New Delhi (ILNS): When one person sold 450 litres of fake sanitisers to another, the sufferer had filed an FIR against the first. The victim and the cheat later settled their dispute out of court. However, the FIR with Delhi Police survived. The victim and the cheats then filed a petition before the Delhi High Court, requesting that the FIR be quashed since they have already settled their dispute.
The Delhi High Court allowed their plea, but also imposed cost. One petitioner has to pay Rs 50,000 into the Delhi Police Martyrs’ Fund, while the other has been directed to pay Rs 1,00,000 to the Bharat Ke Veer fund. While passing the order, Justice Suresh Kumar Kait noted: “…no useful purpose would be served in prosecuting petitioners any further.”
The Additional Public Prosecutor explained the case as follows: One of the petitioners had been selling fake sanitisers (brand Name Dr Plus), manufactured by another petitioner (VIDHHI Cosmetics). The seller delivered 450 litres of the fake sanitiser to the third petitioner, who was the sufferer in the case. An FIR and a police case ensued.
The prosecutor said that the allegation was serious and if the court wishes to quash the FIR costs may be imposed. All petitioners pleaded that they were poor people, but two of them agreed to pay the fines of Rs 50,000 and Rs 1,00,000, respectively. The third, who said he earns his living by plying an e-rickshaw, was spared any cost by the court.
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