* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: 29.01.2020
+ CRL.M.C. 474/2020
MS. ALKA RANA ….. Petitioner
Through: Mr. Ajay Chaudhary, Mr. Anurag S.
Tomar, Mr. Viresh Chaudhary, Mr. R.
Tomar and Mr. Paramvir Singh,
STATE ORS. ….. Respondents
Through: Mr. Panna Lal Sharma, APP for State
with Inspector Raj Kumar Saha, SHO,
PS – Krishna Nagar
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SURESH KUMAR KAIT
J U D G M E N T (ORAL)
CRL. M.A. 1987/2020
1. Allowed, subject to all just exceptions.
2. Application is disposed of.
3. Vide the present petition, petitioner seeks direction thereby directing
the trial Court to decide case bearing CR No. 13852/2016 and FIR No.
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841/2014, Police Station – Krishna Nagar pending in the Court of learned
Metropolitan Magistrate, Mahila Court (East) Karkardooma Courts, Delhi
expeditiously within a time frame.
4. Facts of the case are that on 22.11.2014, a case bearing FIR No.
841/14 was registered at Police Station – Krishna Nagar, East Delhi for the
offences punishable under Sections 498A/406/34 IPC on complaint of the
petitioner. After investigation, the police filed charge-sheet on 08.08.2016.
After taking cognizance on the charge-sheet on 06.01.2017, Trial Court put
up the matter for argument on charge. Thereafter, the case was listed on
many dates i.e. 16.03.2017, 19.05.2017, 04.08.2017, 07.03.2018,
17.05.2018, 22.06.2018, 06.07.2018, 29.09.2018 for arguments on charge.
However, the same was adjourned for one or the other reason despite the
fact that a period of more than 4 years has passed. Finally, on 01.10.2018,
the Trial Court heard the arguments on charge and put up the matter for
further proceedings on 03.01.2019.
5. Fact remains that till date, charges have not yet been framed against
6. Keeping in view the averments made in the petition and the facts
mentioned above, I hereby direct the trial Court to frame the charges on the
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next date of hearing or within two weeks thereafter. Further, this Court
expects the trial Court to expedite the trial.
7. In view of the above petition is disposed of.
Order dasti under signatures of the Court Master.
(SURESH KUMAR KAIT)
JANUARY 29, 2020
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