* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Date of decision: February 14, 2020
+ W.P.(CRL) 451/2020 and CRL.M.A. 3380/2020
VIKAS KUMAR @ KESHAV ORS. ….. Petitioners
Through Mr. Ram Ratan Gautam and Mr.
Raj Kumar, Advocates alongwith
petitioners in person
STATE ANR. ….. Respondents
Through Mr. Rajesh Mahajan, Additional
Standing Counsel for the State
with Ms. Jyoti Babbar and Ms.
Shutika Vedi, Advocates with SI
Kiran Pal, P.S.: Jagat Puri
Complainant/Respondent no.2 in
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE BRIJESH SETHI
BRIJESH SETHI, J (oral)
The petitioners have filed the present petition under Section 482 of
the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for quashing of FIR No. 302/2015,
under Sections 498A/406/34 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, registered at
P.S.: Jagat Puri and the proceedings emanating therefrom.
The Investigating Officer, who is present in Court, has identified
the petitioners as well as respondent no.2.
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The petitioners and respondent no.2 have submitted that they have
settled their disputes before the Principal Counsellor, Family Court,
Shahdara District, Karkardooma Courts, Delhi vide Settlement Deed
dated 3rd December, 2019. The parties have already obtained divorce by
mutual consent on 18.12.2019. The settlement amount was Rs.
1,20,000/-, out of which Rs. 60,000/- has been paid to respondent no.2 at
the time of first motion and Rs. 40,000/- has further been paid to
respondent no.2 at the time of second motion and Rs. 20,000/- has been
handed over to respondent no.2 today in the court.
Respondent no.2 reiterates the aforesaid facts and submits that they
have amicably settled their dispute without any pressure or coercion from
any source whatsoever. Respondent no.2 has further submitted that she
has no objection if the FIR is quashed and the petition is allowed.
In view of the above settlement arrived at between the parties, this
Court is of the view that no fruitful purpose would be served in keeping
the parties entangled in the criminal proceedings. Accordingly, in the
interest of justice, FIR No. 302/2015, under Sections 498A/406/34 of the
IPC, registered at P.S.: Jagat Puri and the proceedings emanating
therefrom are quashed.
The petition alongwith pending application is disposed of
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