Indian Penal Code, 1860
Sections 420, 468, 471 & 120B—Cheating and forgery—Magistrate rejected closure report and directed further investigation—Quashing of FIR sought on the basis of settlement between parties—FIR is a result of claim of one party to a larger share in the property of deceased, who had a close relationship with both, the petitioner as well as the second respondent—Civil litigation has come to an end on the basis of the settelement—Second respondent informed the police of the settlement and her desire to withdraw her complaint—Settlement has been acted upon to her benefit—Such a settlement deserves recognition even by the courts—In the light of the settlement between the parties, there is no purpose left in continuing with investigation or any further proceedings qua the FIR—FIR quashed. [Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, Section 482]
[Paras 15 to 19]
Decision : Appeal allowed