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The firm has extensive experience in representing clients in all type of Criminal matters in all courts including Supreme Court of India, High Courts and District Sessions Courts. The team comprises of efficient professionals and qualified advocates, who have excellent skills to handle cases of criminal and quasi criminal nature including defamation, white collar crimes, economic offences, insider trading, corporate frauds, market manipulation etc. The team is well equipped to handle critical aspects and consequences that form a part of criminal litigation. The team investigates all angles of a case and offer ideal solutions to ensure a fair trial. The firm offers following services in the field of criminal law:

Bail:

  • Regular Bail
  • Anticipatory Bail
  • Appeal in High Court and Supreme Court

Fir & complaints:

  • Drafting and Filing of Complaints before the Police or Magistrate/Court
  • Filing of First Information Reports (FIRs)
  • Quashing of FIRs and Criminal Complaints under Section 482 of the Code of Criminal Procedure

Appeal & revision:

  • Criminal Appeal
  • Criminal Revision
  • Appeal before the Hon’ble High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India

Offences under other criminal laws:

  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act
  • Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988
  • Conservation of Foreign Exchange and Prevention of Smuggling Activities Act
  • Smugglers and Foreign Exchange Manipulators Act, 1976
  • Juvenile Justice Act, 2000
  • Narcotics & Drug violations barred by the Narcotics, Drugs & Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985
  • Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956
  • Arms act, 1959
  • Electricity Theft under Electricity Act, 2003
  • Maintenance Claims under Section 125 of Cr.P.C., 1973
  • Contempt of Courts Act, 1971

Banks/financial institutions frauds:

  • Cheque bounce/Dishonour of cheques
  • Criminal Proceedings under Section 138 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881
  • Misappropriation and Siphoning of Funds

Economic offences:

  • SEBI Act, 1992
  • FEMA, 1999

Cyber crimes:

  • Crimes under the Information Technology Act, 2000
  • Online Fraudulent Financial Transactions
  • Cyber Stalking


CRIMINAL LAW

Date Of Article : 01/04/2021

Compromise or Compounding or Quashing or Acquittal of Accused in a predicate offence does not affect the investigations of Enforcement Directorate. Bombay High Court in Babulal Verma and Ors. Vs Enforcement Directorate and Ors.{MANU/MH/0835/2021} has held as follows:1)The language of Sections 3 and 4 of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act,2002 (“PMLA”)make it absolutely clear that, the investigation of an offence under Section 3, which is punishable under Section 4, is not dependent upon the ultimate result of the Predicate/Scheduled Offence. In other words, it is a totally independent investigation asdefined and contemplated under Section 2(na), of an offence committed under Section 3 of the said Act.2)PMLA is a special statute enacted with a specific object i.e.,to track and investigate cases of money-laundering. Therefore, after lodgementof Predicate/Scheduled Offence, its ultimate result will not have any bearing on the lodgement/investigation of a crime under the PMLA and the offence under the PMLA will survive and stand alone on its own. 3)Predicate/Scheduled Offence is necessary only for registration of crime/launching prosecution under PMLA and once a crime is registered under the PMLA, then the Enforcement Directoratehas to take it to its logical end, as contemplated under Section 44 of the Act.4)Section 44(b) only provides for filing of a complaint or submission of a closure report by the Investigating Agency under PMLA and none else.5)........It is clear that, even if the Investigating Agency investigating a Scheduled /Predicated Offence has filed closure report in it and the Court of competent jurisdiction has accepted it, it will not wipe out or cease to continue the investigation of Enforcement Directorate in the offence of money-laundering being investigated by it. The investigation of Enforcement Directorate will continue on its own till it reaches the stage as contemplated under Section 44 of the PMLA.