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Taking Cognizance Of Offences Against Public Servants Without Sanction Under S.197 CrPC Bad In Law: Kerala High Court Reiterates

[03 September 2021]

The Kerala High Court held that it was necessary to obtain sanction under Section 197 of the Code of Criminal Procedure for prosecution against public servants, and that cognizance of the offences taken against them without such sanction was bad in law. Justice R Narayana Pisharadi while ruling so, dismissed a couple of revision petitions filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) challenging the order of Special CBI Judge allowing applications for discharge filed by two accused in a criminal case.

Asia Law Offices advised a major transnational strategic collaboration between its client, UAE-Based Pharmax Pharmaceuticals, and Swiss pharma major Acino Pharmaceuticals.

ALO represented Pharmax in the structuring and closure of entire transaction documents of the significant collaboration.

The collaboration framework extends to licensing, manufacturing, and supply of Acino formulations within the gastroenterology and the cardiovascular space throughout the Middle East and Africa.