"Magistrate not post office to forward all complaints without scrutiny:" Kerala High Court quashes POCSO case against Public Prosecutor

The Court held that under Section 156(3) CrPC, Magistrates have to protect the rights of the accused while forwarding a complaint for police investigation as the accused is not offered a chance of hearing at the stage.
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath
Kerala High Court with Justice Kauser Edappagath

The Kerala High Court recently held that Magistrate courts are required to apply its mind while taking cognizance of offences or ordering investigation into any cognizable case [Jibin Joseph v Union territory of Lakshadweeo & Anr.]

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