Dowry case – FIR quashed !!

#Dowry #498a #Quash
Dowry harassment—When the allegations are shown to be non-specific and not of the degree of seriousness contemplated in law, and when the applicants accused are shown to be living separately coupled with attendant facts and aspects noticed and noted, the alleg mations become too bald to be sustained in law—FIR quashed. : 2017 (2) LRC 465(Guj)

How Fake498a has become a court vs Muslim matter 

We don’t have to Watch TV Drama, When Real Drama is going in Indian Court

Madras HC :Babu Vs Naseema : 9/Jun/2017
+ Wife files 498A/420 combo against her husband & over half dozen family members including sisters

+Husband who may have been terrorized / horrified by such false case first tried to settle the case and told he would take back “498A Knife” If she withdraw the complaint

+Wife after making sure that husband is in her full control, she withdrew the case, police closed the complaint. 

+Followed by which Husband immediately gave “Tripple Talaq” 

+Thereby Wife filed cheating case (420/120B) against husband & family members 

+Further Wife challenged this “Tripple Talaaq” in Lower court to declare it as null and void. To which Lower court declared it as “null and void”

+Against such order, Husband challenged it in District Court, who had set aside trial court order and declared Tripple Talaq as Valid

+Magistrate issued summons & non bailable warrant to which husband didn’t accept it so Wife filed contempt or court (execution) petition at HC to force police to arrest him 

+Husband & family members filed AB at HC, but HC instead of giving AB directed them to surrender at Lower court. After which husband got bail

+Wife witch-hunt continued and so Magistrate again issued non bailable warrant against husband, Subsequently Police arrested him again.

+Aggrieved by such humiliation, Husband filed complaint against Magistrate & demanded 5 lakh compensation

+Meanwhile Husband approached to Jammath (Relgious Organization) and complaint against wife & her father. To which Jammath summoned the father and issued FATWA that “Wife’s Father should not have gone to High Court as “Kaafir Judges” are passing order against “Islamic & Quranic Law” –

+Husband & family members also approached to HC For Quashing entire complaint citing “Arneshkumar SC judgement” which went to deaf hear as far as husband is concerned but Honorable Hc indeed spared sisers and brother-in-law by quashing complaint against them

+And So this ugly false 498A fight would still continue…..

Woman attacks husband with sickle for checking her phone – caught with paramour by husband’s relatives !!

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    Woman attacks husband with sickle for checking her phone


AGRA: A woman allegedly attacked her husband with a sickle for allegedly checking her WhatsApp chat and call log. 
The incident took place in Bhilawali village of Kheragarh area on Saturday late night. 
The victim was rushed to S N medical college following the incident. 
Though Netrapal Singh, 21, was married to Nitu Singh, 19, the couple lived separately. It was alleged that the girl had an affair with another man in her village. 
Meanwhile on May 8, family members of the couple organized `gauna’ of the girl and the latter came to husband’s home when the incident took place. 
Speaking to TOI, Netrapal Singh said, “On Saturday I saw my wife chatting with another man on WhatsApp. When I asked her to show me the phone, she refused and told me to stay away. However, I forcefully took her phone when she attacked me with a sickle from behind and I fainted.” 
Netrapal’s father Rajeev Singh said, “Nitu was having affair with another caste man about which we were not aware before the marriage. After the gauna, her parents tried to reason with her but she refused to listen and continued to be touch with the other youth.” 
Following the incident, Nitu tried to flee the spot with her paramour who was waiting on a motor-cycle outside the village. However, her plot was foiled by an alert Netrapal’s relative who caught him and thrashed him. 
Meanwhile Nitu claimed that her husband sickle injury was self-inflicted. “He asked me to wear jeans and t-shirt. When I wore the dress as per his demand, he said that now I will teach you a lesson and attacked himself,” she claimed. 
An FIR is yet to be registered. Kheragarh Station officer Ajay Singh said, “We have detained the woman and are waiting for written complaint from victim.”

