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In India, getting married is like joining the Mafia. you can only Join but Mafia groups, but u cant leave them !!!

In India, getting married is like joining the Mafia. The rule with mafia is that you can only Join but Mafia groups cant leave them !!! If you tried to leave, you OR your close ones would be killed, tortured, maimed… Many do NOT understand this, but every single day there are 100s and 1000s who try to leave and get tortured OR their relatives are tortured, arrested etc……. here is one more case….
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* She left years ago while she was pregnant
* He pleaded her to come back
* She did not, never allowed to meet the child
* He filed for divorce after 5 years of their separation with no sign of her coming back
* She retorted with a #498A and got his family arrested
* His younger sister was arrested too and remained behind bars for 5 days
* Since then she’s been under depression.
* Was thrown out of the job.
* Now the family is being pressurised to give 20 Lacs for compromise. Moolah to soothe the alleged crime !!!
* He wants me to speak to his sister and take her out of the depression. I don’t know if I will be able to but I know she’s a ‘woman’ too

#498a #every_day_498a

shared from the timeline of Deepika Narayan Bhardwaj

Wife’s second 498a fails as courts dismiss her case !! Australian Husband and Indian #498a !

2nd dowry complaint filed after 1st compromised &acquitted. All courts incl HC dismiss 2nd complaint!

A woman files a 498a etc on her husband. Husband returns from Australia and at that trial she turns hostile (probably there is a compromise ) !! Then once again she files a second 498a on the same husband on same grounds. All courts dismisse the second case as the accused have already been tried and acquitted !! Wife goes on appeal upto P & H HC who also dismiss her application !!

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In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh

Crl. Misc. No. M-11357 of 2016 (O&M)

Date of Decision: 08.7.2016

Davinder Kaur                                                                   ……Petitioner

Versus

Nishan Singh and others                                                    ….Respondents

CORAM: HON’BLE MRS. JUSTICE ANITA CHAUDHRY

Present:        Mr. B.S.Jatana, Advocate for the petitioner.


ANITA CHAUDHRY, J(ORAL)

CRM-19880-2016

Heard.

Application is allowed and Annexures P-11 to P-15 are taken on record.

CRM-M-11357-2016

This petition has been filed under Section 482 Cr.P.C. for setting aside the order dated 3.7.2014 passed by SDJM, Sardulgarh vide which the complaint filed by the petitioner under Section 498-A, 406, 34 IPC was dismissed. The order was maintained and the revision filed by the petitioner was dismissed. Aggrieved by both the orders, the complainant has filed this petition. She has also assailed the order dated 17.12.2015 vide which the application for additional evidence had been dismissed.

The backdrop of the case is necessary. The petitioner was married to respondent No. 1 on 3.4.2005. A child was born to them.

Disputes arose between the couple. Allegations were levelled that the husband and his family were greedy and were not satisfied with the dowry and started making demands. It was urged that on 18.9.2007 demand of ` 5,00,000/- was made on the pretext that Nishan Singh was to go to Australia. When the complainant expressed her inability she was beaten up and an attempt was made to set her ablaze by sprinkling kerosene oil. She immediately informed her father telephonically. FIR No. 129 dated 22.11.2009 was registered under Section 498-A, 406 IPC at P.S. Sardulgarh. During the pendency of the case Nishan Singh went to Australia. He returned to India in March 2009. Challan was presented and the trial commenced. The complainant did not support the prosecution story at the trial and turned hostile. The trial ended in acquittal.

Later a complaint on the same allegations was filed against Nishan Singh, his mother and Balwinder Singh. The allegations levelled in the FIR were reiterated. The trial Court recorded preliminary evidence and refused to summon the accused and dismissed the complaint on 3.7.2014. Aggrieved with the order a revision was filed. An application under Section 391 Cr.P.C. was also filed for placing some additional material namely copy of the petition, copy of the judgment in the petition filed under Section 13 of Hindu Marriage Act and the order passed in the complaint filed under the Domestic Violence Act.

