* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 29.08.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 1422/2018
RAJEEV SHARMA ANR. ….. Petitioners
GOVT. OF NCT OF DELHI ANR ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. Mimanshu Sharma, Adv. along with petitioners
For the Respondent: Mr. Kamal Kr. Ghai, Addl. PP for the State with SI
Ms. Aditi Sharma, Adv. for complainant/R-2 with
R-2 in person.
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
1. The petitioners seek quashing of FIR No. 435 of 2003 under
Sections 498A/406/34 of the IPC, Police Station Pandav Nagar, 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 petitioner No. 1 and the complainant have
been divorced by decree of divorce dated 14.12.2004. It is further
submitted on behalf of the parties that parties had entered into a
settlement before the Delhi Mediation Centre, Karkardooma Courts,
Delhi on 31.10.2017.
3. As per the settlement, a total sum of Rs. 3.25 lakhs has been
agreed to be paid to respondent no. 2. A sum of Rs. 1,75,000/- has
already been paid to respondent no. 2 and the balance sum of Rs.
1,50,000/- is being paid by way of DD No. 509194 dated 12.07.2018
issued by State Bank of India to respondent no. 2 today in Court.
4. Respondent no. 2 is present in court in person, represented by
her counsel and is identified by the Investigating Officer. She
confirms that she has received the entire amount. She 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.
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. 435 of
2003 under Sections 498A/406/34 of the IPC, Police Station Pandav
Nagar, New Delhi and the consequent proceedings therefrom are,
7. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
AUGUST 29, 2018
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