Cash demand to meet crunch not dowry: Court

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Rebecca Samervel | TNN | Updated: Jun 12, 2017, 02.23 AM IST

MUMBAI: In a recent order, a magistrate court while acquitting a man and his family members of dowry and cruelty charges, has observed that a demand for money on account of financial stringency or for meeting some urgent domestic expenses or for purchasing manure cannot be termed as a demand for dowry.

While dismissing the wife’s case due to lack of evidence, a Borivli magistrate court held, “Even if the accused had demanded an amount of Rs 5 lakh for purchase of household articles, then that does not ipso facto amount to unlawful demand under IPC Section 498 A (husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty).” The court also pointed out that the FIR was registered with the Dindoshi police two years after the alleged cruelty first started and the delay was not explained.

The court reasoned that the definition of dowry under Section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act meant any property or valuable security that should be given or agreed to be given either directly or indirectly, at or before or any time after the marriage and in connection with the marriage. “The evidence adduced by the prosecution does not, therefore, show that any demand for ‘dowry’ as defined in Section 2 of the Dowry Prohibition Act was made by the appellants (accused) as what was allegedly asked for was some money for meeting domestic expenses and for purchasing manure,” the court said. The woman lodged a complaint with the cops on March 24, 2015, against her husband and in-laws. The woman said that she married the accused on May 5, 2011 and began to live with her in-laws. She said that she was treated well for a month after the marriage. However, despite giving cash and ornaments at the time of the wedding, the accused started demanding a washing machine, cooler, colour TV and Rs five lakh cash for purchasing a flat. The woman alleged that she told her parents about the harassment. Subsequently her parents handed over Rs 50,000 to her in-laws. She further alleged that on October 12, 2012, her husband and in-laws abused her for the dowry.

The woman said that after she returned to her parents home in March 2013, the husband assured her family about her well-being and took her back home. She said that the assault however continued and on June 24, 2013, she was thrown out of the house.

The defence denied the allegations and said that the delay in lodging the FIR “robbed the genuineness of the prosecution’s case.” The defence submitted that the woman should have approached the cops as soon as she was made to leave her husband’s home and the delay showed that the case was dubious.


498a 406 filed after husband’s civil case & time barred NOT maintainable !! Madras HC classic 

Classic madras High Court case where a criminal misappropriation of Sridhana properties as discussed husband is completely absolved of all criminal charges by the madras HC
The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955

Section 498A in The Indian Penal Code

The Indian Penal Code

Section 406 in The Indian Penal Code

Section 506 in The Indian Penal Code 


Dated: 20.11.2013


   Crl.R.C.No.570 of 2013

           and M.P.Nos.1 and 2 of 2013


1.R.Jeeva @ Rajesh


3.R.Santha .. Petitioners

1.State by

Inspector of Police,

W27 All Women Police Station,

Vadapalani, Chennai 600 026.
2.D.Nandhini .. Respondents

R2 impleaded as per the order of this court dated 21.10.2013 made in M.P.No.3/2013

Prayer:- Criminal Revision filed under Section 397 r/w 401 Cr.P.C. to set aside the order dated 28.3.2013 made in Crl.M.P.No.3942 of 2012 in CC.No.211 of 2012 on the file of Judicial Magistrate No.I, Ponnamallee.

  For Petitioner : Mr.K.R.Ramesh Kumar

  For Respondent : Mr.V.Arul, GA (Crl.Side)(R1)

      Mr.M.A.Muthalakan (R2)
        O R D E R  

The accused 1 to 3 in CC.211/2012 on the file of the Judicial Magistrate No.1, Poonamallee, are the petitioners herein. This criminal revision is filed against the order made in CMP.No.3942/2012, thereby dismissing their petition for discharge from the alleged charges under Sections 498(A), 406, 506(i) IPC r/w 109 IPC.

