DINESH CHANDRA BUDHLAKOTI S/O SHRI BHUWAN CHANDRA BUDHLAKOTI R/O VILLAGE PANGOOT (BUDHLAKOT) PATTI PAADLI TEHSIL KOSIYAKUTOLI DISTRICT NAINITAL Vs. STATE OF UTTARAKHAND THROUGH SECRETARY HOME, DEHRADUN,
HIGH COURT OF UTTARAKHAND
Dinesh Chandra Budhlakoti S/O Shri Bhuwan Chandra Budhlakoti R/O Village Pangoot (Budhlakot) Patti Paadli Tehsil Kosiyakutoli District Nainital
State Of Uttarakhand Through Secretary Home, Dehradun,
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Prafulla C. Pant, J. -
(1.) HEARD . By means of this petition moved under section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (for short Cr.P.C.) the petitioner has sought quashing of the proceedings of criminal case no. 52 of 2012, State vs. Dinesh Chand, relating to offences punishable under section 420, 452, 504, 506 IPC, Patwari Circle Padli, pending in the court of Judicial Magistrate, Nainital.
(2.) LEARNED counsel for the petitioner submitted that petitioner has committed no offence. It is further submitted that after the petitioner, Village Pradhan, declined to allow to tap the water from the village by the complainant who was running a resort, a false criminal case has been got initiated against him. However, on going through the entire petition it appears that the factual defences have been raised by the petitioner in support of his plea that he is innocent. Such factual pleas which require evidence of the parties cannot be examined by this Court in its jurisdiction under section 482 of Cr.P.C. It is for the trial court to examine such pleas after recording evidence of the parties. In the above circumstances, without expressing any opinion as to final merits of the case pending before the trial court, the petition under section 482 Cr.P.C., is dismissed summarily with the observation that if the petitioner Dinesh Chandra Budhlakoti surrenders before the court concerned his bail application shall be heard and disposed of without unreasonable delay keeping in mind the defences he has taken as mentioned above.;
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