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Investigating agency not being able to conclude the investigation within time does not ammount to a PIL: Madhya Pradesh HC.

Case: Nitin Singh Bhati v/s Union of India

Forum: Madhya Pradesh High Court

Facts

The Petitioner filed a PIL stating that a criminal case was registered against certain persons in the township of Indore for offences u/s 132(1) (s) of GST Act, 2017 read with 409, 467, 471 and 120-B of IPC. For one of the co-accused, namely,

The Petitioner’s contention is that grant of bail to one of the co-accused as investigation was not completed is against public interest and the Investigating Agency should have completed the investigation, within time.

Key points

The Hon’ble HC held that the petition was certainly not at all the Public Interest Litigation. If the investigating agency was not able to conclude the investigation within time there can be a number of reasons for the same. No element of Public Interest is involved in the matter.

The court did not find any reason to interfere in the matter specially in a public interest litigation in respect of non filing of charge sheet, within time.

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