IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
Date of decision: 01.05.2019
SATISH PATHANIA … Petitioner
STATE OF PUNJAB AND ANR. …. Respondents
CORAM: HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE HARI PAL VERMA
Present: Mr. Vishal Munjal, Advocate,
for the petitioner.
Mr.Rana Harjasdeep Singh, DAG, Punjab,
for respondent No.1.
Mr. S.K. Chaudhary, Advocate,
for respondent No.2.
HARI PAL VERMA, J.(Oral)
Prayer in this petition filed under Section 482 Cr.P.C. is for
quashing the FIR No.0054 dated 17.07.2018 registered under Sections
498A/Section406 of IPC at Police Station Shahpurkandi, Tehsil and District
Pathankot (Anneuxre P-2) and all subsequent proceedings arising therefrom
including the challan under Section 173 Cr.P.C. dated 24.11.2018 (Annexure
P-3) and the charges framed under Sections 498A and Section406 IPC vide order
dated 11.01.2019 (Annexure P-4).
This Court, vide order dated 12.03.2019, while referring the
matter to the Mediator, had made it clear that the payment of Rs.15,000/- as
litigation expenses to the respondent-wife would be a condition precedent so
as to initiate mediation proceedings.
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Counsel for respondent No.2 has argued that respondent has
appeared before the Mediator, but she has not been paid Rs.15,000/-.
For not having complied the order dated 12.03.2019, the present
petition is dismissed for non-prosecution.
(HARI PAL VERMA)
Whether speaking/reasoned? Yes/No
Whether reportable? Yes/No
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