In view of the above order permitting the petitioners to continue with the business of Pisciculture in the said pond, the FIR lodged by the local BL & LRO becomes redundant. The Writ Court also directed the Police Authority to visit the said water body from time to time only for the purpose of ascertaining as to whether or not the petitioners are filling up the water body in question.

Disapprobation of governmental inaction cannot be branded as an attempt to promote hatred between different communities. Free speech of the citizens of this country cannot be stifled by implicating them in criminal cases, unless such speech has the tendency to affect public order. The sequitur of above analysis of the Facebook post made by the Appellant is that no case is made out against the Appellant for an offence under Section 153 A and 505 (1) (c) IPC.

By her Judgment dated 13/09/2019, Hon’ble Justice Madhumati Mitra of Calcutta High Court held the following while withdrew interim protection : A conjoint reading of Section 160 and 161 of the Code of Criminal Procedure would reveal that the Police Officer making an investigation has the authority to examine any person who is supposed to be acquainted with the facts […]

section 295A does not penalise any and every act of insult to or attempt to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens but it penalises only those acts of insults to or those varieties of attempts to insult the religion or the religious beliefs of a class of citizens which are perpetrated with the deliberate and malicious intention of outraging the religious feelings of that class. Insults to religion offered unwittingly or carelessly or without any deliberate or malicious intention to outrage the religious feelings of that class do not come within the sanction.

In State of Haryana v. Ch.Bhajan Lal, (1992) 1 Suppl. SCC 335, this Court has exhaustively considered after having referred to a number of decisions, the limitations in exercising the powers under Article 226 of the Constitution or under Section 482, Cr. P.C. to quash the criminal proceedings at the stage of F. I. R. with a view to prevent […]

KEYWORD:-Notice before investigation- LETTER ROGATORY- AIR 1993 SC 1082 : (1992) 3 Suppl. SCR 594 : (1993) 4 Suppl. SCC 154 : JT 1992 Suppl. SC 255 : (1992) 3 SCALE 396 : (1993) CriLJ SC 859 (SUPREME COURT OF INDIA) Union of India and another Appellant Versus W.N. Chadha Respondent (Before: S. Ratnavel Pandian And K. Jayachandra Reddy, JJ.) […]

KEYWORDS:- Quashing FIR DATE:- APRIL 09, 2018- High Court has prematurely quashed the FIR without proper investigation being conducted by the Police. Further, it is no more res integra that Section 482 of CrPC has to be utilized cautiously while quashing the FIR. This court in a catena of cases has quashed FIR only after it comes to a conclusion that […]

The condition precedent to the commencement of investigation under S.157 of the Code is that the F.I.R. must disclose, prima facie, that a cognizable offence has been committed. It is wrong to suppose that the police have an unfettered discretion to commence investigation under S.157 of the Code. Their right of inquiry is conditioned by the existence of reason to suspect the commission of a cognizable offence and they cannot, reasonably, have reason so to suspect unless the F.I.R., prima facie, discloses the commission of such offence.

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