In an unique Order, the Delhi High Court has quashed a First Information Report (FIR) against a man, Vikas Bohat, on the condition that he assists the Delhi Traffic Police at a traffic signal for 30 days.

Justice Navin Chawla passed the order, quashing the FIR registered against Bohat under various provisions of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), including outraging the modesty of a woman, criminal intimidation, and insulting modesty.

"FIR No. 0182/2018 registered at Police Station: Preet Vihar, East Delhi under Sections 354/506/509 of the IPC and all consequential proceedings emanating therefrom against the petitioner are quashed, subject to the condition that the petitioner shall assist the Traffic Police at a traffic signal where he may be deputed by the DCP Traffic, East District, for a period of 30 days," the Court ordered.

As part of the condition, Bohat is required to report to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic) for duty at a designated traffic signal. Upon completion of the 30-day service, the DCP Traffic will issue a certificate, which Bohat must submit to the Court within two months.

"He shall report to the DCP Traffic for rendering the assistance at a traffic signal assigned to him. At the end of the aforesaid period of 30 days, the DCP Traffic shall issue a certificate to the petitioner, which the petitioner shall thereafter file before this Court within a period of two months from today. If such a certificate is not filed, the Registry shall place this matter before this Court for further directions," the Court said in its Order dated April 16.

Bohat had approached the Court, seeking the quashing of the FIR. It was revealed during the proceedings that Bohat and the complainant had reached an amicable settlement.

Considering the settlement and the complainant's decision not to pursue the case further, the Court deemed it unnecessary to continue with the proceedings, as it would only escalate tensions between the parties and burden the state exchequer. "Keeping in view the fact that the respondent no. 2 does not wish to pursue her complaint any further, as also the Settlement arrived at between the parties, I find that no useful purpose shall be served in continuing with the proceedings of the present FIR as it would create further acrimony between the parties and will be an unnecessary burden on the State exchequer," the Court said.

Accordingly, the criminal miscellaneous complaint was allowed.

Cause Title: Vikas Bohat v. State of NCT of Delhi & Ors.


Petitioner: Advocates Nitesh Mehra, Angel Bhardwaj, Sanjeev Vashisht, Hitaakshi Mehra, Hazel Bhardwaj, Nipun Gupta, Harsh Gupta,

Respondent: Advocate Aman Usman (APP)

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