2.Few facts, which are relevant for consideration herein are as follows:The petitioners herein are the husband and parents in-laws of the defacto complainant by name D.Nandhini, who is the second respondent herein. The marriage between the first petitioner and the second respondent was solemnized on 22.1.2007 at Chennai as per Hindu rituals, rites and customs. After marriage, the wife continued to live in her parents’ house for continuing her studies and the husband was on visiting terms and she became pregnant and Valakappu function was held. While so, misunderstanding arose between the two and they started quarreling with each other, which compelled the first petitioner/husband to approach K4 Women Police Station and also compelled to issue legal notice on 29.1.2008 calling upon the wife to resume the matrimonial relationship and the same was replied by the wife. Then, the wife gave birth to female child. Even thereafter, the parties did not join together. The husband ultimately approached the court for dissolution of the marriage between the first petitioner and the second respondent in OP.3719/2008. The same was followed by the petition under Section 9 of the Hindu Marriage Act 1955 by the wife for restitution of conjugal rights in OP.3808/2008. Both the parties raised various allegations against each other in their respective petitions. The wife also came forward with a police complaint dated 21.2.2012 before the Assistant commissioner, All women Police Station, Vadapalani, Chennai against the husband and in-laws for their alleged acts of cruelty and criminal intimidation for complying with the demand of dowry. The same was registered in W27 All Women Police Station, Vadapalani FIR in Cr.No.11/2012 for the offences under sections 498A, 406 and 506(i) IPC and Section 4 of Tamil Nadu Prohibition of Harassment of Women Act. The same was investigated and culminated as CC.No.211/2012 on the file of the Judicial Magistrate No.I, Poonamallee.

3.On service of summons, the accused 1 to 3 came forward with Crl.MP.No.3942 of 2012 for their discharge mainly on the ground that the materials available do not make out any case much less prima face case for the offences as referred to above and the offences are barred under limitation under section 469 Cr.P.C as the allegations narrated in the complaint are related to the year 2007 and there was no cordial relationship between the defacto complainant and the petitioners from 11.12.2007. The same was opposed by the prosecution by filing counter with serious objections to discharge A1 to A3 from the charges. The trial court dismissed the petition on the ground that there is prima facie offence made out against all the accused and there are lot of triable issues involved in this case. Hence, this criminal revision by the accused 1 to 3 before this court.

4.Heard the rival submissions made on both sides.

5.As already referred to, the accused are charged for the offences under Sections 498A, 406, 506(i) r/w 109 IPC. As per the allegations raised in the final report, the facts constituting the offences as referred to above are as follows: All the accused, due to non satisfaction of dowry brought by the defacto complainant, joined together and demanded balance 24 sovereigns of jewels from her parents and they treated her in a cruel manner and several times, they beaten her and that the first accused, at the instigation of the accused 2 and 3 picked up quarrel with the defacto complainant and the defacto complainant tolerated all the harassment and she was not provided any basic needs and she was insisted not to close her bed room, while she was sleeping and the accused 2 and 3 did not allow her to serve food to her husband and not allowed her to speak to her husband and on 11.12.2007, when she served food to the first accused, other accused were beaten her in cruel manner without considering her pregnancy and drove her from the matrimonial house and when the same was questioned and when they were requested to allow her in the matrimonial house, they did not allow her to do so and several mediation in this regard ended in fail. It further says that the first accused did not speak to and did not show any love and affection to the wife and she was isolated by all the accused and was treated as servant. The acts as stated above, according to the complainant, constitute the offence punishable under section 498A IPC.

6.As rightly argued by the learned counsel for the petitioners, the acts stated above are allegedly committed by A1 to A3 during the complainant’s stay in the matrimonial house. As per the allegations contained in the complaint and charge sheet, the second respondent/wife was driven out of the matrimonial house on 11.12.2007, whereas the present complaint came to be lodged on 21.2.2012 and FIR was registered on 25.2.2012 i.e., nearly 4= years thereafter.

7.According to the learned counsel for the petitioners, as the punishment prescribed under section 498A IPC is imprisonment upto 3 years with fine and as per Section 468 Cr.P.C no court shall take cognizance of the offence after expiry of 3 years in respect of the offence punishable for the term of one year and not exceeding 3 years, the cognizance of the compliant for the offence under section 498A IPC is barred by limitation and is bad in law. The learned counsel for the petitioners also relied on the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court reported in (2010) 1 SCC (Cri) 1015 (Manju Ram Kalita v. State of Assam) to the effect that no case under section 498A IPC is made out.

