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?

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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