Section 482 power should be used only in ‘rarest of rare’ cases to quash conviction even if parties have settled dispute: Bombay High Court

The Full Bench was examining the scope of power exercisable under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for quashing criminal proceedings after conviction in a non-compoundable offence on account of settlement.
Section 482 power should be used only in ‘rarest of rare’ cases to quash conviction even if parties have settled dispute: Bombay High Court
Justice Vinay Joshi, Justice A S Chandurkar, Justice N B Suryawanshi

The Nagpur Bench of Bombay High Court recently held that it is only in ‘rarest of rare' cases that a High Court may, in exercise of its inherent powers under Section 482 of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), quash criminal proceedings based on settlement between the parties after conviction.

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