Pendency of inquest proceedings not a bar to lodge FIR in cognizable offence: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

"Even without conclusion of inquest proceedings under Section 174 CrPC, case can be registered for investigation by lodging of FIR, on receipt of information about commission of cognizable offence," the Court said
Justice MA Chowdhary
Justice MA Chowdhary

The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh recently ruled that a first information report (FIR) can be lodged on receipt of information about the commission of a cognizable offence even while inquest proceedings initiated under Section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) are pending. [Rahul Kumar & Ors V/s UT of J&K and Anr.]

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