|SC of INDIA|
2018-04-02Criminal Appeal No 573 of 2018J. A.K.SikriThesima Begam vs State of Tamil NaduIPC 482, IPC 498
HC Canít Refuse Quashing of Proceedings Merely on the Ground That Trial has Already Begun SC
In view of the aforesaid stand taken by the complainant herself, we see no justifiable reason for the Investigating Officer to rope in the appellants as well in the chargesheet. Interestingly, even in the chargesheet submitted by the Investigating Officer, she has very categorically stated that insofar as appellants are concerned, they were living in foreign country. Inspite thereof, the Investigating officer filed chargesheet against all the persons including the appellants, mechanically and without application of mind.
We, accordingly, allow this appeal and quash the chargesheet insofar as appellants are oncerned.The appeal stands disposed of.DOWNLOAD | GOOGLE DOCS | VIEW