FIR cannot be registered based on Panchanama: Karnataka High Court

Justice S Rachaiah observed that a panchanama could not be said to be a complaint and therefore, the FIR could not have been registered.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently quashed a conviction under Karnataka Excise Act after finding that the first information report (FIR) was registered based on a panchanama. [Dayananda and Anr. v The State of Karnataka]

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