The case of Rajendra Bhagat v. State of Jharkhand & Anr. involves the conviction of the husband under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code for subjecting his wife to cruelty. The High Court confirmed the conviction while reducing the sentence after the parties entered into a settlement and resolved their marital disputes, and are leading a happy conjugal life. The Supreme Court held that the High Court should have accepted the settlement and quashed all the proceedings against the appellant, and to meet the ends of justice, it adopted the course of accepting the settlement.

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Sanjiv Narang Adv. is an Advocate on Record in the Supreme Court of India. His qualifications include an LLB from University of Delhi and a Masters degree in Personnel Management from Panjab University,Chandigarh.In his more than 3 decades of experience, he has practiced law at the District, High Court and Supreme Court levels.He also has more than a decade of experience in the field of Management. He is the author of two books namely Laws for Women in India and Innovation, Why What and How.