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No limit on inherent powers of High Court u/s 482 CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India recently clarified that there is no limitation on the inherent power of the High Courts under Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code (“Cr.P.C.”) to accept petitions and the availability of alternative remedy of criminal revision … Continue reading

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Liability of pvt ‘Sting Operator’ on ‘facts & circumstances’: SC

A Large Bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled that liability of the private individual(s) involved in a ‘sting operation’ should be based on the ‘facts and circumstances’ of every case; and hence the Apex Court upheld Delhi High … Continue reading

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Magistrate issuing summons under CrPC can’t recall or review the order: SC

The Supreme Court of India clarified that a Magistrate, after having found sufficient ground for proceeding in case and issuing summons under Section 204 Criminal Procedure Code (“CrPC”), has no jurisdiction to recall or review the order by exercising its … Continue reading

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High Courts can quash criminal proceedings/FIR/complaint under Sec 482 CrPC: SC

The Supreme Court of India again clarified that the High Courts in exercise of their inherent powers under Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code (“Code”) can quash the criminal proceedings or FIR or complaint in appropriate cases in order to … Continue reading

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Power of High Courts u/S 482 CrPC is distinct and different from the power given to a criminal court u/S 320 CrPC: SC

A large Bench of Supreme Court of India clarified that the power of the High Court in quashing a criminal proceeding or FIR or complaint in exercise of its inherent jurisdiction (Section 482 of Criminal Procedure Code [“Code”]) is distinct … Continue reading

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