Yes! the Highcourt can quash section 498 A criminal proceedings using its inherent powers u/s 482 Cr.P.c as these are predominantly family disputes ALTHOUGH THEY ARE NON COMPUNDABLE UNLESS THEY AR EMADE COMPUNDABE AND BY THE COURT USING ITS DISCRETION MAKES THEM COMPOUNDABLE LETTING TH E PARTIES TO ENTTER INTO A FAMILY SETTLEMENT AND IN CASE THESE NON COMPUNDABLE OFFENCES ARE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE i MEAN SECTION 498 A it would defeat the ends of justice uness 498 A proceeedings are quashed. Courts are including the supreme court are liberal in letting the parties arrive at an amicable settlement before quashing section 498 A exercising the Higfhcourt's inherent powers under section 482 Cr.P.C.If you appreciate this answeer please click the thank yoou button on this forum..
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