Copy of the FIR No. 55 dated 1.4.2010 P.S. City Dhuri registered under Section 420, 465, 467, 468, 471, 120-B IPC is available on record. The Revisional Court dismissed the application as well as the revision. The Revisional Court elaborately dealt with the evidence in para 8 of its judgment. It was also noted that there were no details as to the dowry articles that were given and no proof regarding purchase of the articles had been given and once the accused had faced the trial and were acquitted they could not be summoned to face the trial on similar grounds.

Counsel for the petitioner counsel refers to ‘Smt. Rashmi Kumar vesus Mahesh Kumar Bhada 1999(2) R.C.R. (Criminal) 43’ and urges that after the compromise same demands and harassment started and therefore the complaint had to be filed and at the preliminary stage the Court was only to see whether prima facie case was made out for proceeding further and there was ample material before the Court and they should have acted on the evidence that was led before it.

The petitioner had placed on record the FIR that was registered in 2007 as well as the statements made by the complainant.

A perusal of the complaint shows that the complainant had made the same allegations in the FIR in 2007 and the accused were acquitted as the complainant failed to support her own version. Both the Courts below had noted that there was no details to support her contention that any dowry was given.

I find no infirmity in the findings recorded by the Courts below. Petition is dismissed.

(ANITA CHAUDHRY) JUDGE

July 08, 2016

Gurpreet

In laws ready to gift a crore worth bungalow NOT people who demanded dowry !! Fake 498A busted !

A husband who took her on pleasure trips, In-laws who were ready to gift her a bungalow worth crore, are NOT the people could have have demanded dowry !! Major inconsistencies in FAKE 498a case brought out and husband & family acquitted #fake_498a #fake_dowry

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Pay & quash. ALSO guarantee secrecy so that all sh!t will be under wraps !!

Taking money to quash a 498a 406 case itself leads to a suspicion, that the woman was NOT serious about punishment but just wanted money, and used the police / IPC as a convenient tool !

Now, IF you add a secrecy clause to the quash Judgement, that leads to further suspicion that the woman is planning her second attack !!!

So, in this case, Not only is the man paying to quash, now a clause has been added to stop the flow of information !! for example , this quash says “…..It is also agreed that the parties shall not use, circulate or publicize any evidence or marriage photographs, CDs etc. against the others, which is in their possession which is to the detriment to the other and shall destroy them. It is also agreed that the parties shall not contact each other’s relatives, friends and colleagues of the other side in any manner whatsoever. It is also agreed that the parties shall not create any encumbrances which shall be detrimental to the other. …..” !!


IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
CRL.M.C. 391/2016

Date of Decision: May 10th, 2016

JITENDER KUMAR & ORS ….. Petitioner
Through: Mr. Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Advocate.

versus

STATE (NCT OF DELHI) & ORS ….. Respondent
Through: Mr. M.P. Singh, Additional Public Prosecutor for the State with Sub- Inspector Umed Singh, Police Station Mianwali Nagar, Delhi and Sub-Inspector Raman Pratap, Police Station CWS, Nanakpura.

CORAM:
HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE P.S.TEJI

P.S.TEJI, J.

 