8.Per contra, the learned counsel for the second respondent would vehemently argue that as the demand for more valuables and cash persisted even after her being driven out of the matrimonial house and as the latest demand was during 2012 and as the complaint was based on cause of action arose during 2012, the complaint filed on 21.2.2012 and registered on 25.2.2012 and was taken cognizance in the same year, are well within the time and are not hit by limitation. This Court is not inclined to accept the contention so raised on the side of the second respondent/wife for the following reasons.

9.First of all, there is absolutely no allegation either in the complaint or in the final report regarding the continuing demand for more valuables and cash. It is evident from the complaint, copy of which is enclosed at pages 19 to 22 of typed set dated 30.4.2013 filed by the petitioner. There is no allegation in the complaint regarding any demand for dowry or any harassment or ill-treatment of the wife in her parents house after 11.12.2007. The threat thrown at her during 2012 was to give consent for second marriage and against her claim for maintenance for herself and on behalf of the child and not otherwise. Thus, there is absolutely no allegation about continuing act of cruelty or harassment to attract the mischief under Section 498A IPC between 11.12.2007, the date on which she was allegedly driven out of the matrimonial house and 25.2.2012 the date on which the complaint came to be registered. As rightly pointed out by the learned counsel for the petitioners, the complainant has also not furnished satisfactory explanation for the delay in lodging the complaint, after 4 = years particularly much after the institution of divorce petition by the husband and the petition for restitution of conjugal rights by the wife. As the materials available herein would disclose the act of cruelty and harassment as defined under section 498A IPC, before 11.12.2007, the complaint regarding the same during 2012 after the period of limitation of three years is certainly out of time and bad in law and is hence not maintainable.

10.Regarding the offence under Section 506(i) r/w 109 IPC, the contention raised by the accused is that the allegations are vague and bald in nature and not distinct and specific to enable the accused to meet out the same in proper and effective manner and the same amounts to abuse of process of court. In this regard, the allegation raised in the final report is to be looked into. The same reads as if the accused on 10.2.2012 and 17.2.2012 threatened the defacto complainant for her consent for divorce and for second marriage, failing which, to face dire consequences for herself and the child. While the complaint says that the threats on 10.2.2012 and 17.2.2012 were made in front of the school and while she was going to school respectively, the final report simply proceeds as if the threat was made on 10.2.2012 and 17.2.2012. Neither the complaint nor the final report does mention anything about the time and the exact place at which threat was made as contemplated under Section 212 Cr.P.C. It is clearly provided under Section 212(1) Cr.P.C that the charge shall contain such particulars as to the time and place of the alleged offence and the person against whom or the thing in respect of which, it was committed as are reasonably sufficient to give the accused notice of the matter with which he is charged.

11.Whereas, the allegations raised either in the complaint or the final report do not sufficiently state the time and the place at which occurrence is made. As rightly argued by the learned counsel for the petitioners, without such material particulars as referred to above, the accused is unable to defend the case and to effectively meet the charges framed against them by raising proper and valid defence. Thus, the manner in which the allegations raised without relevant particulars would only compel this court to hold that the accused are deprived of their opportunity for properly defending themselves and the same amounts to abuse of process of law and the same vitiates the prosecution case and is sufficient enough to discharge the accused from the charge punishable under section 506(i) IPC. Even otherwise, the threat having been allegedly made by A1 in the absence of any allegation against A2 and A3, their inclusion as abettors for the offence under section 506(i) r/w 109 IPC is certainly not maintainable and is likely to cause serious prejudice to the accused, as such, the accused 1 to 3 are entitled to discharge from the charge under section 506(i) r/w 109 IPC.

