Raju Shivhare v. State of Punjab
In the High Court of Punjab and Haryana
C.R.M.-M. 26162/2015 (O&M)
Before Justice Jaswant Singh
Decided on December 07, 2015
Relevancy of the case: Quashing of FIR after the settlement between parties in a fake lottery case
Statutes and Provisions Involved
- The Information Technology Act, 2000 (66D)
- The Indian Penal Code, 1860 (Section 420)
- The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1960 (Section 482)
Relevant Facts of the Case
- The complainants were allegedly cheated by the petitioners asking them to deposit ₹ 93,500 in their accounts, under the pretext of winning a lottery.
Opinion of the Bench
- The parties have come for compromise without undue influence and pressure. It is the inherent power of the High Court to quash the FIR under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973. Technicalities should not come in way of personal matters.
- Petition allowed. FIR and all cases arising thereof quashed.
This case summary has been prepared by Nandini Gadgil, an undergraduate student at DES Shri Navalmal Firodia Law College, Pune, during her internship with The Cyber Blog India in January/February 2021.