  1. The present petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C. has been filed by the petitioner, namely, Smt. Jitender Kumar, Sh. Mahavir Singh, Smt. Laxmi, Sh. Narender Kumar and Ms. Pooja for quashing of FIR No.88/2008 dated 19.11.2008, under Sections 498A/406/34 IPC registered at Police Station C.W.C. Nanak Puri on the basis of mediation report in Delhi Mediation Centre, Tis Hazari Courts in view of the settlement arrived at between petitioner no.1 and respondent no.2, Smt. Poornima @ Sonia on 24.03.2014.
  2. Learned Additional Public Prosecutor for respondent-State submitted that the respondent No.2, present in the Court has been identified to be the complainant/first-informant in the FIR in question by SI Umedh Singh.
  3. The factual matrix of the present case is that the marriage between petitioner no.1 and the respondent no.2 was solemnized on 23.04.2008. The family of the husband of the complainant was not satisfied with the dowry. All of the complainant’s jewellery was taken away by her mother-in-law including Rs. 24,000/- cash. The husband of the complainant along with his other family members used to beat and abuse the complainant on several occasions. They also used to humiliate the complainant and her father on the demand of Rs.15 Lakhs at various instances. The respondent no.2/complainant lodged a complaint which resulted into the registration of the FIR in question against the petitioners. Subsequently, on 24.03.2014, during the pendency of the proceedings of Section 12 of D.V. Act instituted by the petitioner against the respondent no.2, the matter was amicably settled between the petitioner no.1 and respondent no.2.
  4. Respondent No.2, present in the Court, submitted that the dispute between the parties has been amicably resolved. As per the mediation report, it is agreed that the parties shall take divorce by way of mutual consent. It is agreed that the petitioner no.1 shall pay the total settlement amount of Rs. 6 Lacs towards as her past, present and future maintenance and permanent alimony and any other legal claims. It is also agreed petitioner no.1 shall pay Rs. 2 Lacs at the time of quashing of the FIR in question. It is agreed that petitioner no.1 has already handed over a DD bearing no. 000614 drawn on PMC Bank for a sum of Rs. 1 Lac to respondent no.2. It is also agreed that the first motion petition shall be filed on or before 21.04.2014 and the second motion petition for divorce by mutual consent shall be filed after six months of the allowing of the first motion petition and within two months thereafter. It is also agreed that petitioner no.1 shall withdraw his petition for divorce on the ground of cruelty which is pending before concerned Family Court, west, THC, Delhi on the 05.04.2014. It is also agreed that respondent no.2 shall withdraw the petition under Section 12 of D.V. Act and her petition under Section 125 Cr.P.C. pending before concerned Family Court, West, THC, Delhi on 05.04.2014. It is also agreed that respondent no.2 shall withdraw the executions filed by her before concerned Family Court, West, THC, Delhi on their next dates of hearing i.e. 02.04.2014 and 16.04.2014 respectively. It is also agreed that both parties shall approach this Court for quashing of the FIR in question within the one month from the date of grant of decree of divorce and that respondent no.2 shall cooperate with petitioner no.1 and his family members. It is also agreed that after the decree of annulment is passed, respondent no.2 shall not have any right, title or interest in the property of petitioner no.1 or his ancestors. It is also agreed that the parties shall not retract from their respective statements failing which they shall make themselves liable for legal action as per law. It is also agreed that the parties shall not use, circulate or publicize any evidence or marriage photographs, CDs etc. against the others, which is in their possession which is to the detriment to the other and shall destroy them. It is also agreed that the parties shall not contact each other’s relatives, friends and colleagues of the other side in any manner whatsoever. It is also agreed that the parties shall not create any encumbrances which shall be detrimental to the other. It is also agreed that the parties shall not give any effect to the complaint, if any already filed and shall not file any complaint against the other in future in respect of the marriage between them subject to the conditions of the settlement being fulfilled. It is also agreed that the parties shall not interfere in the future in each other’s lives and that they shall not visit the workplace or residence of each other. It is also agreed that the parties shall not try to contact each other except through their lawyers and As per the convenience of the lawyers they can have a meeting in the chamber of lawyers in order to give effect to this settlement and bring the litigation to an end. It is also agreed that the parties shall not use the evidence, if any in their possession against the other party before any authority. It is also agreed that the parties shall appear before the Court to abide by the terms of and conditions set out in the agreement and not to