Request members to advise the detailed proceedings (step wise) at Trail court if the 498a case is referred back from HC to local courts with the following directive-
Heard learned counsel for the applicants and learned A.G.A. for the State respondent.
The present application has been filed under section 482 Cr.P.C. for quashing the proceedings of Complaint Case No. XXXXX under Section 323, 504, 506 IPC, P.SXXXX pending in the court of XXXX
From the perusal of the material on record and looking into the facts of the case at this stage it cannot be said that no offence is made out against the applicants. All the submission made at the bar relates to the disputed questions of fact, which cannot be adjudicated upon by this Court under Section 482, Cr.P.C. At this stage only a prima facie case is to be seen in the light of the law laid down by the Supreme Court in cases of R.P. Kapur Vs. State of Punjab, AIR 1960 SC 866, State of Haryana Vs. Bhajan Lal, 1992 SCC (Cr.) 426, State of Bihar Vs. P.P. Sharma, 1992 SCC (Cr.) 192 and lastly Zandu Pharmaceutical Works Ltd. Vs. Mohd. Saraful Haq and another (Para-10) 2005 SCC (Cr.) 283.
The prayer for quashing the proceeding is refused.
However, it is provided that if the applicants appear or surrender before the courts below within a period of 30 days from today and apply for bail, then their prayer for bail be considered in view of the settled law laid down by the Seven Judges' decision of this Court in the case of Amarawati and another Vs. State of U.P., reported in 2004(57) ALR-290 (affirmed by Hon'ble Apex Court in Kamlendra Pratap Singh v. State of U.P.)� For a period of 3 weeks from today or till the disposal of the application for grant of bail, whichever is earlier, no coercive action shall be taken against the applicants. However, in case the applicants do not appear before the court below within the aforesaid period, coercive action shall be taken against them.
With the aforesaid observations, the application is disposed of finally