When should High Court quash order taking cognizance of criminal complaint against police officer sans sanction? Supreme Court answers

When should High Court quash order taking cognizance of criminal complaint against police officer sans sanction? Supreme Court answers

The Supreme Court on Thursday reiterated that a criminal complaint against a police officer or a public servant cannot be entertained without prior sanction from the government, as is mandated under Section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) (D Devaraja v. Owais Sabeer Hussain).

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