Third party has no locus standi to prosecute criminal proceedings, Madras HC

Meera Emmanuel July 22 2019

The Madras High Court on Monday emphasised third parties do not have the locus standi to litigate criminal cases that do not personally affect them. As noted in the order passed by Justice N Anand Venkatesh,

"....a rank third party to the proceedings who is neither a victim nor an aggrieved person, cannot be permitted to prosecute criminal proceedings....

... Criminal law does not permit any third party to prosecute a case unless . . .

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