12.The learned counsel for the petitioners has also relied on the following decisions regarding the act of criminal intimidation by raising vague and bald allegations: (i)(2008) 3 MLJ (Crl) 776 (Rajan v. State rep. by Inspector of Policer, Central Crime Branch, Tiruppur and (ii)(2008) 3 MLJ (Crl) 929 (Prakash Bachraj Jain and another v. Mani Textile Traders rep. by its Partner, Babu (a) Boommannan, Komarapalayam, Tiruchengodu Taluk, Namakkal District), wherein, our High court is of the view that vague and bald allegations of threat do not give rise to offence under Section 506(ii) IPC and the complaint filed and the proceedings initiated are clear case of abuse of process of court and liable to be quashed. Our High court has in (2008) 3 MLJ (Crl) 776 (cited supra) referred to other two judgments of our High Court and Punjab and Haryana High Court reported in (1988) 1 MLJ (Crl) 54 (Nobel Mohandass v. State) and (2002) 2 CC Cases (P&H) 320 (Usha Bala v. State of Punjab), wherein, both the High courts have held that empty threats does not prima facie mean that the case under section 506 IPC is made out and threat should be a real one and not just a mere word and when the person uttering it does not exactly mean what he says and also when the person at whom threat is launched does not feel threatened actually. Such view is squarely applicable to the facts of the present case and herein also no case is made out against the petitioners for the offence under Section 506(i) r/w 109 IPC.

13.The remaining charge to be considered herein is for the offence under Section 406 IPC. Here again, the complaint contains no allegations in this regard and also in section 161 Cr.P.C statement of the witnesses. What is stated by them is that jewels and Seethana jewels and articles were given to her only at the time of marriage. As far as the final report is concerned, it says that the accused did not return Seethana jewels weighing 30 sovereigns and all the belongings of the complainant were taken away for his own use and no prima facie case is made out against the accused for the offence under section 406 IPC.

14.Above all, other ground on which the accused were questioned the legality and validity for proceeding against them for the offences as referred to above is mis-joinder of cause of action. As far as the offence under Section 406 IPC is concerned, it cannot be disputed that the limitation for taking cognizance of the complaint runs from the date on which the request for return of jewels is first refused. There is absolutely no averment either in the complaint or Section 161 Cr.P.C statement regarding the date on which the request for return was made and was refused. Further, the learned counsel for the petitioner has also by relying on the authority of Calcutta High court reported in 1994 Crl.LJ 422 (Dinabandhu Banerjee v. Nandini Mukherjee) argued about the want of circumstances under which the continuance of user or repetition of user of the articles is transformed into dishonest misappropriation or criminal breach of trust. For better appreciation, para 10 of the judgment is extracted herunder: “…10.Now let us look to the language of the relevant parts of Section 403 and Section 405 of the Indian Penal Code for ascertaining whether the offence of dishonest misappropriation or for that matter, criminal breach of trust is a continuing offence. Dishonest misappropriation or conversion to one’s own use is the crux of the offence of dishonest misappropriation punishable under Section 403 IPC. Now, the dictionary meaning of the word misappropriate is ‘to put to a wrong use; to take dishonestly for oneself’ (vide, Chambers Twentieth Century Dictionary). The dictionary meaning of the word appropriate is ‘to make to be the private property of anyone, to take to oneself as one’s own’ (ibid). It is thus evident that every wrong use will not necessarily be misappropriation. Misappropriation rather marks the point where the transition takes place from non-offending possession, control or use to offending or dishonest possession, control or use. It is this transitional phenomenon and this process of transformation which converts the possession or use of a property to dishonest misappropriation. Once this transitional phenomenon, that is, the process of transformation is complete and dishonest misappropriation takes place the subsequent wrong user of the property or the continuance of such wrong user is not a part of the phenomenon of misappropriation although such continuance of user or repetition of user may be also morally and legally wrong. But then such subsequent wrong user or continuance of wrong user or retention of the property wrongfully will not be a continuance or repetition of the offence of dishonest misappropriation as defined in Section 403. The same feature of transitional phenomenon of converting the complexion of the possession or user marks the precipitation and completion of the offence of criminal breach of trust as defined in Section 405. By definition the offence of dishonest misappropriation or for that matter, criminal breach of trust must be tainted at the point of its commission by a process of transformation by a transitional phenomenon converting the complexion of the possession, user or dealing of the property and once that transitional phenomenon is over and the conversion is complete by answering at that amount the definition of dishonest misappropriation or criminal breach of trust as contained in the relevant section of the Indian Penal Code, the subsequent continuance of the possession, user or dealing of the property even if it is morally wrong and legally untenable will be lacking the transitional factor of contemporaneous conversion of the complexion of the user from one type to a different type and therefore it cannot be said that the subsequent user is a continuing offence of the same type which was initially committed in changing the complexion of user. In order to constitute a continuing offence, the acts complained of must at every moment of continuance reflect all the ingredients necessary for constituting the offence. As we have seen conversion or transitional phenomenon of complexional change of the user being one of the salient ingredients of the offence of dishonest misappropriation or for that matter, criminal breach of trust, such transitional phenomenon obviously cannot recur or endure after the conversion or change of complexion of the user is complete. In the circumstances, it cannot be said that retention or subsequent dealing of the misappropriated property, although wrong, will constitute any such offence as stated above because the definition of such offence does not make such wrongful subsequent use of continued part or a repetition of the offence. I have therefore no hesitation to hold that the offence of dishonest misappropriation defined in section 403 or the offence of criminal breach of trust defined in Section 405 IPC is not a continuing offence because such offence, by definition takes place where an act is committed once and for all.” If the same view is applied to the facts of the present case insofar as the offence under section 406 IPC is concerned, no ingredients for the offences of dishonest misappropriation and criminal breach of trust are prima facie made out against the petitioners herein.

