ALLAHABAD: The Allahabad High Court on Sunday declined to provide relief to Rakesh Wadhawan on his petition seeking to quash an FIR in connection with a cheating case against a real estate company.

“We, after perusing the FIR and the rival contentions, are of the view that the contentions raised by the petitioner cannot be examined in this jurisdiction, as FIR prima facie discloses commission of cognizable offences. The writ petition lacks merit and is dismissed,” a division bench of the Allahabad High Court, Justices Pankaj Naqvi and Jayant Banerji said.

“However, this order shall not be an impediment for the petitioner to seek anticipatory bail/bail as they may be advised,” the Court added.

A Government Advocate had opposed the submissions on the ground that petitioners themselves admit that their custody has been sought under Warrant-B, which evidently presupposes that their names have been surfaced during investigation, thus the involvement of the…

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