Tag Archives: cognizable

Arrests cannot be made in a routine manner: SC

Expressing concerns over the misuse of the law to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives, the Supreme Court of India said that the arrests cannot be made in a … Continue reading

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Police officer bound to register FIR upon receiving information relating to commission of cognizable offence: SC

A Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court of India held that a police officer is bound to register a First Information Report (FIR) upon receiving any information relating to commission of a cognizable offence under the Code of Criminal Procedure, … Continue reading

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Court can take cognizance of non-cognizable offence on a police report: SC

The Supreme Court of India cleared that if a complaint contains allegations about commission of offence under Section 498A (Husband or relative of husband of a woman subjecting her to cruelty) of the Indian Penal Code (“IPC”) which is a … Continue reading

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