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sunil (accounts asst)     13 January 2016

Quashing of 498 case by the high court

I have filed for divorce in the month of November 2015 in October my wife has bitten my mother I have filed an NC in Police station with medical proofs, me and my wife was called in the police station and was asked to visit women counselling centre  at our city I went there but she didnt come and visit our police station and tried to pressurise them for filing complaint against me and my family police refused the same as they know the facts then she went to her home town. After this incidence within a week I filed a divorce petition in the family court under cruelity as soon as she received the summons from the family court she visited to police station in her home town as after reading the petition she is sure that I will get the divorce which she never wants. I received a call from the women councelling centre from her home town asking me to visit there I refused to visit as I want divorce and my lawyer advised me so. After a week I received a summons from the women councelling centre to attend the time mentioned on the summons was already over when I received the summons, so I didnt visit and now in the last week I got a call from the police station at her home town that a case against me and my family members is registered u/s 498 the date of FIR is same as the date mentioned on the summons on which I was asked to visit women councelling centre. In the FIR my wife has mentioned name of my 11 family members two of them are residing in USA since my marriage and only three are living with me others are my uncles and aunts who met her a year back no scope of harrassing her. She also has mentioned that we demanded from her Rs 1000000 and beating her since october 2013. She dont have any medical certificate and it is a false case I have received anticipatory bail from the court I have following queries in this regard-

Is the role of police in doubt in this case?

Can i go in the High court and demand for quash the case how much it may cost me and will high court quash the case on the above mentioned grounds? how much time it will take? 



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Vijay Raj Mahajan (Advocate)     14 January 2016

FIR filled against you can be compromised out of court or in mediation centtre of the court or Women Cell of the Police but for quashing the FIR and any further proceedings in the same need to be quashed by the High Court under section 482 Cr.P.C.

As the other party is non-cooperative they will try to extract maximum amount of financial compensation from you for callking off the marriage and getting the FIR quashed by the High Court for which you eed to compromise and settle the marrter amicably.

The Police will like to get its part of share of money and so will both your lawyers in the whole process.

Hd the FIR not registered the High Court process would not be required but since it is registered you have to move quashing petition in the High Court.

sunil (accounts asst)     14 January 2016

Thank you for your valuable reply.

fighter (Software professional)     14 January 2016

First read the F.I.R. if there is no allegation of their place in F.I.R. go for quash based on jurisdiction....Even you can go  for quash if fictious incident are there in F.I.R to make jurisdiction of their home town...Judgement for fictious incidents ...


(Court No. 48) 

Criminal Misc. Application No. 1240 of 1999 

1.Anil Sharma son of late Jeevan Lal Sharma, 
Resident of House No. 1016 /14 Alwargate, 
2.Shiv Nath son of late Jeevan Lal Sharma 
3.Shiv Dutt son of late Jeevan Lal Sharma 
4.Rajendra son of late Jeevan Lal Sharma 
5.Suresh son of late Jeevan Lal Sharma 
6.Bhagwan Devi wife of late Jeevan Lal Sharma 
7.Anita wife of Shiv Dutt 
8.Vineeta wife Suresh 
9.Sunita wife Rajendra, R/o 101/6/14, Alwar Gate, Ajmer. 
10.Laxmi Narayan Sharma 
11.Tulsi Devi wife Laxmi Narayan Sharma. 
R/o , 211/40, Balupura Road, Vivek Vihar Colony, 
Adarsh Nagar, Ajmer State of Rajasthan. 
..... Applicants-Accused. 
1.State of U.P. 
2.The Station House Officer, Mahila Thana, Agra. 
3.Smt. Mamta Sharma D/o R.C.C. Sharma 
R/o 31/32/7N/3, Laxmi Puram Rajpur Chauki, Agra. 
...... Informant-Opp. parties
Hon'ble Barkat Ali Zaidi, J. 

1.According to the prosecution version, Opp. Party No. 3 informant Smt. Mamta Sharma was married to applicant no.1 Anil Sharma of Ajmer on 3.3.1995 and she was cordially treated for about two and a half month by her husband and in-laws. Thereafter, she came to Agra to her parents from where on her return to her in laws as alleged , she found her husband and in laws quite indifferent to her, they raised demands of cash of Rs. 50,000/-, a T.V., a V.C.R. and a Scooter from her and started coercing her to fulfil their demands. Her husband his, mother Bhagwan Devi applicant no. 6, brothers applicant Nos. 3,4,5 and 2 Shiv Dutt, Suresh , Rajendra and Shiv Nath, applicant Nos. 7,8 & 9 Anita Vinita and Sunita , wives of Shiv Dutt, Suresh and Rajendra respectively and husband's sister applicant no. 11 Tulsi Devi and her husband applicant no.10 Luxmi Narain used to beat and harass her. It is also alleged that On 8.2.1997, all the accused made an abortive bid to kill her by sprinkling oil. Thereafter, they all turned her out from their house. One Sri Mahesh Chandra Goel of Ajmer , one of the friends of the father of the complainant sent her by bus to Agra. Her parents alongwith other relatives, thereafter, went to Ajmer to her husband and in-laws to persuade them but in vain. 
2.It is said that on 8.3.1998 , all the accused came to the house of the complainant at Agra at 7 O'clock in the morning and asked the father of the complainant to fulfil their demands so they could take the complainant, which led to a tussle between the accused and her father. The wives of her husband's elder brothers bit her by the tooth and all the accused beat the complainant. She was rescued by Mohallawalas . She was taken to District Hospital,Agra where she was examined on her injuries, and thereafter she lodged a first information report of the incident on 8.3.1998at Police Station Rakabganj, Agra. The police investigated the case and in the result of investigation the police ( Criminal Case No. 17 of 1998) filed a charge-sheet under Section 498-A, 224 and 506 I.P.C. before Special Chief Judicial Magistrate, Agra who ordered issuance of summons against the applicants. 
3.That is how the applicants have come to this Court under Section 482 Cr.P.C. for termination of proceedings pending against them. 
4.I have heard Sri Sahab Tiwari, advocate for the applicants, Sri M.B. Singh, advocate for the Opp. Party No. 3 Smt. Mamta Sharma and Sri R.S. Maurya, Additional Government Advocate for the State. 

