N.Ashaiah & Ors  INSC 1957 (17 November 2008)
JURISDICTION CRIMINAL APPEAL NO. 1837 OF 2008 (Arising out of S.L.P.(Crl.)
No.4384/2006) G.N. Naidu ...Appellant Versus N. Ashaiah & Ors.
...Respondents ORDER None appears for respondent Nos.1 to 6, though served.
Appellant before us
is a complainant who alleges offences punishable under Sections 468, 471 and
420 IPC, stating that the respondent Nos.1 to 6 had forged and fabricated
documents enabling them allegedly to grab the property of the appellant.
By the impugned
judgment, the High Court has quashed the complaint arising from F.I.R. in Crime
No.325 of 2002 only on the ground that earlier the respondents had instituted a
Civil Suit in which they obtained an injunction. In our view, the High Court
had erred in setting aside the complaint on the above ground. It appears that
the High Court had assumed that the dispute between the parties was of a civil
nature. In our view, the High Court has committed that error.
-2- Consequently, the
impugned judgment is set aside and the said F.I.R. in Crime No.325 of 2002
shall stand revived for investigation in accordance with law.
Criminal Appeal is
(B. SUDERSHAN REDDY)
ITEM NO.66 COURT NO.5
SECTION II SUPREME COURT OF INDIA RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS Petition(s) for Special
Leave to Appeal (Crl) No(s).4384/2006 (From the judgement and order dated
17/03/2006 in CRLP No.2867/2002 of the HIGH COURT OF A.P. AT HYDERABAD)
G.N.NAIDU Petitioner(s) VERSUS N.ASHAIAH & ORS Respondent(s) (With appln(s)
for stay and office report) Date: 17/11/2008 This Petition was called on for
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE
S.H. KAPADIA HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE B. SUDERSHAN REDDY For Petitioner(s) Mr. P.S.
Mr. M. Gireesh Kumar,
Mr. Avijeet Kr. Lala,
Mr. Khwairakpam Nobin
No.7: Mrs. D. Bharathi Reddy, Adv.
UPON hearing counsel
the Court made the following ORDER None appears for respondent Nos.1 to 6,
Criminal Appeal is
allowed in terms of the signed order.