Mamidi Anil Kumar Reddy vs State Of Andhra Pradesh 2024 INSC 101 :: [2024] 2 S.C.R. 252 – S 482 CrPC – False Implication – Matrimonial Disputes

Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973; Section 482 –Appeal against HC order refusing to quash criminal proceedings against the Appellants for offences u/s. 420, 498A, 506 of the IPC & u/s. 3, 4 of the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961 , allowed – The phenomenon of false implication by way of general omnibus allegations in the course of matrimonial disputes is not unknown to this Court – The material on record neither discloses any particulars of the offences alleged nor discloses the specific role/allegations assigned to any of the Appellants in the commission of the offences – High Court in this case has failed to exercise due care and has mechanically permitted the criminal proceedings to continue despite specifically finding that the allegations are general and omnibus in nature – High Court had a duty to consider the allegations with great care and circumspection so as to protect against the danger of unjust prosecution -Referred to Kahkashan Kausar alias Sonam v. State of Bihar (2022) 6 SCC 599] and Mahmood Ali v. State of U.P.

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