Jay Shri vs State of Rajasthan 2024 INSC 48 – Ss 406,420 IPC -Converting Purely Civil Dispute Into Criminal Cases – Anticipatory Bail

Indian Penal Code, 1860 ; Sections 420, 406 – Mere breach of contract does not amount to an offence under Section 420 or Section 406 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860, unless fraudulent or dishonest intention is shown right at the beginning of the transaction –

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 ; Section 438 – Caution against converting purely civil disputes into criminal cases – Any effort to settle civil disputes and claims, which do not involve any criminal offence, by applying pressure through criminal prosecution should be deprecated and discouraged – Anticipatory bail granted.

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