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TAHIRA, D/O.ABDURAHIMAN MUSLIAR v. HARIS.K. - Crl MC No. 4034 of 2006  RD-KL 3480 (14 December 2006)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF KERALA AT ERNAKULAMCrl MC No. 4034 of 2006()
1. TAHIRA, D/O.ABDURAHIMAN MUSLIAR,
2. THE SUB INSPECTOR OF POLICE,
3. STATE OF KERALA REP.BY PUBLIC PROSECUTOR
For Petitioner :SRI.T.G.RAJENDRAN
For Respondent :SRI.CIBI THOMAS
The Hon'ble MR. Justice R.BASANT
O R D E R
R.BASANT, JCrl.M.C.No.4034 of 2006
Dated this the 14th day of December 2006
O R D E RThe petitioner is the wife/defacto complainant in a prosecution under Section 498A I.P.C. The first respondent is the husband of the deceased. He, along with his parents/accused 2 and 3 were charge sheeted for the offence punishable under Section 406 and 498A I.P.C read with 34 I.P.C. The petitioner was not available for trial. The co- accused were tried and acquitted in C.C.No.167/05. The respondent/husband was not available for trial. Case against him has been split up and the same is pending as C.C.No.446/06 before the J.F.C.M-I, Thamarasseri.
2. The petitioner/defacto complainant has now come before this court with this petition under Section 482 Cr.P.C. It is submitted that the disputes have been settled. Divorce has been effected. Parties are residing separately. There is no dispute surviving between them. The petitioner has compounded the offence committed by the first respondent/accused. Annexure 2 is a copy of the notarised affidavit which the petitioner has sworn to accepting the compromise and acknowledging receipt of the amounts from the respondent.
3. The learned counsel for the petitioner submits and the learned counsel for the first respondent endorses that submission that the dispute between the parties have been settled and the petitioner Crl.M.C.No.4034/06 2 has compounded the offence allegedly committed by the first accused. I am satisfied from the submissions made at the Bar and the averments made in the petition as also from Annexure II that the parties have settled their disputes and the petitioner has compounded the offence allegedly committed by the first respondent. The offence under Section 498A is not compoundable but it is prayed that invoking the dictum in B.S.Joshi vs. State of Haryana [AIR 2003 SC 1386], further proceedings may be quashed.
4. The learned counsel for the petitioner vouches for the assertion that the petitioner has compounded the offence allegedly committed by the first respondent. I am satisfied in these circumstances that there has been settlement of disputes and composition of the offence by the petitioner. Though the offence under Section 498A is not compoundable, in the interests of harmony and in the light of such final settlement of disputes, I am satisfied that powers under Section 482 Cr.P.C can be invoked.
5. In the result:
a) This Criminal Miscellaneous Case is allowed.
b) C.C.No.446/06 pending before the J.F.C.M-I, Thamarasseri is quashed.
(R.BASANT, JUDGE)jsr Crl.M.C.No.4034/06 3 Crl.M.C.No.4034/06 4
ORDER21ST DAY OF JULY 2006
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