* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
% Judgment delivered on: 30.07.2018
+ CRL.M.C. 3756/2018 Crl. M.A. 28820/2018
RAVI SHARMA ….. Petitioner
STATE ANR ….. Respondents
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner : Mr. P.N. Sharma Mr. Tanuj Sharma, Advocate .
For the Respondent: Mr. Raghuvinder Verma, Addl. PP for
the State with SI Ramesh Kumar
HON’BLE MR JUSTICE SANJEEV SACHDEVA
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J. (ORAL)
1. The petitioner seeks quashing of FIR No. 496 of 2016 under
Sections 506/509/498A/323/34 of the IPC read with Section 4 of Dowry
Prohibition Act Police Station Sultan Puri, New Delhi, based on a
settlement. It is contended that the FIR was lodged consequent to a
2. Learned counsels for the parties submit that the parties have settled
their disputes and reconciled their differences. Petitioner no. 1 and
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respondent no. 2/complainant have started residing together amicably.
3. Respondent no. 2 who is present in court in person and is identified
by the Investigating Officer. She confirms that she is living together with
the petitioner happily and has no complaint against the petitioner.
Respondent no. 2 further 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.
4. 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 and they have started living together, 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
5. In view of the above, the petition is allowed. FIR No. 496 of 2016
under Sections 506/509/498A/323/34 of the IPC read with Section 4 of
Dowry Prohibition Act Police Station Sultan Puri, New Delhi and the
consequent proceedings emanating there from are, accordingly quashed.
6. Order Dasti under signatures of the Court Master.
SANJEEV SACHDEVA, J
JULY 30, 2018
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