The Delhi High Court on Thursday stayed the proceedings in a first information report (FIR) filed against automobile giant Hero MotoCorp and it chairman and officials in an alleged bill forgery case..Justice Swarana Kanta Sharma said that the stay will remain in force till the next date of hearing on December 6, 2023.The case was registered on October 5, 2023, on a complaint by Roop Darshan Pandey, the promoter of Brains Logistics Private Limited following an order of a trial court. The complainant named Hero as well as its various officials including its Chairman, Pawan Munjal. The FIR accused Hero of cheating, forgery and manufacturing of bills worth ₹5.9 crore. It was alleged that the offence took place between 2009-10 in the complaint by Brain Logistics Pvt Ltd..The stay order was passed after Hero approached the High Court to quash the FIR. .Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi appeared for Hero MotoCorp and argued that Hero and the complainant Roop Darshan Pandey have a civil battle going on and that it is for the arbitrator to decide on the issue.He added that there is no question of criminality involved in the matter..After hearing the case, the Court stayed the proceedings in the FIR as well as the operation of the trial court order.In the meantime, the parties were asked to explore the possibilities of a settlement.“The operation of the order [trial court order] including the proceeding in the FIR will remain stayed. Parties to explore possibilities of a compromise. Counsel to take instructions regarding compromise,” Justice Sharma said.