dispute the same herein after in future. It is also agreed that the parties shall not make any claim of any nature against each other in respect of the present dispute. It is agreed that the parties shall appear before the Court of Ld. MM (Mahila Court)-02, West, THC, Delhi on 02.04.2014 and on subsequent dates As well as before the Court of Ms. Reena Singh Nag, Ld. Judge, Family Courts, West THC, Delhi on 05.04.2014 and on subsequent dates as well as this Court for quashing of the FIR in question to abide by the terms set out in this settlement. Respondent No.2 affirmed the contents of the aforesaid settlement and of her affidavit dated 07.12.2015 supporting this petition. In the affidavit, the respondent no.2 has stated that she has no objection if the FIR in question is quashed. All the disputes and differences have been resolved through mutual consent. Now no dispute with petitioners survives and so, the proceedings arising out of the FIR in question be brought to an end. Statement of the respondent no.2 has been recorded in this regard in which she stated that she has entered into a compromise with the petitioners and has settled all the disputes with them. She further stated that she has no objection if the FIR in question is quashed.
  5. In Gian Singh v. State of Punjab (2012) 10 SCC 303 Apex Court has recognized the need of amicable resolution of disputes in cases like the instant one, by observing as under:-
    • “61. In other words, the High Court must consider whether it would be unfair or contrary to the interest of justice to continue with the criminal proceedings or continuation of criminal proceedings would tantamount to abuse of process of law despite settlement and compromise between the victim and the wrongdoer and whether to secure the ends of justice, it is appropriate that criminal case is put to an end and if the answer to the above question(s) is in the affirmative, the High Court shall be well within its jurisdiction to quash the criminal proceedings.”
  6. The aforesaid dictum stands reiterated by the Apex Court in a recent judgment in Narinder Singh v. State of Punjab (2014) 6 SCC 466. The relevant observations of the Apex Court in Narinder Singh (Supra) are as under:-
    • “29. In view of the aforesaid discussion, we sum up and lay down the following principles by which the High Court would be guided in giving adequate treatment to the settlement between the parties and exercising its power under Section 482 of the Code while accepting the settlement and quashing the proceedings or refusing to accept the settlement with direction to continue with the criminal proceedings.
    • 29.1 Power conferred under Section 482 of the Code is to be distinguished from the power which lies in the Court to compound the offences under Section 320 of the Code. No doubt, under Section 482 of the Code, the High Court has inherent power to quash the criminal proceedings even in those cases which are not compoundable, where the parties have settled the matter between themselves. However, this power is to be exercised sparingly and with caution. 29.2. When the parties have reached the settlement and on that basis petition for quashing the criminal proceedings is filed, the guiding factor in such cases would be to secure:
      • (i) ends of justice, or
      • (ii) to prevent abuse of the process of any court. While exercising the power the High Court is to form an opinion on either of the aforesaid two objectives.
    • 29.3. Such a power is not to be exercised in those prosecutions which involve heinous and serious offences of mental depravity or offences like murder, rape, dacoity, etc. Such offences are not private in nature and have a serious impact on society. Similarly, for the offences alleged to have been committed under special statute like the Prevention of Corruption Act or the offences committed by public servants while working in that capacity are not to be quashed merely on the basis of compromise between the victim and the offender.\
    • 29.4. On the other hand, those criminal cases having overwhelmingly and predominantly civil character, particularly those arising out of commercial transactions or arising out of matrimonial relationship or family disputes should be quashed when the parties have resolved their entire disputes among themselves.
  7. The inherent powers of the High Court ought to be exercised to prevent the abuse of process of law and to secure the ends of justice. The respondent no.2 agreed to the quashing of the FIR in question without any threat or coercion or undue influence and has stated that the matter has been settled out of her own free will. As the matter has been settled and compromised amicably, so, there would be an extraordinary delay in the process of law if the legal proceedings between the parties are carried on. So, this Court is of the considered opinion that this is a fit case to invoke the jurisdiction under Section 482 Cr.P.C. to prevent the abuse of process of law and to secure the ends of justice.
