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Rajeshwar Prasad vs State Of Bihar And Anr on 1 February, 2019

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT PATNA
Criminal Miscellaneous No.1788 of 2019
Arising Out of PS. Case No.-2412 Year-2012 Thana- EAST CHAMPARAN COMPLAINT
District- East Champaran

Rajeshwar Prasad, son of Ramnagina Prasad, Resident of Harnathpur, Police
Station – Pakri Dayal, District – East Champaran. Present Address-Sri Ram
Steel and Crockery House Abhimanu Complex, Panch Mandir Road, Police
Station – Town P.S., District – Motihari, East Champaran.

… … Petitioner/s
Versus
1. State Of Bihar and Anr Bihar
2. Nand Kishore Prasad Late Rajendra Prasad Resident of Mohalla – Teliyapatti,
Gyan Babu Chowk, Ward No.3, Bhawani Mandap Road, Police station –
Town P.S. District – Motihari.

… … Opposite Party/s

Appearance :
For the Petitioner/s : Mr.Kumar Dhirendra Pratap Singh
For the Opposite Party/s : Mr. Ashok Kumar Singh 1

CORAM: HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ADITYA KUMAR TRIVEDI
ORAL ORDER

2 01-02-2019 Heard learned counsel for the petitioner as well as learned

Additional Public Prosecutor.

Petitioner has challenged the order dated 03.04.2018,

whereby and whereunder the learned lower Court has framed charge

against the petitioner for an offence punishable under Section 406,

420 of the I.P.C. and Section 138 of the N.I. Act relating to

Complaint Case No.C-2412 of 2012, Trial No.800 of 2016.

It has been submitted at the end of the petitioner that from

the previous order sheet, it is evident that in spite of giving sufficient

opportunity to the complainant to adduce evidence before charge in

accordance with Section 244 of the Cr.P.C., the complainant had

produced only one witness on 13.10.2017, who was also incompetent
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on account of his mental inability as has been perceived by the Court,

so evident vide order dated 13.10.2017. Save and except PW-1, non-

appeared. Referring evidence of PW-1 (Annexure-5), it has been

submitted that there happens to be no ingredients coming out from

his deposition to substantiate framing of charge under Section 406,

420 of the I.P.C., though to some extent Section 138 of the N. I. Act

survives. Furthermore, it has also been submitted that as per direction

of the High Court, so given at the time of approaching by the

petitioner for grant of bail, petitioner had already paid the amount

and in the aforesaid background, the conduct of the complainant

happens to be natural one by way of abstaining himself from the

proceeding. If that part is taken into consideration, then in that

circumstance, the whole proceeding be quashed.

Learned Additional Public Prosecutor objected and

submitted that at the present moment the materials whatever been

collected and appreciated by the learned lower Court is to be

considered. From the evidence of PW-1, it is evident that there

happens to be specific disclosure that Nand Kishore Prasad had given

Rs.86,500/- to one person, who had not returned the money and

further, Rajeshwar Prasad had given the cheque, which was

dishonoured. So, even considering that the evidence did not satisfy

the ingredients of Section 420 I.P.C., speaks about proper

identification of Section 406 of the I.P.C.

Heard both sides and gone through the record. From the
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record, it is apparent that only one witness has been examined before

charge. After going through Annexure-5, it is evident that there

happens to be specific disclosure at the end of the PW-1, that Nand

Kishore Prasad had given Rs.86,500/- to one person, who had not

returned the money. Rajeshwar Prasad had given cheque and the

same was dishonoured by the bank.

That being so, for the present, the evidence satisfy the

ingredients of Section 406 I.P.C. as well as Section 138 of the N. I.

Act to the extent of justifying framing of charge under aforesaid

Sections. However, Section 420 I.P.C. is not found to be duly

substantiated from the evidence of PW-1, as a result of which, to that

extent this petition is found maintainable, whereupon framing of

charge by the learned lower Court with regard to Section 420 I.P.C. is

struck down. Petition to that extent is allowed.

However, it is made clear that if during course of evidence

U/s 246 Cr.P.C., the evidences are being adduced to attract Section

420 I.P.C., then in that circumstance, the learned lower Court will be

at liberty to frame charge in terms of Section 216 of the Cr.P.C.

(Aditya Kumar Trivedi, J)
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