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Pawan Kumar v. The State of Haryana & Ors - CRM-71390-m-2005  RD-P&H 3265 (18 May 2006)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB & HARYAN AT CHANDIGRH
Criminal Misc. No.71390-M of 2005
Date of decision: May 10,2006
Pawan Kumar V. The State of Haryana and others
CORAM: HON'BLE MR.JUSTICE VINEY MITTAL
Present: Shri Vikram Punia,Advocate, for the petitioners.
Shri Dinesh Arora,Assistant Advocate General,Haryana.
The only argument raised by the learned counsel for the petitioner is that order dated August 22,2005 passed by the learned Sessions Judge, Kurukshetra whereby the summoning order passed by the Judicial Magistrate had been set aside was without jurisdiction. Learned counsel has argued that the only remedy of the accused against the summoning order was to approach this court by way of a petition under section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure. In support o the aforesaid contention ,learned counsel has placed reliance upon a judgment of the Apex Court in Adalat Prasad V. Rooplal Jindal 2004(4)R.C.R.(Criminal)1.
I have duly considered the aforesaid argument of the learned counsel and have also perused the judgment of the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India.
In my considered view, the argument of the learned counsel cannot be accepted .In Adalat Prasad's case (supra), the Apex Court had merely held that when a summoning order has been passed by the Magistrate, though the Magistrate had no power of review to recall the said summoning order and the only remedy of the accused was to challenge the said order by way a petition under section 482 of the Code. Accordingly, the Crl.Misc.71390-M of 2005 2
earlier view taken in K.M.Mathew V.State of Kerala 1992(1) RCR (Criminal)232 was over-ruled. However, at no point of time, the Apex Court had held that the review against the summoning order was not maintainable.
In view of the aforesaid fact, I do not find that the order dated August 22,2005 passed by the learned Sessions Judge suffers from any error of jurisdiction.
May 10, 2006 ( Viney Mittal )
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