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AFR CourtNo.-84 Case:-CRIMINALREVISIONNo.-1629of2021 Revisionist:-VidyaNandYadav OppositeParty:-StateofU.P. CounselforRevisionist:-AkhileshSingh,ShivamYadav CounselforOppositeParty:-G.A. Hon'bleDr.YogendraKumarSrivastava,J. 1.HeardSriShivamYadav,learnedcounselfortherevisionistandSriPankajSaxena,learnedAdditionalGovernmentAdvocate-IappearingalongwithMs.SushmaSoni,learnedAdditionalGovernmentAdvocatefortheState-oppositeparty. 2.Presentcriminalrevisionhasbeenpreferredseekingtoset-asidetheorderdated7.7.2021,passedbytheChiefJudicialMagistrate,KushinagaratPadrauna,wherebytheapplicationfiledbyrevisionistunderSection457oftheCodeofCriminalProcedure,19731,forreleaseoftruckseizedunderSection21(4)oftheMinesandMinerals(DevelopmentandRegulation)Act,19572,hasbeenrejected. 3.Pleadingsofthecaseindicatethatthevehicleownedbytherevisionist,atruckcarryinggitti(aminormineral),wasseizedbytheMinesInspector,Kushinagaron19.4.2021,andareportwasforwardedtotheDistrictOfficerforfurtherproceedingsunderRule74oftheUttarPradeshMinorMinerals(Concession)Rules,19633.TherevisionistclaimstohaveapproachedtheDistrictOfficerandthereafterhefiledanapplicationunderSection457oftheCodebeforetheChiefJudicialMagistrate,KushinagaratPadrauna,on3.6.2021,seekingreleaseofthevehicle.TheChiefJudicialMagistrate,aftercallingforareportfromtheMinesInspector,passedanorderon7.7.2021,rejectingtheapplicationfiledunderSection457oftheCode. 4.Learnedcounselforrevisionisthassoughttoassailtheaforesaidorderdated7.7.2021,passedbytheChiefJudicialMagistrate,byseekingtocontendthatsincethevehicleoftherevisionisthadbeenseized,learnedMagistratehascommittedanerrorinrejectingtheapplicationseekingreleaseofthevehicle,despitethenecessarypowersinregardtothesamebeingavailableunderSection457oftheCode.ItissubmittedthatorderpassedbytheMagistrateisbasedonnon-applicationofmindandisillegalandunsustainable.Learnedcounselfurthersubmitsthatthevehicle,whichislyingwiththeauthorities,isliabletobereleased.Insupportofhissubmissions,learnedcounselhasplacedrelianceuponthedecisionsinthecaseofSunderbhaiAmbalalDesaivs.StateofGujarat4,RajendraSinghvs.StateofU.P.andOthers5,Smt.SudhaKesarwanivs.StateofU.P.andAnother6,andSmt.ManuDevivs.StateofU.P.andOthers7. 5.LearnedAdditionalGovernmentAdvocate-Ihascontrovertedtheaforesaidcontentionbysubmittingthatthevehicle/truckinquestion,ofwhichtherevisionistclaimsownership,wasinterceptedwhileillegallytransportinggitti(aminormineral)andwasseizedbytheMinesInspectoron19.4.2021,inexerciseofpowersunderSection21(4)oftheMMDRActandareportwasforwardedtotheDistrictOfficerforinitiationofproceedingsunderRule74oftheConcessionRules.Inthemeantime,therevisionistsubmittedanapplicationdated23.4.2021totheDistrictMagistrate,seekingcompoundingoftheoffence,andanorderdated28.05.2021waspasseddirectingtherevisionisttodeposittherequisiteamounttowardscompoundingfeeaspertherelevantGovernmentOrder,whereuponthecompoundingwastobemadeandthereleaseofthevehiclewouldhavefollowed.IthasbeenpointedoutthattherevisionistdidnotdeposittherequisitecompoundingfeeandmovedanapplicationunderSection457oftheCode,beforetheChiefJudicialMagistrate,whichhasbeenrightlyrejectedasbeingnotentertainable. 6.LearnedAdditionalGovernmentAdvocate-IpointsoutthattherevisionisthavingappliedforcompoundingandanorderhavingalsobeenpassedthereonbytheDistrictMagistrate,incasehewasaggrieved,itwasopentohimtoavailthestatutoryremedyoffilinganappealunderRule77andthereafterarevisionunderRule78oftheConcessionRules.ItissubmittedthatthenecessaryingredientsforinvocationofpowersunderSection457oftheCodehavingnotbeenmadeout,theMagistratehasrightlyrefusedtoentertainthesaidapplication. 7.Thequestion,thus,fallsforconsiderationisastowhetheratthestagewherethevehiclehasbeenseizedinexerciseofpowersunderSection21(4)oftheMMDRActwithanorderhavingbeenpasseduponanapplicationseekingcompoundingoftheoffence,andnocomplainthavingbeenmadebythepersonauthorisedbeforethejurisdictionalMagistrate,theprovisionsunderSection457oftheCode,seekingreleaseofthevehicle,couldhavebeeninvoked. 8.Inordertoappreciatetherivalcontentionsontheaforesaidlegalissue,therelevantstatutoryprovisionsundertheMMDRAct,whichisanActtoprovideforthedevelopmentandregulationof
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