(2019) 19 SCC 87 – State of Telangana Vs. Managipet @ Mangipet Sarveshwar Reddy – Preliminary enquiry before lodging F.I.R. in a corruption case is not necessary in all the cases. Any formal and informal collection of information disclosing a cognizable offence to the satisfaction of the person recording the F.I.R. is sufficient. F.I.R. cannot be quashed merely on the ground that, preliminary enquiry before lodging the F.I.R. ii) (2018) 7 SCC 572 – State by Lokayukta Police Vs. H. Sriniva
(2018) 7 SCC 572 – State by Lokayukta Police Vs. H. Srinivas – Non maintenance of general diary prior to preliminary enquiry will not render the prosecution illegal. Its consequence depends upon the merits of the case and it will not have any bearing on the criminal trial unless some grave prejudice had caused to the accused.