Magistrates must properly read complaints before taking cognizance in criminal cases: Karnataka High Court

The Court made the observation while quashing an FIR alleging that there was a conspiracy behind the filing of sexual assault cases against Dr. Shivamurthy Muruga Sarana, the Pontiff of Sri Murugharajendra Bruhanmata.
Karnataka High Court
Karnataka High Court

The Karnataka High Court recently stressed that judicial officers must become efficient in reading criminal complaints and the First Information Reports (FIRs) before taking cognizance of a case. [SK Basavarajan v State of Karnataka]

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