Haryana High Court Disposes of Petition Following Settlement Between the Parties

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In the case of Jagdish and Another v. State of Haryana, the Petitioner filed the petition under Section 482 Cr. P. C. for quashing of complaint which was registered against him under Sections 138 and 142 of the Negotiable Instruments Act. Vide the Court’s order, Justice Raj Mohan Singh ordered for the disposal of the said matter.

Brief Facts

The main fact of the case was that under Section 174-A, of IPC, an FIR was registered against the Petitioner. This FIR stated that he was a proclaimed offender. The case was thus pending before the Court. On 9th April 2019, the notice was in motion. However, the Petitioner proved his bona fide intention and showed the original demand draft of the cheque amount. The Court for recording purposes retained the photocopy of the demand draft.

Arguments before the Court

The Respondent contended that he and the other party settled their disputes on the amount of Rs. 59,000/-. The Petitioner also submitted his acceptance of the settlement amount. The Petitioner went for a revalidated demand draft. The Respondent accepted the revalidated demand draft and pleaded that the proceedings against the Petitioner be quashed. The state counsel contended that the offence was one that was compoundable. Thus, the settlement between the Petitioner and Complainant is valid. The Counsel prayed that the Court grant directions accordingly.

Court’s Decision

The Court observed that facts and circumstances of the case and ordered for the disposal of the matter. Further, the Court stated that the aforesaid order was subject to the realization of the settlement amount by the Complainant.


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