During the hearing, the apex court bench said High Courts cannot pass such orders in disregard of Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC), adding that Article 226 is not a 'Ram Baan' (panacea).
"There is a system under CrPC. Where is the power for High Court under Article 226 and direct registration of FIR. Article 226 doesn't mean 'Ram Baan'. What's the exceptional feature that High Court ordered registration of FIR?" asked the top court from Maharashtra.
In his plea, the NPC leader has sought a stay on the High Court order that directed the police to file a case against him for alleged grabbing of government land at village Pus, Taluka Ambajogai, Beed district.
The Bombay High Court had on Tuesday directed the police to register the FIR against Munde, opposition leader of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, on the basis of a complaint made by one Rajabhau Phad on October 23 in 2017 at Bardapur police station.
The public prosecutor had told the High Court that after making some inquiry, the police realised that the government land was being grabbed by creating false revenue record and by showing some transactions.
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