  8. The incorporation of inherent power under Section 482 Cr.P.C. is meant to deal with the situation in the absence of express provision of law to secure the ends of justice such as, where the process is abused or misused; where the ends of justice cannot be secured; where the process of law is used for unjust or unlawful object; to avoid the causing of harassment to any person by using the provision of Cr.P.C. or to avoid the delay of the legal process in the delivery of justice. Whereas, the inherent power is not to be exercised to circumvent the express provisions of law.
  9. It is settled law that the inherent power of the High Court under Section 482 Cr.P.C. should be used sparingly. The Hon’ble Apex Court in the case of State of Maharashtra through CBI v. Vikram Anatrai Doshi and Ors. MANU/SC/0842/2014 and in the case of Inder Singh Goswami v. State of Uttaranchal MANU/SC/0808/2009 has observed that powers under Section 482 Cr.P.C. must be exercised sparingly, carefully and with great caution. Only when the Court comes to the conclusion that there would be manifest injustice or there would be abuse of the process of the Court if such power is not exercised, Court would quash the proceedings.
  10. It is a well settled law that where the High Court is convinced that the offences are entirely personal in nature and therefore do not affect public peace or tranquility and where it feels that quashing of such proceedings on account of compromise would bring about peace and would secure ends of justice, it should not hesitate to quash them. In such cases, pursuing prosecution would be waste of time and energy. Non-compoundable offences are basically an obstruction in entering into compromise. In certain cases, the main offence is compoundable but the connected offences are not. In the case of B.S. Joshi and others v. State of Haryana and another 2003 (4) SCC 675 the Hon’ble Apex Court observed that even though the provisions of Section 320 Cr.P.C. would not apply to such offences which are not compoundable, it did not limit or affect the powers under Section 482 Cr.P.C. The Hon’ble Apex Court laid down that if for the purpose of securing the ends of justice, quashing of FIR becomes necessary, section 320 Cr.P.C. would not be a bar to the exercise of power of quashing. In the nutshell, the Hon’ble Apex Court justified the exercise of powers under Section 482 Cr.P.C. to quash the proceedings to secure the ends of justice in view of the special facts and circumstances of the case, even where the offences were non- compoundable. In the light of the aforesaid, this Court is of the view that notwithstanding the fact the offence under Section 498A IPC is a non- compoundable offence, there should be no impediment in quashing the FIR under this section, if the Court is otherwise satisfied that the facts and circumstances of the case so warrant.
  11. The Courts in India are now normally taking the view that endeavour should be taken to promote conciliation and secure speedy settlement of disputes relating to marriage and family affairs such as, matrimonial disputes between the couple or/and between the wife and her in-laws. India being a vast country naturally has large number of married persons resulting into high numbers of matrimonial disputes due to differences in temperament, life-styles, opinions, thoughts etc. between such couples, due to which majority is coming to the Court to get redressal. In its 59th report, the Law Commission of India had emphasized that while dealing with disputes concerning the family, the Court ought to adopt an approach radically different from that adopted in ordinary civil proceedings and that it should make reasonable efforts at settlement before the commencement of the trial. Further it is also the constitutional mandate for speedy disposal of such disputes and to grant quick justice to the litigants. But, our Courts are already overburdened due to pendency of large number of cases because of which it becomes difficult for speedy disposal of matrimonial disputes alone. As the matrimonial disputes are mainly between the husband and the wife and personal matters are involved in such disputes, so, it requires conciliatory procedure to bring a settlement between them. Nowadays, mediation has played a very important role in settling the disputes, especially, matrimonial disputes and has yielded good results. The Court must exercise its inherent power under Section 482 Cr.P.C. to put an end to the matrimonial litigations at the earliest so that the parties can live peacefully.
  12. Since the subject matter of this FIR is essentially matrimonial, which now stands mutually and amicably settled between the parties, therefore, continuance of proceedings arising out of the FIR in question would be an exercise in futility and is a fit case for this Court to exercise its inherent jurisdiction.
  13. In the facts and circumstances of this case, in view of statement made by the respondent no.2 and the compromise arrived at between the parties, the FIR in question warrants to be put to an end and proceedings emanating thereupon need to be quashed.
  14. Accordingly, this petition is allowed and FIR No.88/2008 dated 19.11.2008, under Sections 498A/406/34 IPC registered at Police Station C.W.C. Nanak Puri and the proceedings emanating therefrom are quashed against the petitioners.
  15. This petition is accordingly disposed of.

