* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 17.08.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 4150/2018
RASHID HUSSAIN ORS. ….. Petitioners
THE STATE (GOVT. OF NCT DELHI) ANR.
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioners : Mr. Rashid Hussain with Mr. Javed
Hussain, Advocates with petitioners
For the Respondent: Ms. Neelam Sharma, APP for the
SI Jitender, PS Welcome.
Mr. Anuj Tomar, Advocate for
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
Exemption is allowed subject to all just exceptions.
CRL. M.C. 4150/2018
1. The petitioners seek quashing of FIR No.276/2013 under Sections
498A/406/34 IPC and Section 4 Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, Police
Station Welcome Colony.
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2. The subject FIR emanates out of matrimonial discord. Petitioner
No.1 is the husband of respondent No.2. Petitioner Nos.2 and 3 are the
father-in-law and mother-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner
Nos.4, 6 and 7 are the brother-in-law of the respondent No.2. Petitioner
No.5 is the wife of the petitioner No.4.
3. Learned counsel for the petitioners submits that the disputes
between the parties have been settled and a settlement agreement dated
24.04.2018 has been executed between the parties. The parties have
already divorced on 30.07.2018 as per Muslim Law.
4. The respondent No.2 was to be paid a total sum of Rs.14,00,000/-
in full and final settlement of all her claims. A sum of Rs.9,00,000/- has
already been paid. The balance sum of Rs.5,00,000/- has been paid to
the respondent No.2 by way of following Demand Drafts:-
(i) Demand Draft No.810239 dated 23.07.2018 drawn on
Syndicate Bank for Rs.2,00,000/-;
(ii) Demand Draft No.775924 dated 03.08.2018 drawn on
Bank of Baroda for Rs.1,00,000/-;
(iii) Demand Draft No.811608 dated 04.08.2018 drawn on
Allahabad Bank for Rs.1,00,000/- and
(iv) Demand Draft No.775922 dated 01.08.2018 drawn on
Bank of Baroda for Rs.1,00,000/-
5. As per the settlement, the permanent custody of the children is
with the respondent No.2. The petitioner, who is present in Court in
person, undertakes that he shall not claim any rights contrary to the
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settlement terms. The undertaking is accepted.
6. The respondent No.2 is present in person, represented by counsel
and is identified by the Investigating Officer. She submits that she has
settled her disputes with the petitioners and does not wish to press
charges against the petitioners and prosecute the complaint any further.
7. In view of the fact that the proceedings emanate out of a
matrimonial discord and the parties have fully and finally settled their
disputes and the respondent No.2 has stated that she does not wish to
press the complaint any further and the fact that the parties had already
divorced on 30.07.2018 as per Muslim Law, 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 therefrom.
8. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No.276/2013
under Sections 498A/406/34 IPC and Section 4 Dowry Prohibition Act,
1961, Police Station Welcome Colony and the consequent proceedings
emanating there from are quashed.
9. Order Dasti under the signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
AUGUST 17, 2018/st
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