The court cannot reject a closure report filed by the police on the ground that complainant was not satisfied

Ravinder Kumar Vs State of Punjab

Punjab and Haryana HC


CRM-M-5036-2019 (O&M)

About/from the judgment:

Learned counsel for the petitioner submitted that the impugned order is totally non-speaking as the Court did not give reasons as to why the complainant was not satisfied.


Learned State counsel submitted that the Police had already prepared the cancellation report in favour of the petitioner after due investigation of the case.


The Court considered the submissions made by learned counsel for the parties.


The complainant being an interested party would obviously not be satisfied with the cancellation report. Recital in the impugned order dated 13.10.2018 that the complainant was not satisfied, in my considered view cannot be the sole ground to discard the cancellation report as the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate has not elaborated the reasons of dissatisfaction of the complainant except to allege that the Police did not consider the material aspects of inquiry report dated 27.03.2018 conducted by the Additional Director General of Police (Jails) Punjab, Chandigarh in favour of the petitioner.


Be that as it may, at this stage without forming any opinion on merits of the case, it would be just and appropriate to direct the Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate, Nabha to revisit the issue and pass a fresh order in accordance with law.

Read the Judgment

Knowledge and content of about almost all their respective descriptions are borrowed from law-related blogs and websites, we, therefore, wish to give proper credit to all the respective law-related blogs and websites like LiveLaw, Bar and Bench, LatestLaws, PathLegal, FirstLaw, Lawctopus, IndianKanoon, Manupatra, LegallyIndia etc.. Many of the judgments are also taken from them websites of Hon'ble Supreme Court and other respective Hon'ble High Courts!

Formats for use

Talk to our volunteer on our #Helpline


Single Helpline Number For Men In Distress In India

Join our mailing list!  Stay up-to-date on upcoming projects, offers & events.

  • Follow Daaman on Facebook
  • Follow Daaman on Twitter

©2018-2020 Daaman Welfare Society & Trust.

All rights reserved.

Beware, anyone can be a victim of gender bias in society and laws! 

Don't wait: Schedule a conversation with a trusted, experienced Men's Rights Activist to find out how only awareness is the key to fight and remove prevailing gender bias against men in society.