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Delhi HC Invokes Inherent Power of The Court Under CrPC To Grant Anticipatory Bail In SC/ST Act [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 1 Jun 2020 8:37pm

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A Single Judge Bench of Justice Asha Menon of the Delhi High Court while allowing interim relief to a person accused under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, granted interim relief to the accused, but at the same time rejected the prayer of quashing the FIR. The order to this effect was passed on May 30. 2020. `

Background of the Case: 

The petitioner had filed an application for quashing of FIR under Section 482 (it grants inherent power on High Court to prevent abuse of the process of any Court or to secure the ends of justice) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. The FIR was registered under Sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC, 1860 and Sections 3(1)(r) and 3(1)(s) of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 (the SC & ST Act).

The petitioner contended that the FIR was prompted by enmity as the complainant was annoyed with the petitioner for having complained against him for diverting food meant for the poor to the Mittal Gardens for consumption by animals. on May 04, 2020, the petitioner had informed the DM (South) on WhatsApp about this illegal and clandestine transport of food by the complainant Ajay Kumar who was known to him as Ajay Mathur. A video that had been taken at Mittal Gardens was also circulated to the DM (South) through WhatsApp.… Continue Reading...


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