Criminal Law

Quashing of charge sheet for the want of sanction for offence under Section 354B IPC

I am working as an executive officer in the nagar palika. There was some dispute regarding the payment of wages among the sweepers. They were called band and doing dharna pradarshan in the premises of nagar palika. After intervention of the district magistrate they called of their pradarshan and resumed their job. The hartal was lasting for thirty four days. There was no order from the sashan for payment of wages during the hartal period. When those sweepers were demanding salary for the hartal period, I refused. Consequently, one lady sweeper went violent and threatened me in front of the office bearers. Later on she lodged an FIR against me under section 354B IPC. Now charge sheet has been filed against me. This is an another story not necessary to disclose here. When the prosecution requested for granting sanction for prosecution, the competent authority has refused. Despite the refusal charge sheet has admitted and process has been issued against me. I want to quach this proceeding, therefore, contacted some advocates and they suggest to contest the case. Whereas i want to quash this case on the ground of want of sanction. Please help.

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Quashing of FIR against the travel agent

In 2018, I arranged a tour booking for a family to the USA through an agent in the USA. However, due to a medical issue faced by one of the travellers, they requested to postpone the trip. Subsequently, the COVID-19 lockdown occurred, further delaying their travel plans. In 2020, when they expressed a desire to proceed with the tour, I was unable to contact the USA agent. I assured the travellers that I would organise the tour once I secured the necessary funds.
However, in 2022, a family member from their group filed a First Information Report (FIR) against me. I applied for bail in the sessions court, but it was rejected due to inadequate representation by my lawyer. Consequently, I approached the High Court and obtained interim relief. Unfortunately, I made an error by committing to repay the tour amount in instalments through an affidavit, which I was unable to fulfil. As a result, they vacated the interim bail in October 2023, and the case against me is ongoing.
I believe that the case is being unjustly treated as a criminal offence when it is, in fact, a civil matter. I suspect that the opposing party exerted pressure on the police to escalate it to a criminal offence. I am currently facing difficulties as a result of this situation, and I am seeking assistance to have the case quashed in the High Court.

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I called off marriage can my girlfriend initiate legal proceedings?

I was in a romantic relationship with my girlfriend, and we had informed and convinced our parents about our decision to get married. However, when my girlfriend underwent a major abdominal surgery, my parents pressured me to call off the marriage, and I ultimately chose to comply with their wishes. She is very upset and now planning to file criminal case against me. I don’t understand what to do. I feared that there was sexual relationship on the pretext of marriage.

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Village committee has blocked the public road

I am from a village in odisha, India, I have two separate plots which are in my name and they are adjacent to each other and their boundaries joined. In front of both the plots there is government land and in front of that land there is the main road. I have built my home in the first plot and have not done anything in the second plot. My village committee is allowing me only a single passage from my home to the main road but they are blocking the passage to the main road from my second plot. And they are threatening me to boycott from the village if I demand a road for my second plot. Is it legal from my village committee or by government rules?

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Police has arrested my brother from village and kept him in illegal detention

A special team of Delhi Police has apprehended my brother in our village in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Subsequently, the police personnel took him with them to Delhi. I possess CCTV footage that substantiates my brother’s arrest in his village. Despite my inquiries, I have received no information regarding his current whereabouts. I am concerned that my brother may face an encounter with the Delhi Police. Please provide assistance.

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Protecting our family from threats and violence

My daughter was entrapped by her classmate during graduation. Upon realizing that he is not the right person for her, she decided to end the association. However, the boy persists in sending emails and threatening messages. Disturbingly, he attacked us directly at our home and even damaged our car. He is now threatening to set our house and car on fire, putting our entire family at risk.

Please advise us on how we can protect ourselves and resolve this issue. Are there any legal avenues we can pursue for assistance?

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FIR for claiming car insurance

I filed an FIR for claiming car insurance and now they tell me that I have to pay ₹4000 in the court to quash the case. There were no fatalities, no destruction of public property. Only my car got completely destroyed because the tire burst and the car toppled over. Please advise if I have to pay any court fees.

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Can a single accused seek quashing of FIR

An FIR has been filed against four accused individuals, and Accused No. 4 possesses a distinct identity. Question: Is it possible for the High Court to quash the FIR only against Accused No. 4? An FIR has been registered, and a C-Summary has been submitted to the Honourable Magistrate. The complainant has filed a Protest Petition, leading the Honourable Magistrate to return the C-Summary to a new Investigating Officer for further inquiry. Question: At this stage, can the alleged Accused No. 4 seek relief by approaching the High Court to have his name quashed from the FIR?

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Alleged Forgery and Misrepresentation: Discrepancies in BPCL Petrol Pump’s Diesel Storage Reported to PESO

Petroleum & Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) issues license to Bharat Petroleum Corporation’s petrol pumps for storage of Petrol/Diesel. A petrol pump of BPCL illegally filled diesel in a tanker beyond the permissible limits for which a complaint was lodged by me with PESO. PESO asked for an explanation. In its reply, the BPCL officer under reported the quantity of diesel filled in the tanker and in support of his claim, submitted a forged sales data which was prepared after deleting sales entries from the computerised records. The fact that the sales data was forged was brought to the notice of PESO by me after PESO shared BPCL’s reply with me. PESO again questioned BPCL to which they confirmed that their dealer had deleted entries from the data. Subsequently, PESO has written to the police to take action under the Petroleum Act according to which the offence is bailable whereas I am asking PESO to file an FIR since forgery of data, preparation of a false document and its use as a genuine one is a serious offence under the IPC. The PESO officer refuses to do so. Is he right in not filing an FIR ? Am I unjustified in demanding an FIR in the matter ?

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