15.Another point, which is sought to be argued before this court is by questioning the maintainability of the proceedings on mis-joinder of cause of action. It is contended by the learned counsel for the petitioners that the acts of cruelty and criminal intimidation and the acts of misappropriation and criminal breach of trust are different incidents taken at different place and not in the same course of action and the police is not hence justified in registering one FIR and there is no possibility of conducting joint trial of all the offences together and the accused have the right to plead that they are prejudiced by such wrong trial. The learned counsel for the petitioners in support of such contention also relied on the decision of this court reported in 2009 Crl.LJ 3872 (Ambujam v. Ayyasamy and others) wherein, all the accused were charged for the offences under sections 498A IPC and A1 was charged for the offence under section 506(ii) IPC. The criminal trial ended in an order of acquittal of the accused. Against which, the criminal revision came to be filed. The learned brother judge, by resorting to Section 219 Cr.P.C was of the view that there is no possibility of conducting joint trial of both the offences as both the incidents are different and taken place at different places at different point of time and are not in the course of same transaction and disinclined to interfere with the order of acquittal. The same view can be equally applied to the facts of the present case.

16.Viewing from any angle, this Court is inclined to hold that there is no material and sufficient ground to proceed against the accused for the offences as referred to above. However, the trial court without duly appreciating the objections raised in the discharge petition, in the manner as discussed, committed serious error in dismissing the discharge petition, as such, the impugned order suffers from serious irregularity and infirmity, thereby seriously prejudiced accused warranting interference by this Court.

17.In the result, this Criminal Revision is allowed and the order dated 28.3.2013 made in Crl.M.P.No.3942 of 2012 in CC.No.211 of 2012 on the file of Judicial Magistrate No.I, Ponnamallee stands set aside. The petitioners/accused 1 to 3 are discharged from the charges levelled against them. Consequently, connected Miscellaneous Petitions are closed.

rk 20.11.2013



1.The Inspector of Police,

W27 All Women Police Station,

Vadapalani, Chennai 600 026.
2.The Judicial Magistrate No.I, Ponnamallee.
3.The Public Prosecutor, High Court, Madras.104.


Indiankanoon . Org 



               Crl.R.C.No.570 of 2013



 24090 dated 25.11.2013

Both the criminal original petitins are filed by the accused 4 to 8 in CC. 141 and 149 on the file of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate George Town, Chennai. Both the private complaints are filed by the respondent/complainant for proceeding against M/s.V.P.Muthaiah Pillai Meenakshi Trust (ii)M/s.S.Palaniselvi Chairman and (iii)V.P.M.Managing Director of the Trust arrayed as the accused A2 to 3 and the petitioners are herein are the first accused A1 trust arrayed as A4 to A8 for the offence under section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act.

