Mandeep Devi Vs.
State of Uttaranchal & Ors  INSC 31 (9 January 2009)
JURISDICTION WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO. 152 OF 2006 MANDEEP DEVI ... APPELLANT(S)
This petition under
Article 32 of the Constitution of India has been filed, inter alia, for
quashing a criminal proceeding arising out of a criminal case registered as
Case Crime No. 417/2006, at P.S. Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand, against the
husband of the petitioner and her relatives.
It is stated before
us by the learned counsel for the State that a writ petition for the
aforementioned purpose has already been filed before the Uttarakhand High
Court. We are, therefore, not inclined to quash the proceedings.
However, we may place
on record that the learned counsel for the petitioner submitted that there is a
possibility that the father of the petitioner would amicably settle the dispute
between the parties, as the petitioner has given birth to a child on 5.10.2006.
-2- We would further
observe that in the event there is any threat or danger to the lives of the
petitioner or her husband, they may file an appropriate application before the
Superintendent of Police, West Champaran, Bihar, who, we are sure, would take
appropriate action as may be found to be necessary in the facts and
circumstances of the case.
The writ petition is
dismissed with the aforementioned observation and direction.
(Dr. MUKUNDAKAM SHARMA)