C.R.R. 1034 of 2017
In Re: An application under Section 401 read with Section 482 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure.
In the matter of : Sadhu Charan @ Sadhuram Ghosh Ors.
Mr. Amajit De.
…for the Petitioners.
Petitioners have prayed for quashing of proceeding in G.R.92
of 2008 arising out of Barabani Police Station Case No.1 dated
15.1.2008 under Sections 498A/323 of the Indian Penal Code read
with Sections 3 / 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act has been assailed.
It has been argued that the petitioners are in laws of the
opposite party no.2 housewife and there is no allegation against
them in the impugned first information report/charge sheet.
I have perused the impugned first information report. It has
been alleged in the first information report that pursuant to
negotiation, marriage was fixed between one Indrajit Ghosh,
petitioner no. 1 and the opposite party no.2 on 25.2.2003. At that
time, petitioner Nos.1, 2 and 7 came to the residence of the
opposite party and demanded cash of Rs.2,50,000/- and
threatened if the money was not paid, marriage would be
cancelled. As a result, the father of the opposite party no.2 was
compelled to pay the aforesaid amount. After the marriage, it is
alleged that the petitioners along with the husband Indrajit Ghosh
insisted on a further sum of Rs.50,000/- and as the amount could
not be paid, subjected her to mental and physical torture and
drove her away from the matrimonial home. Repeated efforts were
made for negotiations with the petitioners but such efforts did not
yield any result and finally the opposite party no.2 filed the
impugned petition of complaint.
The allegations in the first information report clearly disclose
demands of dowry and torture upon the opposite party no.2
housewife in connection therewith. It has been argued that such
allegations are out and out false and has been falsely implicated in
the instant case.
I am of the opinion that such issues being factual in nature
require to be agitated before the trial Court in the first place.
Hence, I do not wish to interfere with the impugned proceeding. It
shall be open to the petitioner to agitate all these issues at the
appropriate stage of the proceeding in accordance with law, if so
The revision petition is, thus, disposed of.
Urgent photostat certified copy of this order, if applied for,
shall be given to the parties, as expeditiously as possible on
compliance of all necessary formalities.
(Joymalya Bagchi, J.)