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Smt Laxmi vs State on 19 February, 2020

HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE FOR RAJASTHAN AT
JODHPUR
S.B. Criminal Misc(Pet.) No. 742/2020

Smt Laxmi D/o Gopal Das W/o Amresh, Aged About 30 Years,
Subhash Basti, Hanuman Chowk, Bali, District Pali. At Present
Thanthera Brtan Bazar, Near Bheru Ji Temple, Bikaner
(Rajasthan).

—-Petitioner
Versus

1. State, Through P.p.

2. The Superintendent Of Police, Pali.

3. The Police Station Bali, District Pali.

—-Respondents

For Petitioner(s) : Mr.Brijesh Pareek.
For Respondent(s) : Ms.Rajlaxmi, P.P.

HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE SANDEEP MEHTA

Judgment / Order

19/02/2020

Heard learned counsel the petitioner and the learned P.P.

Perused the material on record.

The instant miscellaneous petition has been filed by the
petitioner seeking direction for conducting fair investigation in
F.I.R. No.206/2019 registered at Police Station Bali, District Pali.

The petitioner filed an F.I.R. No. 206/2019 at the Police
Station Bali, District Pali against the accused person named in the
F.I.R. for the offences under Sections 498A and 323 I.P.C.
According to the learned counsel for the petitioner, the police
authorities have not taken any action against the accused person
and thus appropriate direction be given for fair investigation of the
F.I.R.

This Court is of the opinion that in view of the observations
made and directions given by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the case
of Sakiri Vasu Vs. State of U.P., AIR 2008 SC 907, no person

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can be encouraged to directly approach this Court for seeking
direction of fair investigation. If any person is aggrieved of lack of
action by the police as regards the FIR which has been filed
by/against him/her, the appropriate course of action for the
aggrieved person is to first approach the Magistrate having
jurisdiction, who can call for the report from the investigating
officer and also instruct the investigating officer to investigate the
matter fairly. If the petitioner is aggrieved by any inaction of the
police, then he should move to the appropriate Court in
accordance with the directions issued by the Apex Court in the
aforesaid judgment. The trial court would be empowered to call for
the report from the I.O. and issue appropriate direction for fair
investigation in consonance with the view expressed by the
Hon’ble Apex Court.

With the aforesaid observations, the miscellaneous petition

and the stay petition are disposed of.

(SANDEEP MEHTA),J

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