5.The sequence of facts and circumstances as disclosed above, furnishes an inescapable impression that the incident is said to have taken place at Agra, has been introduced only with a view to sue the applicants at the complainant's place in Agra. If we exclude this incident of Marpit, which is said to have taken place at the house of the wife at Agra, the jurisdiction would otherwise, lie at Ajmer because the wife was subjected to cruelty and dowry demand at Ajmer, as has been clearly alleged, in the first information report. 
6.It is obvious and apparent in the circumstances, that the incident at the house of wife at Agra is fictitious, because, it is not comprehensible that other members of the in-laws family will travel down from Ajmer to Agra and indulge in fisticuffs and physical assault. The obvious purpose for introducing this incident is to provide jurisdiction to the Agra Court. 
7.The counsel for the complainant referred to the injury report, which furnishes prima-facie evidence about the occurrence having taken place and about the wife having given a beating. The injury report by the Medical Officer, District Hospital, Agra mentions the following injuries: 
(1) Traumatic swelling 4 cm x 3 cm right side head , 8 cm above right ear. 
(2) Right contused Traumatic swelling 4 cm x 2 cm above right shoulder. 
(3) Multiple red abraded contusion 3 cm x 3cm front of right forearm in middle. 
(4) Red contusion 3 cm x 3.5cm , left thigh upper part. 
(5) Complaint of pain front & back of chest. 
8.It will appear that all these injuries are of simple in nature, and in these circumstances arising in the case, mere existence of such simple injuries on the person of the wife , cannot be considered sufficient evidence for furnishing an inference, that the incident of this nature alleged by the information wife , took place at her house. 
9.The whole story about the aforesaid incident of physical assault having taken place at the house of wife at Agra is, in the circumstances, manifestly forged and fabricated, and, as mentioned above, has been introduced with an intention to provide jurisdiction to Agra Court. 
10.There is also on record copy of the certificate of the railway authority that the applicant no.1 husband was on duty on the day when the aforesaid occurrence is said to have taken place at the house of the wife at Agra. 
11.It may also be mentioned that the introduction of 10 other persons besides the husband in the first information report, is itself indicative of an intention on the part of the wife, to exert pressure on the husband, with a view to subjugate him. It is difficult to visualise so many persons being involved in harassing the wife and they seem to have been implicated with the aforesaid ulterior motive. 
12.The Supreme Court has itself warned on the tendency on behalf of married lady in case of dowry demand to implicate other in-laws unnecessarily, only with a view to coerce the husband into submission. Reference may be made in this case to the case of Sushil Kumar Sharma Vs. Union of India and others, 2005 S.C.C. ( Crl.) 1473 . 
13.It becomes , therefore, clear that the wife has no qualms in implicating innocent persons and introducing false episode. 
14.Since it has been held that no such incident of physical assault is likely to have taken place at Agra, the courts at Agra will have no jurisdiction to deal with the case and jurisdiction will lie in the court at Ajmer. 
15.In the result, petition is allowed and the proceedings in Criminal Case No. 17 of 1998 under Sections 498-A,224 and 506 I.P.C., pending in the Court of Special Chief Judicial Magistrate, Agra are terminated. 
Dated: 06.04.2007 
1240 /1999 n.u. 



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LAXMINARAYAN - Sr Advocate. ( solve problems in criminal cases.     14 January 2016

Very good judgment. Please give date when it was decided.


It is the skill of the advocate who after proper study presents the matter before court for such results.

Vidya (ss)     14 January 2016

Yes Mrs.Renuka chowdary is 100℅ right. I myself in same condition. Successfuly finished 4 years not even quash pitition admited. But lukely got stay for my family members by sepnding lot of money. here I am happy that,1. as I was not committed for any crime and to make them true I didn't compromise ( my ego not hurted). she said young blood not entertaining legal money feeding many professionals..I am proud of it. 3. Finally I and my family lost a lot by these my turn to make b*tch loose her much as I can...

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