Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HC quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]

The case concerned an activist who was arrested on allegations that he had protested against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 (CAA) on a public road without permission last January.
Police cannot register FIR under Section 188 of IPC: Madras HC quashes case against Anti-CAA protestor [Read Order]
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While quashing a criminal case filed against an Anti-CAA protestor, the Madras High Court was recently prompted to reiterate that the police cannot by itself register an FIR for offences falling under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (Shamsul Huda Bakavi v. State and ors).

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