25 lakhs moolah after 498a 506 package!!

25 lakhs moolah after 498a 506 package!!

 

Case quashed when money exchanged. Happens day in and day out all over India and still men keep telling me that marriage is a safe bet!!

“….2) I say that I had filed one FIR against my husband, namely, Vishal Mukeshbhai Parekh and others on 18/04/2014 for the offences punishable u/s.498(A), 504, 506(1) of the IPC and u/s.3 & 7 of the Dowry Prohibition Act….”

“…..4) I say that as per the terms and conditions of the said settlement/ customary divorce agreement, I have agreed to settle all the disputes permanently with applicant no.1 (husband) and his entire family, on payment of Rs.25,00,000/­ (rupees twenty lakhs only) and it is also agreed that the aforesaid amount would be towards full and final settlement between the parties i.e. permanent alimony, maintenance, divorce by mutual consent etc, as elaborately stated in the said agreement dated 25/02/15….”

…and so ends a marriage, when MOOLAH is exchanged!!

 

IN THE HIGH COURT OF GUJARAT AT AHMEDABAD

CRIMINAL MISC.APPLICATION (FOR QUASHING & SET ASIDE FIR/ORDER) NO. 5987 of 2015

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VISHAL MUKESHBHAI PAREKH & 4….Applicant(s)

Versus

STATE OF GUJARAT & 1….Respondent(s)

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Appearance:

MR RAJESH K KANANI, ADVOCATE for the Applicant(s) No. 1 – 5

MS REETA CHANDARANA, APP for the Respondent(s) No. 1

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CORAM: HONOURABLE MR.JUSTICE J.B.PARDIWALA

Date : 27/03/2015

ORAL ORDER

  1. Rule returnable forthwith. Ms. Chandarana, the learned APP waives service of notice of rule for and on behalf of the respondent No.1­ State of Gujarat. Mr. Bhavesh L. Hajare, the learned advocate has entered appearance on behalf of the respondent No.2­ original first informant and waives service of notice of rule.
  1. By this application, the applicants­ original accused seeks to invoke the inherent powers of this court under Section­482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 for quashing of the F.I.R. being C.R. No.I­ 128 of 2014 filed before the Naranpura Police Station, District­ Ahmedabad for the offence punishable under Sections­498A, 504, 506(1) of the I.P.C. and Sections­3 and 7 of Dowry Prohibition Act, which culminated in Criminal Case No.4633 of 2014 pending in the Court of the learned Judicial Magistrate First Class, Ahmedabad (Rural).
  1. Today, when the matter is taken up for hearing, it is jointly submitted by the learned advocates appearing for the respective parties that the parties have amicably settled the dispute. The quashing of the FIR is prayed for with the consent of the respondent no.2­ the first informant. The respondent no.2 viz.Aktaben W/o. Vishal Parekh is personally present in the Court and she is being identified by her learned advocate Mr. Hajare. She has also filed an affidavit inter­alia stating as under:­

“1) I say that I have been read over and explained the contents of the application for quashing, alongwith the annexures and I am aware about the facts of the case. I am filing the present affidavit in reply in support of the application and to bring certain facts to the notice of this Hon’ble Court and for the purpose of getting the complaint/ case filed by me, quashed by this Hon’ble Court.

2) I say that I had filed one FIR against my husband, namely, Vishal Mukeshbhai Parekh and others on 18/04/2014 for the offences punishable u/s.498(A), 504, 506(1) of the IPC and u/s.3 & 7 of the Dowry Prohibition Act at Naranpura Police Station, being numbered as CR NO.I­128/14 and on completion of investigation, the charge­sheet was filed and the same is numbered as Criminal Case No.4633/14, which is pending in the court of Ld. JMFC, Ahmedabad (Rural).

3) I say that thereafter the matter is amicably settled between the parties in the presence of family members, relatives and frineds and a settlement/ customary divorce agreement dated 25/02/2015 is also executed between the parties on non­judicial stamp papers of Rs.100, signed by the parties in the presence of witnesses and a notary. I confirm having fully understood & agreed to the terms of the settlement and I say that I have voluntarily signed and executed the said settlement/ customary divorce agreement dated 25/02/2015.

4) I say that as per the terms and conditions of the said settlement/ customary divorce agreement, I have agreed to settle all the disputes permanently with applicant no.1 (husband) and his entire family, on payment of Rs.25,00,000/­ (rupees twenty lakhs only) and it is also agreed that the aforesaid amount would be towards full and final settlement between the parties i.e. permanent alimony, maintenance, divorce by mutual consent etc, as elaborately stated in the said agreement dated 25/02/15. it is also submitted that I have already withdrawn all the cases/ proceedings filed by me against the applicants/in­laws, in all the courts/ police stations forthwith. It is also agreed that the amount agreed as aforesaid would be payable stage wise, as narrated in the settlement agreement.

5) I say that have received Rs.15,00,000/­ )rupees fifteen lakhs only) immediately on signing of the settlement agreement itself, vide DD no.431610, dated 24/02/15 drawn on Kotak Mahindra bank Ltd., Dr. Yagnik Road, Rajkot. That amount of the said DD is already credited to my account.

6) I say that I have already withdrawn the proceedings filed by me under the provisions of Domestic Violence Act, 2005, pending in Ld. Metropolitan Magistrate Court No.2 at Ahmedabad and application for maintenance being filed u/s.125 of Cr.P.C. in the Court of Ld. Family Court Judge, Ahmedabad. I would never claim any amount towards the maintenance or alimony as I have agreed to accept the amount as stated in settlement agreement, towards full and final settlement.

7) I say that I have also filed H.M.P. No.358/15 to obtain the decree of divorce by mutual consent in the Family Court at Ahmedabad, the contents of which are true and correct.

8) I say that the matter is amicably settled between the parties, an agreement for settlement is executed, the parties have also acted upon and performed their part, amount as agreed is being paid and private cases are already disposed and in this background of peculiar facts, the present quashing application is required to be allowed, in the interest of justice.

9) I say that I have no objection if the complaint filed by me and the criminal case arising out of the same is quashed by this Hon’ble Court by allowing this quashing application as the disputes are permanently settled.

10) I say and confirm that the contents of the quashing application as well as this reply are true and correct.

11) I say that I am filing this affidavit­in­reply in support of the quashing application, out of my free will and volition, without any force, fraud collusion or coercion.”

The affidavit is ordered to be taken on record.

  1. Taking into consideration the fact that the dispute between the parties has been amicably settled, no useful purpose would now be served to allow the criminal case to proceed http://evinayak.tumblr.com https://vinayak.wordpress.com http://fromvinayak.blogspot.com
  1. In the result, this application is allowed. The further proceeding of Criminal Case No.4633 of 2014 pending in the Court of the learned Judicial Magistrate First Class, Ahmedabad (Rural) arising from the C.R. No.I­128 of 2014 filed before the Naranpura Police Station, District­ Ahmedabad are ordered to be quashed. Consequently, all further proceedings pursuant to the FIR shall stand terminated.

The Registry shall accept the vakalatnama of Mr. Bhavesh L. Hajare, the learned advocate who has entered appearance on behalf of the respondent no.2.

Rule is made absolute. Direct service is permitted.

(J.B.PARDIWALA, J.)

Aruna

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