Dispute of civil nature has been given criminal colour , apex court delivered its judgement last month , when it dismissed criminal proceedings initiated against property purchaser .
Court observed High Court while deciding the petition should keep in mind that whether essential elements of offence are present or not .
Section 482 of Crpc is there to assure that criminal proceedings are not permitted to generate into weapons of harassment .
While observing the chargesheet the court find that the appellant and his power of attorney are alleged to be liable of different offences . Deliberate attempt being made to make them part of the criminal proceeding , on minute study court found that all charges are vague and not relevant to the matter .
Jurisdiction under section 482 must be widely used for purpose of preventing abuse of process of any court or otherwise secure justice .