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Smt. Madhuri Singh v. State Of U.P. And Another - APPLICATION U/s 482 No. 7377 of 2004  RD-AH 14339 (24 August 2006)
Crl. Misc. Application no. 7377 of 2004
Smt. MadhuriSingh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . .Applicant .
State of U.P. and others.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Opp. Parties.
This is an application for quashing the order dated 8.7.2004 passed by the Addl. City Magistrate-III, Varanasi in criminal case no.8/04, State Vs. Sangeeta Pandey and others.
The facts relevant for disposal of this application are that on 1.7.2004 Station Officer of P.S. Sigra district Varanasi submitted a report before the aforesaid Magistrate in which it was stated that plot no. 418 situate in Madhopur police station Sigra, Varanasi was earlier owned by Phekan and he had executed an agreement for sale in respect of the above plot in favour of Smt. Madhuri Singh (applicant )in the year 1984 and two months' time was provided for execution of sale deed. No sale deed was executed during this period and the applicant Madhuri Singh filed an application for extension of time in the year 1986. This application was rejected. After rejection of her application, Phekan executed a sale deed in respect of an area of 1760 Sq. feet in favour of Sangeeta Pandey ( O.P. no. 2) on 29.4.2004 and executed another sale deed of the remaining area of 680 Sq. feet in favour of Dharmsheela Devi (O.P. no. 3). Both the parties wanted to occupy the aforesaid plot forcibly and there was apprehension of breach of peace. Both the parties had been bound down under section 107/116 Cr.P.C. but since there was serious dispute in respect of possession over the above plot, there was still likelihood of breach of peace. In view of this report the Addl. City Magistrate-III passed a preliminary order dated 8.7.2004 directing both the parties to appear in his court on 22.7.2004 and to file documentary evidence in support of their claim in respect of possession on above plot. Aggrieved with the above order, Smt. Madhuri Singh filed this application under section 482 Cr.P.C. in this Court.
In this case, learned A.G.A. represents the State, Sri A.K.Tripathi is representing O.P. no. 2 and Sri R.K. Shukla is representing O.P. no.3.
It appears from perusal of the record that when this application was filed on 10.8.2004 an interim order was passed directing both the parties to maintain status-quo on the spot.
Counter affidavit has been filed on behalf of O.P. no.2. No counter affidavit has been filed on behalf of O.P. no.3.
I have heard learned counsel for both the parties and perused the record.
It is to be seen that the learned Magistrate has simply passed a preliminary order requiring both the parties to appear before him and to put forward their case in respect of their claim on the dispute plot and to file documentary evidence in support of their claim. No preliminary order for attachment has been passed by him nor the property has been attached nor given in Supurdagi to any one. On the other hand, he has given an opportunity to both the parties to appear before him and put forward their cases before him. I do not find any illegality in the above order passed by the learned Magistrate. This application has in this way got no force and is liable to be dismissed.
The application under section 482 Cr.P.C. is accordingly dismissed and interim order passed on 10.8.2004 is vacated.
The parties concerned shall appear before the Magistrate concerned on 11.9.2006 and put forward their cases in respect of the disputed plot before him. They may also give reference of civil suit, if any, pending between them in respect of the disputed plot and if any interim order has been passed by civil court, a copy of that order may also be produced before the Magistrate. If any party feels aggrieved with any further order passed by the Magistrate, he may seek his remedy in accordance with law. Since the matter is of the year 2004 the learned Magistrate shall try to decide this case within a period of six months from the date of appearance of the parties before him.
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