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Rahul & Anr. vs The State & Anr. on 26 July, 2018


% Judgment delivered on: 26.07.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 3680/2018
RAHUL ANR ….. Petitioners

THE STATE ANR ….. Respondents

Advocates who appeared in this case:

For the Petitioner : Mr. Himanshu Buttan, Adv.

For the Respondent: Mr. Panna Lal Sharma, Addl. PP for the State with
SI Kamlesh Kumar
Mr. Yogesh Kumar, Adv. for complainant /R-2





1. The petitioners seek quashing of FIR No. 253 of 2008 under
Sections 498A/406/34 of the IPC registered at Police Station Sarita
Vihar, New Delhi, based on a settlement. It is contended that the FIR
was lodged consequent to a matrimonial discord.

2. Learned counsels for the parties submit that the parties have

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settled their disputes and have amicably dissolved their marriage by
mutual consent and decree of divorce dated 04.05.2018 has been

3. It is further submitted on behalf of the parties that parties had
entered into a settlement before Delhi Mediation Centre, Saket Courts,
on 15.2012.2016. As per the settlement, a total sum of Rs. 3,60,000/-
has been agreed to be paid to respondent no. 2. A sum of Rs.
2,60,000/- has already been paid and the balance sum of Rs.
1,00,000/- has been paid to respondent no. 2, in cash, today outside
the Court.

4. Respondent no. 2 who is present in court in person, represented
by her counsel and is identified by the Investigating Officer.
Respondent no. 2 submits that she has settled the dispute with the
petitioners and is agreeable to the settlement and does not wish to
press the criminal charges against the petitioners any further. She
confirms the receipt of the balance amount of Rs. 1,00,000/-.

5. In view of the fact that the disputes between the petitioners and
respondent no. 2 emanate out of a matrimonial discord and have been
settled, 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 emanating

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6. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No. 253 of
2008 under Sections 498A/406/34 of the IPC registered at Police
Station Sarita Vihar, New Delhi and the consequent proceedings
emanating therefrom are, accordingly quashed.

7. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.

JULY 26, 2018

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