The power of Section 482 CrPC: Why the Delhi High Court quashed an FIR with rape, POCSO Act charges

Considering that the lives of the young couple and their child would be ruined if the proceedings were allowed to continue, the High Court quashed the FIR against the man.

The Delhi High Court recently quashed a first information report (FIR) filed for rape and offences under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act using its inherent powers under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) [Kundan and anr. v State and Ors].

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