The complaint proceeds as if the first accused availed loan of Rs.60 lakhs from the complainant and the accused 2 to 8 who are the trustees of the first accused taking part of … day today affairs of the .. issued 5 cheques bearing 860064 dated 13.2.2007 for Rs.2 lakhs, to 861010, 86001066 to 861010 each for Rs.2 lakhs on various dates between 7.4.2000 and 7.7.2000 towards part payment of the loan and the complainant presented the cheque for collection and the cheque were contrary to the assurance given by the … given for presentation returned unpaid for want of sufficient funds on 24.9.2007 and the complainant issued notice on 27.9.2007 calling upon the accused to repaid entire amount covered under the cheque within 15 days from the date of receipt of the notice and the accused refused to receive the notice and the accused refused the notice and thereby committed the offence punishable under section 138 of Negotiable Instruments Act.

Both the complaints are filed with the allegations as stated above along with cheque in question bearing Nos., return memo and acknowledgment and power of attorney. While number of Cheques involved in Cc.1840 is five in bearing numbers 8867 1010 of various dates between 7.4.2007, 28.4.2007 and 26.4.2007, the cheque involved in CC.1484/2011 is single one cheque bearing no.87 dated 13.2.2007. Both the complaints proceeds as if the first accused availed loan of Rs.60 lakhs from the complainant and the accused 2 to 8 and first accused issued 5 cheques and single cheque respectively with the assurance the cheques will be duly honoured on presentation. It is also stated herein that the accused 2 to 8 are trustees of the trust taking active part in the trust. However, the cheques are issued only by the Managing Director other Managing trustee and not by present any of the managing trustee. Herein. The present trustees are arrayed as accused only on the basis of the alelgations raised i the complaint that they are activitley pariticpating in the day today affairs of the trust. The present cril.o.p. Came to be field on behal fof turstee /A4 to 8 minly on the ground that the complaitn is breft of particularly regardign the maner in which the petitioners are particiapted in the activities of the trust and loan snd transaction which si cause of action for fling he complaint. The learned cousnelfor the petitioenr has also cited the in supprt of her contention thqat mere genral or valgue alelgatiosn regardig partiic of the trustee and speific avermnet, clear and unambi or allegation with respect to the role played by the truste the maner inw hich they are resonsible for the affiarsif and conduct of the trust are necessary in ordr to make them liable for the criminal offence under section 138 of N.I.Act.

In all the cases cited above, the Hon’bel sC and ou hih court are pleased to quash the proceedings for the absence of averment in the complaint or petiion in this regard. The SC is of the view in the idetbical situation that 2007 SCC 693 has in para 14 and 15 specifically under the identical situation observed that though some allegations to satisfy the requirement under secion 139 might have been in the petition, it is obligatory on the prt of th complainant with the view to make a director of the company vicariously liable for the acts of the company and in the absence of any alelgatiosn as to hwo the director is responsible for the dishonour of cheque, they do not rquire for the ..and they do not dislcosed against the director. It is staed therein that a person is vicarou con the par tof the company in the event of the codtiiona 141 stands satisfied and for the aforementioned purpose, a strict concession would be necessary. The Supreme court 2005 8 SCC cases in para 10 and 12 observed that every person shall fall not within the ambit of section 141 and those person who are .. and resonabiel for the donct at the time of liable will be liable for criminal action and theliablity arisis on the conduct, omission and not merely on accoutn holding an office or in a company. It is furthe osberved in 141 of the Act. The compkaint must disclose necessary facts which make a person liable and it is necewsary to specifialy aver the comoplai was committed the accused fore sponsibel for the busienss, which is one of the ssential requriemnt sof the,,without such averment being mad ein the compaitn,t he equrement ofcompalitn cnanot be said to be satisfied. It is also observedin pra 10 that of criminal liability means serious so afar a person sougth to be made is ocncrne,d only persons aid to be connected with the commison ofc rim can be subjected to action and director of company cannto be demed to be in fhacr fgor the conduct of the bsusiens seither in genral or at the time relevant point of time. Simialry principle mad ein 2007 wherein it is held mere being Driector is not suficient enough to cast vicarious liability and variocu libail mut be pleaded andproved and cnanot be inferred and mere alelgations regarding ithe director particiaptation, would not give rise to interference that the appellant is responsible for the day today ffaris fo the compnay. The our jdugements appliedying the views discussed and relied on catenna of judgment on this aspect and applying the same view of the Hon;’ble supreme court mere or general directors at relevant point responsible or conduct of the busienss of to hold them vairouc fro the offence under section 138 the same vewis forcibley applicable in the case of trustees, in repsect of whom no specif averment in the complaint in the manenr as conentplated undr alw and as laid down by the Surpeme court and our High court. Under such ricustamnces, applyign theprincplclaidd own, is inlciend to quash the proceedings agaisnt the petitioners 4 to 8 whoa re the accused 4 to 8 herein In the result, both the crin orig allwod bty cimrinla stands quashed.

