What the Madras HC held on the limited jurisdiction of the Police Complaints AuthorityAugust 1 2019
The Madras High Court recently had occasion to deliberate on the limited powers of the Police Complaints Authority, as defined by the Supreme Court.
In this regard, Justice N Anand Venkatesh clarified that the authority does not have the power to order the registration of FIRs or investigation into complaints between private parties i.e. when the complaint is not against a police officer. The Court's order notes,
"The Hon'ble Supreme Court has . . .
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