Complaint via WhatsApp amounts to substantial compliance with law for filing FIR: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

Justice Javed Iqbal Wani made the observation while hearing a plea challenging a criminal complaint, the details of which were initially sent to the police via WhatsApp and email.
J&K HC (Srinagar Wing) , WhatsApp
J&K HC (Srinagar Wing) , WhatsApp

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently observed that a complaint sent to the police through WhatsApp amounts a substantial compliance of Sections 154 (1) and 154 (3) of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), which deals with the filing of a first information report (FIR) [Dilshad Sheikh and others V/s Sabha Sheikh].

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