Complaints / FIRs filed on Economic Offences must be disposed of properly: Madhya Pradesh High Court issues directions to Police [Read Order]

Complaints / FIRs filed on Economic Offences must be disposed of properly: Madhya Pradesh High Court issues directions to Police [Read Order]

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The Madhya Pradesh High Court issued the directions to the Police Officers said that the Complaints/FIRs filed in respect of economic offences must be disposed of properly.

Number of petitions are filed before the High Court as the Police does not take any decision on a complaint made by a party regarding economic offences. In all such petitions, prayer is made for lodging of First Information Report against the accused persons or prayer is made to decide the complaint/representation preferred by the petitioners before the concerned police station or by Superintendent of Police.

Munish Saini, counsel for the petitioners submitted that no action has been taken by respondent on his complaint/information given regarding commission of offence by one Shridhar Engle.

It was further submitted by counsel for the petitioners that Shridhar Engle is a habitual offender and he is doing forgery and cheating and, therefore, offences ought to have been registered by respondent against him.

The Madhya Pradesh High court observed that the complainant is not informed about the result of preliminary inquiry/scrutiny done by the Investigating Officer. If such a result is informed to the complainant, then he can resort to remedy available to him under the law, but the complaint filed by a person remains unattended.

The single-judge bench of Justice Vishal Dhagat directed the Station House Officer, Lordganj to consider the complaint filed by the petitioners and take appropriate action within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of certified copy of the order passed today. Result of scrutiny of complaint and action shall be conveyed to petitioners.

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