Supreme Court Says Criminal Proceedings Should Not Became Weapons Of Harrasment

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 .

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