The Bench comprising of Justice B S Chauhan and Justice P Sathasivam made the registration two FIRs permissible in the case of A.M. Bharvad & Ors. Versus State of Gujarat & Ors.
The position regarding lodging of a second FIR now is-
- If the accused in the first FIR comes forward with a totally different version or counter claim then a second FIR can be registered. Investigation on both will have to be conducted.
- After due investigation if the police discovers that the second FIR relates to the same incident/events as that of first then the second will quashed. But if the contrary is discovered then the second FIR is permissible.