Criminal cases to be referred to Mediation only if settlement permissible under law: Delhi HC

Aditi Singh April 26 2019
Guardianship

The Delhi High Court has held that while referring a criminal case to mediation, the courts must first undertake a preliminary examination with respect to the permissibility of the same.

Such permissibility would depend either on the compoundable nature of the offence or the willingness of the High Court to quash the criminal case under Section 482 of the Criminal Procedure Code, it has stated.

The Court has further directed that a mediator, before commencing mediation, must also undertake . . .

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