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Police’s valuable time spent in investigating disputes suited for civil resolution: Supreme Court

It was made clear that any agreement to provide jobs in exchange for cash is clearly an unlawful contract, for which even a suit for recovery could not have been filed.

It thus noted that the criminal complaint a medium to recover the amounts in question by building on the pressure and threat of criminal prosecution.

“Prima facie, the conduct exhibited by the parties involved appears tainted with suspicion, casting a shadow over the veracity of their claims…The unexplained inordinate delay in bringing these allegations to the police’s attention despite knowledge of previous inquiry, raises even more doubts and adds a layer of scepticism to the authenticity of the claims.”

The facts of the case indicate a shared culpability, mala fide intentions and deceit between the parties, the top court held.

Source: Barandbench

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