Criminal cases being used to apply pressure on parties to civil dispute: Punjab & Haryana High Court [Read Order]

The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently expressed its displeasure over the unjustifiable registration of FIRs in civil disputes.
Punjab and Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana High Court

Expressing its displeasure over unjustifiable registration of First Information Reports (FIRs) in civil disputes, the Punjab and Haryana High Court has asked the police department “at the appropriate level” to analyse the matter and take remedial steps. (Manjit Kaur v. State of Punjab)

“The endeavour is to somehow wriggle the other party in criminal proceedings for applying pressure to settle the issue. The alternative route adopted is considered to be a short cut to the civil litigation. Such tendencies have been deprecated by the apex court.”
Justice Avneesh Jhingan
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