Kerala High Court directs subordinate courts to ensure petitions contain mandated seal, payment of court fees

The Court said that the actions of the court staff in not ensuring compliance with the rules, cannot be a reason to deny relief to any party before the court.
 Justice A Badharudeen and Kerala High Court
Justice A Badharudeen and Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court recently directed the subordinate courts in the State to comply with Rules 28 and 29 of the Criminal Rules of Practice that mandate a seal on all complaints and petitions forwarded to the court, as well as to ensure that requisite court fees have been paid [CP Pappachan v State of Kerala & Anr].

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