Sanction under Section 188 CrPC necessary only if entire offence is committed outside India: Supreme Court

The Court ruled that if an offence is not committed in its entirety outside India, the matter would not come within the scope of Section 188 of CrPC and there would be no necessity of any sanction.
[From L to R] Justice Ravindra Bhat, Justice UU Lalit and Justice PS Narasimha
[From L to R] Justice Ravindra Bhat, Justice UU Lalit and Justice PS Narasimha

The Supreme Court recently held that sanction of the Central government under Section 188 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) for prosecuting an offence committed outside India, is necessary only if the entirety of offence was committed outside India [Sartaj Khan v. State of Uttarakhand].

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