Raj Bhakhari Vs. Sona Bandhu & ANR  INSC 392 (7 March 2008)
CJI K. G. Balakrishnan & R. V. Raveendran
O R D E R TRANSFER PETITION (CRL.) No. 21 OF 2005 Heard learned counsel for
the petitioner as well as second respondent. Though, notice was served on the
first respondent, he has not chosen to appear.
2. The petitioner seeks transfer of the complaint case by the first
respondent against him alleging cheating, filed before the Court of Judicial
Magistrate, First Class, Betia, District West Champaran, Bihar. The petitioner
alleges that he is a permanent resident of New Delhi and has never gone to Bihar.
Petitioner alleges that the first respondent has lodged a false case against
him, at the instance of second respondent. Second respondent denies the said
3. Without expressing any opinion on the merits of the case, we order that
the Complaint Case No.2484-C/2004 titled Sona Bandhu Sil vs. Shiv Raj Bhakhari,
pending in the Court of Judicial Magistrate, First Class, Betia, District West Champaran
(Bihar), shall stand transferred to the Court of Chief Judicial Magistrate,
4. The Transfer Petition is allowed accordingly.
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