Once regular case of scheduled offence is quashed, subsequent offence under PMLA not sustainable: Calcutta High Court

The Court referred to the Supreme Court's judgment in Vijay Madanlal, wherein it was held that if a criminal case is quashed by a competent court, there can be no offence of money laundering against a person.

The Calcutta High Court on Monday held that once a regular case of a scheduled offence under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) is quashed, the subsequent case registered cannot sustain [M/s Nik Nish Retail Ltd v. Assistant Director, Enforcement Directorate].

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