NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that the complainant had no right to withdraw a complaint of felony and felony because the crime was committed against society and not just an individual and the proceedings proceedings cannot be extinguished on the basis of settlement or monetary compromise between the offender and the victim or their family.
A bench of Judges Indira Banerjee and V Ramasubramanian reserved a Gujarat HC ruling on the annulment of criminal proceedings in a suicide case after the complainant, who is also the cousin of the complainant. died, and the defendant stood up to solve it. The highest court held that any agreement between the offender and the complainant would not be in the interest of society to bring justice to the defendant and said that if that were allowed, the offenders with financial potential will not commit crimes in criminal cases.
“Orders to rescind FIRs and/or claims involving serious and serious offenses solely on the basis of an agreement with the complainant, would set a dangerous precedent where claims would filed for improper reasons, in order to extract money from the accused.Moreover, criminals with strong financial potential will not commit crimes, even in cases of serious and serious crimes. such as murder, rape, strawberry burning, etc. by bribing informants/complaints and dealing with them,” said the bench.