State of MP v. Yogendra Singh Jadon and Anr., AIR 2020 SC 911

Court: Supreme Court of India

Issue: Scope of exercise of powers u/s 482 Cr.P.C?

Can the court quash the allegations pertaining to offence under 420 IPC, when the accused is also charged with offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988?


The power under Section 482 of Cr.P.C. cannot be exercised where the allegations are required to be proved in court of law.

The Hon’ble Apex Court reversed the finding of the High Court and denied to quash the charge for offence u/s 420 IPC by stating that the charge under section 420 IPC is not an isolated offence but it has to be read along with the offences under the PC Act to which the respondents may be liable with the aid of section 120-B of IPC.

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