Sanju Ranjan Nayar vs Jayaraj 2024 INSC 331 – S 482 CrPC

Code Of Criminal Procedure, 1973; Section 482- High Court quashed the First Information Report for the offence under Section 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act – Allowing appeal, SC held: despite the accused having been exonerated in the departmental proceedings yet the competent authority, vide Annexure P3 proceeded to accord sanction for prosecution. The High Court, in our considered view, failed to account for the principles enunciated by this Court in the case of State of Haryana & Ors. v. Bhajan Lal & Ors., (1992) SCC Suppl.1 33.

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