Ravinder Singh vs State Of Punjab And Others on 19 February, 2024

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Punjab-Haryana High Court

Ravinder Singh vs State Of Punjab And Others on 19 February, 2024

Author: Manjari Nehru Kaul

Bench: Manjari Nehru Kaul

                                                    Neutral Citation No:=2024:PHHC:022941




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        IN THE HIGH COURT OF PUNJAB AND HARYANA
                     AT CHANDIGARH

                     CRM-M No.40840 of 2023
                 Date of decision: 19th February, 2024

Ravinder Singh
                                                                  ... Petitioner
                                   Versus
State of Punjab & others
                                                              ... Respondents

CORAM: HON'BLE MRS. JUSTICE MANJARI NEHRU KAUL

Present:    None for the petitioner.
            ASI Balbir Singh, for the respondent/State.
            None for respondents No.2 & 3.

MANJARI NEHRU KAUL, J. (ORAL)

1. The instant petition has been filed under Section 482

Cr.P.C. for quashing FIR No.0035 dated 28.02.2023 under Sections

336 and 506 of the IPC and Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act, 1959

registered at Police Station Division 2, District Pathankot along with all

consequential proceedings arising therefrom on the basis of

compromise dated 01.03.2023 (Annexure P-2) effected between the

parties.

2. Vide orders dated 21.08.2023 and 24.11.2023 of this Court,

the parties were directed to appear before the learned trial Court/Illaqa

Magistrate to get their statements recorded regarding the compromise

arrived at, between them.

3. Report has since been received from learned Judicial

Magistrate, 1st Class, Pathankot, in pursuance of the direction of this

Court, wherein, the factum of the compromise arrived at between the

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parties stands verified and confirmed. As per the report, compromise

has indeed been effected between the parties and the same is without

any pressure or coercion and out of their free will and the complainant

has also made statement to the effect that he would have no objection if

the FIR qua the accused-petitioner is quashed.

4. The trial Court has annexed a copy of the statements of the

parties, alongwith its report.

5. ASI Balbir Singh, who is present in person on behalf of the

State, too submits that there are no other accused other than the

petitioner and respondents No.2 and 3 are the only aggrieved persons in

the FIR in question.

6. In view of the report of the learned Judicial Magistrate, 1st

Class, Pathankot and the principles laid down by the Apex Court in

‘Gian Singh Vs. State of Punjab and others’ (2012) 10 SCC 303,

and also by the Full Bench of this Court in ‘Kulwinder Singh and

others v. State of Punjab and another’ 2007 (3) RCR (Criminal)

1052, the instant petition is allowed. The aforesaid FIR and all

consequential proceedings arising out of it qua the petitioner, are

quashed.

7. Needless to say, the parties shall remain bound by the terms

of compromise and their statements recorded before the Court below.




                                          (MANJARI NEHRU KAUL)
                                                 JUDGE
February 19, 2024
rps
            Whether speaking/reasoned                   Yes/No
            Whether reportable                          Yes/No


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