[Bar Bribery Scam] Can Magistrate Court institute perjury proceedings upon complaint by strangers to proceedings? Kerala High Court answers

A single-judge Bench of Justice R Narayana Pisharadi, therefore, allowed a Magistrate court to proceed against a prominent Kerala Bar owner for the offence of perjury
Kerala High Court, Biju Ramesh
Kerala High Court, Biju Ramesh

The Kerala High Court on Monday ruled that Magistrate courts are empowered to institute prosecution for perjury upon an application under Section 340 of the Code of Criminal Procedure by a third party to the proceedings (CrPC).

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