NALLAPAREDDY SRIDHAR REDDY Vs. STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH
LAWS(SC)-2020-1-50
SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
Decided on January 21,2020

Nallapareddy Sridhar Reddy Appellant
VERSUS
STATE OF ANDHRA PRADESH Respondents


Cited Judgements :-

N. P. HAMZA VS. STATE OF KERALA [LAWS(KER)-2021-2-40] [REFERRED TO]
JITENDER KUMAR VS. STATE OF H.P. [LAWS(HPH)-2021-5-20] [REFERRED TO]
SANJIV RAJENDRA BHATT VS. STATE OF GUJARAT [LAWS(GJH)-2021-8-90] [REFERRED TO]
ANANDA VS. STATE OF KARNATAKA [LAWS(KAR)-2022-6-25] [REFERRED TO]
N.SYAMASUNDARA NAIDU VS. V.DAKSHINAMOORTHY [LAWS(MAD)-2022-6-21] [REFERRED TO]


JUDGEMENT

DHANANJAYA Y.CHANDRACHUD,J. - (1.)This appeal arises from the judgment of a Single Judge of the High Court of Andhra Pradesh dated 6 March 2019. A revision petition Criminal Revision Case no 2712 of 2017 filed by the fourth respondent against an order of the Additional Junior Civil Judge, Sattenapalli was allowed and directions were issued for the framing of charges against the appellant under Sections 406 and 420 of the Indian Penal Code 1860 "IPC".
(2.)On 10 March 2011, a First Information Report "FIR" was lodged by the fourth respondent, who is the father-in-law of the appellant, alleging that the appellant and the members of his family had harassed his daughter with demands for money and transfer of land in their names. The FIR recites that the appellant and the daughter of the fourth respondent got married in 2003. Allegedly, in 2006 the appellant and his family refused to take the complainant's daughter to the United Kingdom where her husband was staying unless her Stridhana property was transferred in their names.
(3.)On 30 June 2012, a charge-sheet was filed against the appellant and his parents for offences under Section 498A of the IPC along with Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act 1961 "Dowry Prohibition Act". The investigating officer, upon receipt of additional information about the commission of other offences by the appellant, obtained permission from the Trial Court for further investigation. Based on the statements of various witnesses under Section 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, "CrPC" with respect to the appellant raising a demand of Rs 5,00,000/- for securing a job for the complainant's daughter as a doctor in the United Kingdom, an additional charge-sheet was filed on 12 April 2013 in respect of the alleged commission of offences under Sections 406 and 420 of the IPC. The Trial Court framed charges against the appellant only for offences mentioned in the original charge-sheet dated 30 June 2012 under Section 498A of the IPC along with Sections 3 and 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act. The trial commenced and after the recording of evidence and conclusion of arguments, the case was reserved for judgment on 13 February 2017.
;


Click here to view full judgement.
Copyright © Regent Computronics Pvt.Ltd.