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Scope of Writ Jurisdiction Under Article 226 of the Constitution of India is Much Larger Than the Scope of Section 438 Cr.P.C:Allahabad High Court

Lawstreet Journal 25 Dec 2020 2:42am

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The High Court of Allahabad held that for constituting an offence of abetment of suicide under Section 306 Indian Penal Code, 1860 there must be a proof of direct or indirect act of incitement leading to commission of suicide.

The petition was brought up before Allahabad high Court against the impugned F.I.R. lodged under Sections 147, 323, 504, 506 and 306 I.P.C., Police Station Bakshi Ka Talaab, District Lucknow.

Petitioner Contention:

Learned Counsel appearing for petitioner contended that:

  • The petitioner is the sister of the wife of the deceased i.e. his sisterin-law and has been living a married life separately in Sitapur.
  • That perusal of the recital made in the impugned F.I.R., in fact the case under Section 306 I.P.C. is not made out inasmuch as that except general allegation of harassment against the petitioner, there is no specific mention of any act direct or indirect of inciting the deceased to commit suicide.
  • For petitioner it was further submitted that in connecting matter co-accused already granted bail by a Division Bench of this court

Respondent Contention:

Per Contra, Learned Counsel for Complainant vehemently opposed the submission of petitioner as follows: 

  • That There are allegations against the petitioner and other family members and it is on account of the harassment meted out to the deceased that he committed suicide
  • That the F.I.R. clearly discloses the commission of offence under Section 306 I.P.C, 1860.
  • He further added that anticipatory bail moved by the petitioner has been rejected by this Court

Learned A.G.A. also opposed the prayer made in the petition.

Court Findings:

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