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FIR will be quashed on cleaning the Yamuna river for a period of 45 days: Delhi High Court

A petition was filed for quashing an FIR, which was registered at the Jaitpur, Delhi police station. The FIR was registered under sections 323(punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341(Punishment for wrongful restraint), 506 (Punishment for criminal intimidation), 509 (Word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 354 (Assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty), 34 (Acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the IPC.

The children of the complainant and the petitioners had a fight and later the parents got involved which led to a heated argument. The nature of injuries has been reported to be “simple” by the MLC. The parties have now arrived at a settlement with their own consent and therefore they had filed the petition to quash the FIR.

The High Court allowed the quashing of the FIR on the condition that all the parties involved have to work with the Delhi Jal Board team and clean the Yamuna river. A certificate will be issued after 45 days which has to be submitted within one week of receipt. They have to report within ten days from the issuance of the order. It was observed:

“FIR…… and proceedings pursuant thereto, if any, are hereby quashed subject to the petitioners and respondents working with Delhi Jal Board Team under the supervision of Member,………. All the petitioners and respondents will report and do the work assigned for cleaning river Yamuna for a period of 45 days. At the end of satisfactory service, the petitioners and respondents will be given a certificate by Delhi Jal Board for Yamuna Cleaning and this certificate by each of the petitioners and respondents must be placed on record within one week of their receipt. It is expected that the petitioners and respondents will help in cleaning Yamuna river with all their sincere efforts and energies.”

It is indeed a unique punishment that will be beneficial for the environment. The case has been listed for compliance on 16th August 2022.

CASE: Mamta Devi and Ors. vs. The State of NCT OF Delhi and Ors.

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