354 IPC FIR cannot be quashed even if a settlement had been arrived at between the parties
Vinay Kumar Vs Govt of NCT of Delhi and Anr
Crl. MC No. 174 of 2019
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The High Court dismissed a petition seeking quashing of FIR filed for the offences punishable under Sections 354, 354-A, 506 and 34 IPC.
Petitioner sought quashing of FIR on the basis of settlement reached between the parties. It was brought to Court’s notice that the trial court had also recorded the fact of settlement between the parties.
The High Court noted that allegations levelled against the petitioner related to outraging the modesty of woman. Also the incident in question was not explained by the petitioner. Furthermore, the court noted that the trial court in its order simply recorded that settlement had been arrived at between the parties. It was categorically observed, “Such crude settlements are not acceptable, as it will send a wrong signal to society.” The Court was of the considered opinion that the present was not a fit case to quash the FIR in question on basis of such crude settlement.Thus, the petition was dismissed; however, the Court refrained from commenting on merits of the case.
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