Time limit in filling a complaint


Is there a statue of limitations (time limitation) in filling a criminal complaint? I have an tresspassing incident happend to my old parents 4 yrs ago, we filled a complaint immediately but told the police to drop the action as of now because it was done by a distant relative. But now we were threatened by them so we took all the issue to the police but they are not even investigating. Could you help?
 
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For criminal case, there is no time limit as prescribed under the Indian Limitation Act. However a delay in filing a complaint against the culprit in criminal cases has adverse effects. It is usually argued that knowing that a particular crime is being committed and then remaining silent on it means that by your conduct you have already condoned the act by not initiating any action. 
 
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