 

(P.S.TEJI) JUDGE MAY 10, 2016 dd

False 498a on 13 people with vengeance after divorce & recovery of dower. accused wait 7 years for justice ! Jarkhand HC

After accepting dower amount & getting back all utensils as demanded, wife files a complaint case, with Dowry etc allegation of period prior to filing of petition for recovery of dower !! She does so on 13 people including the husband and his family members !! The lower (magistrate) court also takes cognizance !!

So husband and party approach the HC. The Honourable HC concludes “… I find from the materials available on record that this complaint case has been filed with vengeance against the petitioners after recovery of the Dower amount and articles through a competent court….” and “the entire criminal proceeding in connection with C. P. Case No. 1397 of 2008 are, hereby, quashed..” !!

This is the sad fate in India where Cognizance is taken by lower courts, and a false 498a case, that too on 13 people of husband’s family and they are made to run around for approx 7 years to get justice !! (2009 to 2016 )


IN THE HIGH COURT OF JHARKHAND AT RANCHI
Cr.M.P. No. 336 of 2009

1.Md. Sayeed Anwar son of Hamid Ansari @ Abdul Hamid Ansari
2. Aziz Ansari s/o late Majid Ansari
3. Hamid @ Abdul Hamid Ansari s/o Majid Ansari
4. Munni @ Munni Khatoon w/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
5. Sajid @ Sajid Anwar @ Babu s/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
6. Zakir Hussain @ Zakir Anwar @ Lala s/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
7. Rayees Ansari @ Rayesh Anwar s/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
8. Ruby Naaz@ Rubi Naz d/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
9. Guria Praveen @ Guria d/o Abdul Hamid Ansari
10. Soni w/o Imtiyaz Ansari
11. Ashraf Ansari s/o Samsul Ansari
12. Md. Imtiyaz Ansari s/o Khalil Ansari
13. Anjum Ara @ Anjum w/o Ashraf Ansari, all r/o village Chatabad, Bhandaridih
P.S Katras Dist. Dhanbad .……………… Petitioners

Versus
1. State of Jharkhand
2. Hamida Khatoon @ Guriya Arshi d/o Md. Jasim Ansari and w/o Md. Sayeed
Anwar r/o village Rahmatganj, Pandarpala, P.S Bankmore (Bhuli O.P.) Dist.
Dhanbad ………………. Opp. Parties


CORAM: HON’BLE MR. JUSTICE RAVI NATH VERMA

For the Petitioners : M/sr. Gautam Kumar & Birat Kumar, Advocates
For the State : Mr. S.K. Srivastava, APP.
For the O.P No. 2 : Mr. M.K, Laik, Sr. Advocate, Mrs. Leena Mukherjee, Advocate