rk 13.11.2013



1.The V Additional District and Sessions Judge, Coimbatore (FAC).

2.The Judicial Magistrate No.II, Coimbatore.


 The accused in CC.713/2001 and the appellant in CA.33. is the revision petitioner herein. The present petition is filed against his conviction and sentence imposed on him for the offence under sections 304A, 338IPC and Section 184 Motor vehicles Act by the trial court as confirmed by the lowe appellate court. 

The case of the prosecution is that the petitioner/accused drove his Mahindra jeep in south to north direction in LB Road and dashed against MTC bus, which was coming in the same road on north to south direction on 9.30pm on … and then truned the jeep extreme left side of theroad, and hit the auto risk parked near payment and due such impact, the auto rakcw hit another parked vehciel. Jeep…dahsed against two pedestrian frome ast to west directiona dn the jeep went on rigth side and dashed against MTC bus, and due to the hit, two pedestrians were thrown away and one the pedestrians by name Krishnamorothyded on the spot and another fainted with bleeding injruei, thereby the accused committed the ocfecne as stated supra.

The case was culminated as CC.713/2001. The prosecution during trial examined the eye witnesses, mahazar witnesses, post mortem doctor and IOs as PW1 to PW10 and produced post mortem report, MV reports for tata sumo car to MTC bus, auto rickshaw, Mahindra jeep, complaint, FIR, observation mahazar, accident register as Exs.p1 to P11.

The trial court on the basis of the available records, found the driverof the mahaindra jepe of the offences 30.. and 184 Motor vehciel Act. Aggrieved against the same, the accused preferred CA.1326/2006 and the lower appellate court on the basis of same set of evidence confirmed the finding of the trial court and dismissed the appeal. Hence, this criminal revision by the accused before this court.

Heard both sides and perused the records.

The learned counsel for the petitioner would strenuously argue agaisnt the corrextness of the finding rendered by the trialc ort it is sought to be argued that the finding rndred by the trc and as confirmed by the lac is based on no proper evidence. whereas, the learned gA would draw the attention of this court to the evidence adudced by the eye witensses particularly, PW1 and PW2, PW4 and PW5 whoare si noen else than the driver abd conductor of one of the Mtc buses ,PW5 PW6 driver cum owner of tata sumo car and PW7 driver of another MTC bus. MV reprots relating teo the vehciels as refered to would greater extent supprot the prosecution case erearding damage caused to the vheice. The combined aproeciation of the oral evidence as referred toa bvoe, would categorically depose about the rash and englgient manenr in which the vehicle was driven by the accused would lead no dout in the mind of the court about the truth of the prosecution cse. The manenr in which the vehciel driven by the accused hitting against other vehcielq dn other pedestrians would speak about the overt act attributed agisn thte accused and this court finds no erore or irinriigula in the finding rndred by tehcoruts belwo.

Howevd,r the learne docusnel for the petitioner, at…

inclined compensation at Rs.50,000/- payable to the family of the deceased ramamorothy son of sundaraes at No.4/5 3rd cross street sachina velacheryr chennai.

Within 4 weeks from the date of cC.7138/2001 on the file of 4th MM, Saidpet, chennai on payment of compensation, the tiral cour court is directed to summon issued notice to one Kalyaan sudna 3rd corss sshsraipuram velachery chennai 42, and to hold enquiry into the legla heirs of S.Krishnamorothy and dispose of the amont in equal proproiton to the legal heirs.

(ii)tri acourt is directed

(iii) Crl.RC.1434 ….

Crl.R.C.No.226 of 2013 21.10.2013