A petition for quashing can be filed by any accused before the High Court of the state. However, a cloud always remains over the success of the petition. The HC is empowered to invoke and exercise its inherent power to quash any criminal proceeding in the interest of justice if the facts of the case satisfy the parameters for quashing. This power, according to the law laid down by the SC, is to be exercised in very exceptional cases and for the advancement of justice. As such, nothing can be said unless the complaint and the evidence is perused thoroughly.
Supreme Court of India
Punjab & Haryana High Court