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JAMMU: Justice MK Hanjura of J&K High Court Jammu Wing dismissed the plea of Mohammad Mehraj-ud-din Khan, KAS, Commissioner/Secretary, ARI and Trainings Department challenging quashment of FIR registered by Crime Branch.
Justice MK Hanjura observed that the investigation of the case cannot be scuttled, stalled, desiccated or thwarted at this stage of the initial probe in the matter. The FIR in a case like the present one cannot be quashed promptly without allowing the Investigating Agency to investigate the case appropriately. The Supreme Court has in a catena of judicial pronouncements held that the FIR cannot be quashed at the threshold itself without allowing the investigation to proceed. With these observations High Court dismissed the petition.
On September 1, Crime Branch Kashmir registered an FIR against Commissioner/Secretary, ARI and Trainings Mohammad Mehraj-ud-din Khan, for tempering date of birth in his Service records.
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