Cases can be quashed if feuding family members compromise: HC
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 23:30
Madurai: The Madras High Court bench here has ruled that in instances where members of the same family have registered cases against each other even on serious charges such as attempt to murder or causing hurt, the cases can be quashed if the parties had arrived at a compromise.

Justice G M Akbar Ali ruled that in such instances, cases can be quashed as "the court cannot stand on technicalities when there is no public policy involved and the allegations are personal in nature".

Justice Ali passed the order when allowing a petition filed by Malliga and Manikandan of Melavalavur in Madurai district. Manikandan, who is Malliga's son, had been booked along with his mother for allegedly assaulting his father, Janardhanan. Janardhanan had lodged the complaint along with his father and Manikandan's grandfather, Karuppan.

Manikandan and Malliga had been booked under sections including section 307 (Attempt to murder).


First Published: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 23:30

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