Madras High Court says sexual harassment allegations against 'godman' Shiva Sankar Baba serious, but quashes FIR due to procedural omission

The Court noted that while the incident allegedly occurred between 2010 -11, the FIR was registered only in 2021 and the prosecution failed to file an application before the magistrate seeking condonation of such delay.
Madras High Court
Madras High Court

The Madras High Court recently quashed a sexual harassment case against self-proclaimed godman Shiva Sankar Baba, after noting that while the incident allegedly occurred between the years 2010 and 2011, the first information report (FIR) was registered only in 2021 and the prosecution failed to file an application before the magistrate seeking condonation of such delay [Siva Shankar v State & Anr].

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