Supreme Court of India
Mukhtar Khan & Ors vs State Of Chattisgarh & Anr on 28 September, 2015Author: …………………..J.
Bench: Kurian Joseph, Arun Mishra
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CRIMINAL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1280 OF 2015
[@ SPECIAL LEAVE PETITION (CRL.) NO. 621 OF 2014]
MUKHTAR KHAN & ORS Petitioner(s)
STATE OF CHATTISGARH & ANR Respondent(s)
J U D G M E N T
Heard the learned counsel appearing for both the sides.
We find that during the pendency of the appeal before this Court, the
husband and the wife have reached a settlement and the terms of settlement
dated 24.04.2015 shall form part of this order.
Since it is not in dispute that the terms of settlement have been
acted upon and that the wife has received the amount in terms of the
settlement, in the interests of justice, we find that the criminal
proceedings between the parties are not to be pursued. Therefore, the
following proceedings are quashed :-
A. Case No. 219 of 2014 filed by the respondent-wife against the
petitioner-husband under Section 125 Cr.P.C. pending before the Family
Court, Raipur, Chhatisgarh.
B. Case No. 1371 of 2013 filed under Domestic Violence Act filed by the
respondent-wife against the petitioner-husband pending before the
Magistrate Court at Raipur, Chhatisgarh.
C. Appeal filed against the decree of divorce filed by the respondent-
wife pending before Family Court, Hamirpur, Utter Pradesh.
D. FIR No. 53 of 2012 dated 04.10.2012, Police Station Mahila Thana,
Raipur and Case No. 188 of 2013 pending in the Raipur Court.
In view of the above directions and the settlement arrived at between
the parties, this appeal is disposed of.
[ KURIAN JOSEPH ]
[ ARUN MISHRA ]
September 28, 2015.