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AP government ‘broke’ the law by lifting cases against party leaders

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | U SUDHAKAR REDDY
Published Jul 31, 2017, 1:31 am IST
Updated Jul 31, 2017, 1:31 am IST
Legal experts say this is a blatant violation of SC guidelines regarding withdrawal of prosecution by invoking Section 321 of the CPC.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu
 Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

Hyderabad: The AP government has not only withdrawn 23 cases against ministers, MLAs and party leaders on charges as serious as molestation and attempt to murder, but has also closed cases of murder, and those under the Explosive Substances Act, the Arms Act and the Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act against others.

Legal experts say this is a blatant violation of Supreme Court guidelines regarding withdrawal of prosecution by invoking Section 321 of the CPC.

 

The Supreme Court observed that if the case is likely to end in an acquittal, and the continuance of the case is only causing severe harassment to the accused, the court may permit withdrawal of the prosecution.

The guidelines clearly say that every crime is an offence against society and if the accused committed an offence, society demands that he should be punished. 

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Location: India, Andhra Pradesh




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