When State power is alleged to have been unleashed to silence dissent, inquiry necessary before delayed registration of FIR: Calcutta HC

Given the alleged falsity of charges in a case stated to have been filed in retaliation to 'uncomfortable' news reporting, the Court stated that preliminary inquiries should have preceded the registration of an FIR.
Calcutta High Court
Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court recently reiterated that an inordinate delay in filing a First Information Report would necessitate a preliminary inquiry prior to arrest and investigation, in terms of the Supreme Court's Lalitha Kumari ruling (Mofijul Islam & Anr. v. State of West Bengal & Ors).

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