Failure to pay rent not a criminal offence: Supreme Court

Non-payment of rent may have civil consequences but is not a penal offence under the Indian Penal Code, the Court said.
Failure to pay rent not a criminal offence: Supreme Court
Supreme Court, Justice Sanjiv Khanna, Justice Bela M Trivedi

The Supreme Court recently quashed a first information report (FIR) registered against a tenant for non-payment of rent arrears [Neetu Singh and Others v. State of Uttar Pradesh and Others].

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