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AFR CourtNo.-84 Case:-APPLICATIONU/S482No.-19576of2020 Applicant:-RamBahal OppositeParty:-StateofU.P.andAnother CounselforApplicant:-ArvindSingh,RoopeshKumarMishra CounselforOppositeParty:-G.A. Hon'bleDr.YogendraKumarSrivastava,J. 1.HeardSriArvindSingh,learnedcounselfortheapplicantandSriVinodKant,learnedAdditionalAdvocateGeneral appearingalongwithSriPankajSaxena,learnedAdditionalGovernmentAdvocate-IandSriArvindKumar,learnedAdditional GovernmentAdvocatefortheState-oppositeparties. 2.ThepresentapplicationunderSection482CrPChasbeenfiledseekingtoquashthecharge-sheetno.19of2019dated 30.05.2019andcognizanceorderdated27.08.2020alongwithentireproceedingsofCaseNo.6772of2020(StateVs. DineshSharmaandothers)underSection4,21oftheMinesandMinerals(DevelopmentandRegulation)Act,19571read withRules3,57,70ofUttarPradeshMinorMinerals(Concession)Rules,19632andSections379,411IndianPenalCode3, PoliceStationChopan,DistrictSonebhadraarisingoutofCaseCrimeNo.274of2018pendinginthecourtofChiefJudicial Magistrate,Sonebhadra. 3.Theprincipalgroundwhichissoughttoberaisedinordertoraiseachallengetotheproceedingsisthattheprovisions underSections21and22oftheMinesandMinerals(DevelopmentandRegulation)Act,1957wouldoperateasabaragainst initiationofproceedingsbyregistrationofanFIRinrespectofallegationsconstitutingoffencesunderthePenalCode.Ithas beencontendedthattheapplicantcannotbeprosecutedandpunishedforthesameoffenceundertwoenactmentsnamely theMMDRActandtheIndianPenalCodeasthesamewouldbebarredbyapplyingtheruleagainstdoublejeopardy.Ithas beenfurtherurgedthatinrespectoftheoffence,ifatallcommitted,cognizancewouldhavebeentakenundertheMMDRAct, thattooonthebasisofacomplainttobefiledunderSection22byanauthorizedofficer. 4.LearnedAdditionalAdvocateGeneralsubmitsthatthebarunderSection22oftheActwouldapplyonlyinrespectof offencespunishableundertheMMDRActandnotinrespectofoffencesundertheprovisionsoftheIndianPenalCode.He accordinglysubmitsthattheinitiationofproceedingsbylodgingofanFIRcannotbesaidtobeprohibitedunderlaw.Further submissionisthattheFIRhavingbeenlodgedfordistinctoffencesunderthePenalCodeandMMDRAct,thereisnoillegality ininitiationofthecriminalproceedingspursuantthereto.ItispointedoutthattheStateGovernmenthasauthorizedallthe DistrictMagistrates/DistrictMinesOfficers,intheStateofUttarPradesh,forthepurposesofinitiatingprosecutionunder Section22oftheMMDRActandRule74oftheConcessionRules. 5.Thequestionwhichthusfallsforconsiderationiswithregardtothescopeandapplicabilityofthebarcontainedunder Section22oftheMMDRActandastowhethertheprovisionsunderthesectionwouldoperateasabaragainstinitiationof proceedingsalsoinrespectofoffencesunderthePenalCode.Theotherquestionwouldbeastowhatwouldbethestage whentheMagistratecanbesaidtohavetakencognizancesoastoattractthebarunderSection22oftheMMDRAct. 6.Inordertoappreciatetherivalcontentions,therelevantprovisionsundertheMMDRActmaybeadvertedto,andthesame areasfollows:-
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