DHARAMPAL Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND (AT: NAINITAL)
STATE OF UTTARAKHAND
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(1.) It is pertinent to mention that none turned up on
behalf of respondent no. 2 despite sufficient service upon him
so this Court rendered hearing to learned counsel for the
applicants and learned Brief Holder for the State.
(2.) By means of this petition under Section 482
Cr.P.C. a prayer has been advanced to quash the order of
cognizance dated 23.10.2007 passed by Additional Chief
Judicial Magistrate, Haridwar in Criminal Complaint Case No.
995 of 2007 titled as Yashpal Vs. Dharampal and another. It has
also been prayed to quash the entire proceedings of the said
(3.) The facts qua controversy are that Puja, daughter
of applicants Dharampal and Sunita, was espoused with
private respondent no. 2 Yashpal in early 2006. After a couple
of months, differences cropped up between two families on the
question of dowry and Puja faced tyrannical and atrocious
conduct at the hands of her husband Yashpal as well as other
members of the matrimonial house. There was a demand of Rs.
15,000/-, in cash, besides a motorcycle and colour TV. She was
cruelly dealt with by all the members of matrimonial home,
who were having voracious demand of dowry, as stated
hereinabove. All persuasions went in vain. On 15.07.2007 at
about 09.00 p.m. Yashpal along with his father Vikram, mother
Vimla Devi and sisters-in-law Meenu and Savita came to the
house of applicants and left Puja. All attempts made by
applicants to woo the accused persons could not yield any
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