State of Karnataka Vs. Dr. M. Basappa Reddy (Criminal Appeal No. 692/2021) At the stage of investigation, the only point for consideration is whether the allegations set out in the First Information Report/complaint if accepted on their face value do or do not make out any offence. Whether the accused has acted bonafide or not are the matters of defence, which will be gone into at the appropriate stage (The order of Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in the case of Crl. Petition No. 6753/2016 is reversed).
The State of Karnataka Vs. Linganagowda etc. (Criminal Appeal No. 1777-1784 of 2017 – When the allegation includes the offence under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, the investigation cannot be quashed on the ground that the cognizance of the offence under Section 22 of Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act, 1957 can be taken only on a basis of a complaint filed by an authorized person (The order of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka passed in Crl. Petition No. 5684/2015 c/w. 5685, 5686, 5945, 6689, 6872, 6873 and 6874/2015 is reversed)