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IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
CRM-M No. 16222 of 2019
Date of decision : 27.5.2019
State of Haryana and another …….Respondents
CORAM:- HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJ SHEKHAR ATTRI
Present: Mr. Sarfraj Hussain, Advocate, for the petitioner
Mr. Vikas Chopra, DAG, Haryana
Counsel for respondent No.2
RAJ SHEKHAR ATTRI, J.
By invoking Section 482 Code of Criminal Procedure (in short,
“SectionCr.P.C.”), the petitioner has prayed for quashing of FIR No.93 dated
29.11.2016, for offence punishable under Sections 323, Section377, Section498A and Section506
of the Indian Penal Code (in short, “SectionIPC”) registered at Police Station
Women, District Panipat and proceedings emanating therefrom on the basis
of compromise dated 5.1.2019 (Annexure P-2) arrived at between the
In the present case, the FIR was registered on the statement of
Sarveen wife of Saddam, d/o Mamu Deen. Now, dispute between the
parties has been resolved by way of compromise Annexure P-2.
Vide order dated 8.4.2019, the parties were directed to appear
before the trial Court to get their statements recorded with regard to
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genuineness of compromise.
Pursuant thereto, a report has been submitted by Judicial
Magistrate Ist Class, Panipat, wherein it has been reported that statements of
the parties have been recorded and they have voluntarily compromised the
matter without any coercion or undue influence.
Counsel for the State and respondent No. 2 have not disputed
that the parties i.e. petitioner and respondent No.2 have arrived at a
settlement with an intent to give burial to their differences.
Perusal of allegations in the FIR reveals that the present case
squarely falls in the category of cases that can be quashed by the High
Court, in exercise of its inherent power under Section 482 Cr.P.C. Keeping
in view authoritative enunciation of law laid down by Hon’ble the Supreme
Court in ‘SectionGian Singh v. State of Punjab and another’, 2012 (4) R.C.R.
(Criminal) 543 and in the light of facts and circumstances discussed
hereinbefore, this Court is of the considered opinion that continuation of
criminal proceedings would amount to abuse of process of law and it is
expedient in the interest of justice that the same are put to an end.
For the foregoing reasons, the petition is allowed, FIR No.93
dated 29.11.2016, for offence punishable under Sections 323, Section377, Section498A
and Section506 of the IPC, registered at Police Station Women, District Panipat and
proceedings emanating therefrom stand quashed qua the petitioner.
(RAJ SHEKHAR ATTRI)
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