Mere involvement in FIRs not enough to classify a person as History-Sheeter: Jammu and Kashmir High Court

The preparation of a history sheet is not expected to be a mechanical exercise and there should be reasonable information that the person is “habitually addicted” to committing crimes, the Court said.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Jammu wing
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Jammu wing

The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh recently ruled that a person cannot be classified as a 'history sheeter' only on account of several first information reports (FIRs) having been registered against him in the past [Bashir-Ud-Din v. Union Territory of J&K].

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