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Jiut Bandhan v. State Of U.P. And Others - APPLICATION U/s 482 No. - 13053 of 2006  RD-AH 16292 (4 October 2007)
HIGH COURT OF JUDICATURE AT ALLAHABAD
Court No. 36
Crl. Misc. Application no. 13053 of 2006
Jiut Bandhan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Applicant.
State of U.P.ands others . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Opp.Parties.
This is an application under section 482 Cr.P.C. for quashing the proceedings of criminal case no. 1775 of 2006,
State Vs. Jiut Bandhan, under sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 506 I.P.C. pending in the court of the Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Court no. 17, Gorakhpur.
The facts relevant for disposal of this application are that on 19.8.2004 an application under section156(3) Cr.P.C. was moved by Brijesh Kumar Tripathi resident of village Chhapia police station Barhalganj district Gorakhpur, against Jiut Bandhan and Krishnashraya resident of village Kolhua police station Barhalganj district Gorakhpur before the Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Court No. 17, Gorakhpur with these allegations that his father wanted to purchase some land and when accused came to know his this desire they told his father that Jiut Bandhan had 2.10 Acre land in village Mohal. However, his father wanted to purchase 1.0 6 Acre land only. Ultimately it was decided that sale deed of 1.06 Acre land shall be executed. Brijesh Kumar paid a sum of Rs.1,87,000/- to Jiut Bandhan and Jiut Bandhan executed sale deed of 1.06 Acre land in favour of his father Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi. However, after execution of the above sale deed Brijesh Kumar Tripathi came to know that out of total area of 2.10 Acre land Jiut Bandhan had already sold 0.75 Acre land to Mohd. Khalil on 10.7.2002 and 0.60 Acre land to Anwar Ali on 14.7.2003 and in this way only an area of 0.75 Acre of land was lying with Jiut Bandhan and he had fraudulently executed sale deed of 1.06 Acre land in favour of Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi and in this way he had realised a sum of Rs.54,560/- extra. Both the accused had fraudulently sold this land to Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi though a part of it had already been sold to Mohd. Jalil and Anwar Ali. The accused were threatening Brijesh Kumar Tripathi and Jhinkoo Prasad to kill them. Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi went to the police station to lodge a report but his report was not written. He also gave an application to the S.S.P. Gorakhpur but no action was taken and then he filed this application under section 156(3) Cr.P.C.
On the basis of the order passed by the learned Magistrate on this application u/s 156(3) Cr.P.C. the police registered a case against the accused persons Jiut Bandhan and Krishnashraya under sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 506 I.P.C. and after completion of the investigation submitted a charge sheet against them. Aggrieved with that charge sheet accused Jiut Bandhan filed this application under section 482 Cr.P.C.
The applicant filed an affidavit in support of his application under section 482 Cr.P.C. in which he denied the allegations of fraud and forgery and asserted that no offence was committed by him. Separate counter affidavits were filed on behalf of the State as well as on behalf of O.P. no.2 and 3.
In this case a statement was made by learned counsel for the parties on 21.8.2007 that the matter has been compromised between the parties. They were directed vide order of the same date to file an application for compromise before the Magistrate and thereafter appear before this Court. A supplementary affidavit has been filed by the applicant enclosing therewith a copy of the application, which has been moved by the parties before the Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Court no.17, Gorakhpur. It has been stated in this compromise that due to some mistake area of land sold to Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi was wrongly mentioned as 1.06 Acres and actually an area of 0.75 Acre of land only was sold to Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi. It was also stated in this compromise that the loss suffered by Jhinkoo Prasad Tripathi due to the above error has been compensated.
It was submitted by the learned counsel for the parties that in the application moved before the Magistrate it has been prayed that the compromise should be accepted and the case should be dismissed without entering into its merits.
The learned A.G.A. pointed out that offences under sections 419, 420, 467, 468, I.P.C. are not compoundable and so the case case could not be dropped. The learned counsel for the applicant cited before me a decision of this Court in Crl. Misc. Application no. 6168 of 2004, Jai Brat Bhattacharya vs. State of U.P. and others, decided on 22.11.2004. This was a case under sections 420,467, 468, 471A, 504, 506, 477, 478 and 120-B I.P.C. but since the compromise had taken place between the parties, the Court granted permission to compound the offence observing that where in the opinion of the court chances of ultimate conviction are weak, no fruitful purpose is likely to be served by allowing criminal prosecution to continue, and the court may, taking into consideration special facts of the case, quash the proceedings exercising its power under section 482 Cr.P.C. The above ruling applies with full force to the facts of the present case also, because in the present case also offences are under sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 506 I.P.C. and in similar circumstances this Court had permitted compounding of the offence under sections 420, 467, 468, 471, 506 and 120-B, I.P.C. in the aforesaid case.
Hence, in view of the law laid down in the above ruling, I am of the opinion that the present application under section 482 Cr.P.C. deserves to be allowed and the proceedings of criminal case no. 1775 of 2006 pending in the court of Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Court no.17, Gorakhpur deserve to be quashed.
The application under section 482 Cr.P.C. is, therefore, allowed and the proceedings of criminal case no. 1775 of 2006
( State Vs. Jiut Bandhan )under sections 419, 420, 467, 468 and 506 I.P.C. pending in the court of Addl. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Court no.17, Gorakhpur are hereby quashed.
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