High Courts competent to decide on quashing petition, even if the charge-sheet filed during pendency of the petition: SC

The Supreme Court (SC), while dealing with an appeal filed against the order of the High Court which dismissed the quashing petition of the accused on the ground that the charge-sheet was filed during the pendency of the petition, has held that, even if the chargesheet is filed against the accused during pendency of the quashing petition, then also the High Court is empowered to examine if the offences allegedly committed were prima facie made out or not on the basis of F.I.R., chargesheet and other documents. Thus, the SC allowed the appeal and remitted the matter back to the High Court.