Karnataka High Court quashes case against Agni Sridhar

Police had raided the house of Sridhar on February 7, 2017 on allegations that he had given shelter to some of the accused.

Published: 14th June 2018 04:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th June 2018 04:50 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The case involving the city police and reformed gangster and writer Agni Sridhar, which had hit headlines over seizure of weapons and narcotics last year, saw a quiet ending after both parties filed a compromise petition before the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday.

Police had raided the house of Sridhar on February 7, 2017 on allegations that he had given shelter to some of the accused. The accused were booked under different provisions of IPC and Arms Act on a complaint filed by one C Ramesh alias Tata Ramesh on February 5, 2017 with regard to a threat to his life. Yelahanka police had filed a chargesheet against them.

Of the nine accused, eight were present before the court and one is still in judicial custody.Justice K N Phaneendra quashed the criminal proceedings against all the accused including Agni Sridhar after they appeared in person before the court and filed a compromise petition through their advocates.

Strangely, the police had filed a chargesheet under the Arms Act against the accused in this case without obtaining sanction from the competent authority, the Deputy Commissioner. The court quashed the chargesheet filed against the accused under the provisions of Arms Act and IPC, saying that there was no impediment to quash the proceedings as both parties had filed a compromise petition.

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