IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAM
THE HONOURABLE MR. JUSTICE ALEXANDER THOMAS
WEDNESDAY, THE 29TH DAY OF MAY 2019 / 8TH JYAISHTA, 1941
Crl.MC.No. 3376 of 2019
AGAINST THE ORDER/JUDGMENT IN CC 537/2018 of JUDICIAL MAGISTRATE
OF FIRST CLASS ,KUNNAMKULAM
CRIME NO. 2102/2016 OF Kunnamkulam Police Station , Thrissur
AGED 32 YEARS
S/O. VELAYUDHAN, DY. MANAGER AT SBI, MUTHUPARAMBIL
HOUSE, KADANGODE DESOM, VILLAGE AND (P.O),
THALAPPILLY TALUK, THRISSUR DISTRICT, PIN-680584.
BY ADV. SRI.P.K.SAJEEV
1 STATE OF KERALA, REPRESENTED BY PUBLIC PROSCUTOR,
HIGH COURT OF KERALA, ERNAKULAM.
2 ANUSREE SADANANDAN, AGED 27 YEARS
D/O. SADANANDAN, PRUVAZHIPURATH HOUSE, SREEPADAM,
SANKARAPURAM, TEMPLE ROAD, KUNNAMKULAM P.O,
SANKARAPURAM DESOM, CHOWANNUR VILLAGE, THALAPPILLY
TALUK, THRISSUR DISTRICT-680503.
SRI.AMJAD ALI, PUBLIC PROSECUTOR FOR R1,
SRI.P.RAMACHANDRAN FOR R2
THIS CRIMINAL MISC. CASE HAVING COME UP FOR ADMISSION ON
29.05.2019, THE COURT ON THE SAME DAY PASSED THE FOLLOWING:
ALEXANDER THOMAS, J.
Crl.M.C.No. 3376 of 2019
Dated this the 29th day of May, 2019
The petitioner herein is the accused in the impugned Anx. A-2
final report/charge sheet filed in Anx. A-1 FIR in Crime No. 2102/
2016 of Kunnamkulam Police Station, registered for offences
punishable under Sec.498A of the SectionI.P.C., which has led to the
institution of C.C.No. 537/2018 on the file of the Judicial First Class
Magistrate’s Court, Kunnamkulam, based on the complaint of the 2 nd
respondent defacto complainant. It is stated that now the entire
disputes between the petitioner and the 2nd respondent defacto
complainant have been settled amicably and that the 2nd respondent
has sworn to Anx. A-4 affidavit before this Court, wherein it is stated
that she has settled the entire disputes with the petitioner and that
she has no objection for quashment of the impugned criminal
proceedings pending against the petitioner. It is in the light of these
aspects that the petitioner has preferred the instant Crl.M.C. with the
prayer to quash the impugned criminal proceedings against him.
2. In a catena of decisions, the Apex Court has held that, in
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appropriate cases involving even non-compoundable offences, the
High Court can quash prosecution by exercise of the powers under
Sec.482 of the SectionCr.P.C., if the parties have really settled the whole
dispute or if the continuance of the prosecution will not serve any
purpose. Here, this Court finds a real case of settlement between the
parties and it is also found that continuance of the prosecution in
such a situation will not serve any purpose other than wasting the
precious time of the court, when the case ultimately comes before the
court. On a perusal of the petition and on a close scrutiny of the
investigation materials on record and the affidavit of settlement and
taking into account the attendant facts and circumstances of this case,
this Court is of the considered opinion that the legal principles laid
down by the Apex Court in the cases as in SectionGian Singh v. State of
Punjab reported in 2013 (1) SCC (Cri) 160 (2012) 10 SCC 303 and
SectionNarinder Singh and others v. State of Punjab and anr.
reported in (2014) 6 SCC 466, more particularly paragraph 29
thereof, could be applied in this case to consider the prayer for
3. Accordingly, it is ordered in the interest of justice that the
impugned Anx. A-2 final report/charge sheet filed in Anx. A-1 FIR in
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Crime No. 2102/2016 of Kunnamkulam Police Station, which has led
to the institution of C.C.No. 537/2018 on the file of the Judicial First
Class Magistrate’s Court, Kunnamkulam and all further proceedings
arising therefrom pending against the accused will stand quashed.
The petitioner will produce certified copies of this order before
the investigating officer concerned and the competent court below
concerned. The office of the Advocate General will forward copy of
this order to the investigating officer concerned for information.
With these observations and directions, the above Criminal
Miscellaneous Case stands finally disposed of.
sdk+ ALEXANDER THOMAS, JUDGE
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ANNEXURE A1 TRUE COPY OF THE FIRST INFORMATION REPORT IN
CRIME NO.2102/2016 OF KUNNAMKULAM POLICE
STATION, THRISSUR DISTRICT.
ANNEXURE A2 TRUE COPY OF THE FINAL REPORT IN CRIME
NO.2102/2016 OF KUNNAMKULAM POLICE STATION,
ANNEXURE A3 TRUE COPY OF THE COMMON JUDGMENT DATED
12.01.2018 IN OP.1093 OF 2016 AND
M.C.NO.299/2016 OF FAMILY COURT, THRISSUR.
ANNEXURE A4 AFFIDAVIT OF THE 2ND RESPONDENT DATED