CAV on- 11.09.2015
Pronounced on 11/05/2016

  1. Invoking the inherent power of this Court under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (in short ” the Code”), the petitioners 13 in number have prayed for quashing of the entire criminal proceeding including the order taking cognizance dated 02.02.2009 passed by learned Judicial Magistrate, Dhanbad in C.P. Case No. 1397 of 2008.
  2. The prosecution case, which is relevant for the proper adjudication of the issue involved in this case, in short is that, at the instance of the complainant-Hamid Khatoon @ Guriya Arshi, the aforesaid complaint case was filed against the petitioners with the allegation that her marriage was solemnized with petitioner no.1, Md. Sayeed Anwar on 22.11.2005 and after the marriage, she remained in her Sasural for a month but, thereafter her husband and other in-laws started demanding dowry and due to non-fulfillment of their, she was subjected to physical and mental torture. On 30.04.2008, the petitioners tried to set her on fire by sprinkling kerosene oil, however, she could save herself and informed the police station on 02.05.2008, but when no action was taken, this complaint case was filed. <SMALL>http://evinayak.tumblr.com/ ; https://vinayak.wordpress.com/ ; http://fromvinayak.blogspot.com</SMALL&gt;
  3. After examination of the complainant on solemn affirmation and other witnesses, the court took cognizance of the offence under Section 498-A of the Indian Penal Code and directed to issue summons for the appearance of the petitioners.
  4. It appears from the record that before filing of complaint case on 21.07.2008 the opposite party no.2- the complainant had filed a Civil Misc. Case No. 9 of 2008 in the court of Principal Judge, Family Court, Dhanbad under Section 292 of the Mohamdan Law for recovery of Dower of Rs. 39,000/- on the ground that her husband has already given her Talaque and the court after issuance of notice to the present petitioner no.1 directed to pay the Dower amount of Rs. 39,000/- and also directed to return all the articles as per the list given by the complainant. Accordingly, Rs. 39,000/- was handed over to the complainant and an endorsement was made by the complainant on the order-sheet of the said case, which is enclosed as Annexure-3 with this Criminal Miscellaneous Petition. The articles were also returned to the complainant of this case and the list of those articles with the signature of the complainant is enclosed as Annexure-4 with this Criminal Miscellaneous Petition.
  5. Learned counsel Mr. Gautam appearing for the petitioners seriously contented that the continuance of the entire criminal proceeding including the order taking cognizance is bad in law, perverse and abuse of process of law. It was also submitted that the present proceeding is nothing except a vengeance to hurt the petitioners. Hence, continuance of this proceeding amounts to providing a forum to the complainant to settle earlier differences or to take revenge.
  6. Contrary to the aforesaid submissions, Mr. Laik learned Senior Advocate representing the complainant-opposite party no.2 submitted that at this stage, the entire criminal proceeding including the order taking cognizance cannot be quashed as the allegations made in the complaint petition relates to a period before filing of the petition in the court of Principal Judge, Family Court and even though the complainant had admitted the factum of Talaque given by the petitioner no.1 and acceptance of Dower amount and utensils, the petitioners cannot be absolved from criminality.
  7. Apparently, after accepting the Dower amount and getting back all the utensils as demanded by the complainant, the present complaint case was filed with the allegation of period prior to filing of the petition under Section 292 of Mohamdan Law before the Principal Judge, Family Court, Dhanbad. It is not that the petitioner no.1, husband of the complainant, had filed a petition before a competent court for divorce, rather it was the complainant, who had filed the petition for recovery of the Dower amount and utensils, which were given to the petitioner no.1 during marriage. In a case of Arjun Ram Vs. State of Jharkhand and another reported in 2004 CRI. L. J. 2989 while considering the similar situation, the court held that when a case was filed by husband for divorce then a complaint was filed and the court held that it is a motivated one. The Hon’ble Supreme Court in a judgment reported in AIR 1992 SC 604 held that the case filed by way of revenge should be quashed as the same amounts to abuse of the process of the court. In almost a similar situation, the Hon’ble Supreme Court while considering the issue in the case M. Saravana Porselvi Vs. A.R. Chandrashekar @ Parthiban & Others; 2008 (3) East Cr. C 320 (SC) held that if it is a case of customary divorce, the question in regard to existence of good custom may have to be gone into in a civil proceeding. But Criminal prosecution shall not lie. It was initiated malafide. Thus, if it is allowed to continue, the same shall be an abuse of the process of Court.
  8. In the above case also after divorce the party accepted the permanent alimony and thereafter filed a case under Section 498-A I.P.C almost similar to the instant case. The High Court in that case exercising its jurisdiction under Section 482 of the Code had quashed the proceeding. Whereafter aggrieved party filed appeal before Hon’ble Supreme Court. The Supreme Court held that there was no legal infirmity in the impugned judgment of High Court. <SMALL>http://evinayak.tumblr.com/ ; https://vinayak.wordpress.com/ ; http://fromvinayak.blogspot.com</SMALL&gt;
  9. I find from the materials available on record that this complaint case has been filed with vengeance against the petitioners after recovery of the Dower amount and articles through a competent court.
  10. In that view of the matter, this Criminal Miscellaneous Petition is allowed. The order 02.02.2009 by which cognizance of offence has been taken and the entire criminal proceeding in connection with C. P. Case No. 1397 of 2008 are, hereby, quashed.

(R.N.Verma, J.)
Jharkhand High Court,
Ranchi Dated, 11th May, 2016

Anjali/N.A.F.R.

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