Graft case: SC to examine validity of FIR registered by police inspector

Graft case: SC to examine validity of FIR registered by police inspector

The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to examine whether an FIR filed in the office of a Karnataka police inspector — instead of a regular and notified police station for an anti-corruption case — is valid for prosecution.

G H Nagahanumaiah, an officer with the Bangalore Development Authority, and others faced investigation on an FIR lodged on December 14, 2016 on allegations of graft in land acquisition proceedings in the city.

He challenged a Karnataka High Court's order of February 22, this year, rejecting his plea for quashing of the investigation. Senior advocate Sidharth Luthra, for the petitioner, contended before a bench of Justi­ces S A Bobde and L Nage­swara Rao that the high court ignored the contention that the FIR registered at the office of the Inspector of Anti Corruption Bureau cannot be sustained in law. The bench would continue hearing the arguments in the matter on Thursday.
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