Section 197 CrPC: Criminal Proceedings Initiated Against a Public Servant Without Prior Sanction is Illegal: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad HC on Thursday ruled that, without any prior sanction, as required under Section 197 Cr.P.C. criminal proceedings initiated against a police officer is illegal. The bench of Justice Saurabh Shyam Shamshery stated that “the test, whether prior sanction is necessary is a satisfaction that alleged act has reasonable connection with official duty or

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