Punjab & Haryana High Court: No useful purpose can be served by keeping the Criminal Proceedings pending

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Justice Sudip Ahluwalia, in the case of Mayur Singla And Anr vs State of Punjab And Anr on 14 April 2020, disposed of the application for allowing the prayer for proponent and the date of hearing to the same date itself.

In the petition, the petitioners, are the accused in F.I.R under Sections 420467468 and 471 of the Indian Penal Code, registered at Police Station Kotwali Bathinda, District Bathinda. They have prayed for quashing of the F.I.R. with all subsequent proceedings, based on a compromise between parties.

Submissions before the Court

With the intervention of respectable and elderly people of the society, the complainant has arrived at a settlement with the accused vide a compromise, which is duly signed by him. The matter was referred to the Court below for recording of statements of the parties and to report with respect to genuineness of the compromise arrived at between the parties.

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The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bathinda, vide report, has apprised the Court that the compromise arrived at between the parties is genuine and without any pressure.  Respondent No.2, represented by his Counsel, didn’t oppose the same.

Court’s Decision

In view of the report of the Chief Judicial Magistrate, Bathinda, and given the decisions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Gian Singh v. The state of Punjab and Another and Narinder Singh and Others v. State of Punjab and Another, the Court believes that since the complainant has himself compromised the dispute with the petitioners/accused, in such circumstances, the present petition is allowed with all consequential proceedings arising therefrom, is hereby quashed qua the present petitioners.


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