedtoRs.1,50,000/-.Learnedcounselsubmittedthatinthe

complaintcase,theCourtbelowhasconvictedsomeofthe

accused.Learnedcounselsubmittedthatbasedonthesame

allegationsandaftertrialtherebeingconvictionofsomeofthe

accused,thepresentcasealsobasicallyraisingthesameaccused

couldnotbeallowedtocontinueasitwouldbeanabuseofthe

processoftheCourt.

5.LearnedAPPfairlysubmittedthatbasedonthesame

allegations,therecouldbemultiplecases.

6.Learnedcounselfortheoppositepartyno.2

submittedthatthetwocasesarenotthesame,inasmuchas,inthe

presentcase,thereisallegationofattempttomurderofthe

oppositepartyno.2,whichwasnotthereinthecomplaintcase.

However,onaqueryoftheCourtthatevenintheFIR,the

allegationisnotofanyattemptofmurderbutonlyanallegation

thattheoppositepartyno.2hadbeeninformedthatherfather-in

lawhassent7and8unknownpersonswitharmstokillthe

oppositepartyno.2andherfather,howcoulditbesaidtobean
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attempttocommitmurderandalsomoreso,inviewofthefact

thatinthecomplaintcase,theallegationsweremorewideas

comparedtothepresentFIRandfurtherthatafterfilingofthe

complainttheoppositepartyno.2hadnotgonebacktothe

matrimonialhomesoastogiveanyfreshordifferentcauseof

actionandalsothatsuchfactoffilingofcomplaintwas

suppressedintheFIR,learnedcounselcouldnotgiveanyanswer.

7.Havingconsideredthefactsandcircumstancesofthe

caseandsubmissionsoflearnedcounselfortheparties,theCourt

findsthatacaseforinterferencehasbeenmadeout.

8.Learnedcounselforthepetitionershasrightly

pointedoutthattheoppositepartyno.2havingfiledthecomplaint

inwhichtherewerewidespreadallegationsandthenfilinganFIR

afterthreeandahalfmonthswithoutevenindicatingfilingofthe

complaintcaseandwithlesserallegationsandalsonofreshor

differentcauseofactionhavingarisenasoppositepartyno.2had

notgonebacktothematrimonialhomeafterfilingofthe

complaintcase,clearlythepresentFIRcannotbepermittedinlaw.

Thesame,thus,isanabuseoftheprocessoftheCourtwhichis

requiredtobepreventedbyexerciseofinherentpowerSectionofthe

CodeunderSection482oftheCode.

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9.Accordingly,theapplicationisallowed.Theentire

criminalproceedingarisingoutofBarharaPSCaseNo.139of

2010(G.R.No.2863of2010)pendingbeforetheCourtbelowat

Purneaincludingtheorderdated13.12.2011,bywhichcognizance

hasbeentaken,standsquashed.

(AhsanuddinAmanullah,J.)

AnandKr.

AFR/NAFR
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