Complainant has taken two different stand on the reason behind delay in FIR -
A. In Supreme court of INDIA (counter affidavit) – The accused persons are high handed persons. Accordingly under their pressure initially the first information report of the deponent was not logged by the police of the police station XYZ, on [date D] in-spite of the written application submitted by the deponent and the same was logged subsequently on [date D + 4 days later] after best effort.
B. On the sworn affidavit statement submitted to SSP XYZ (annexed in case dairy) complainant has taken different stand saying the delay in lodging the FIR was because of the reason he was in deep sorrow and had lost mental balance, after 4 days post incident when things were normal he lodged the FIR.
Trail is yet to begin, evidence stage -
1. Does this amounts to perjury ?
2. Will it help the defence case in anyway?
3. How fatal it would be for prosecution ?
4. As you would have noticed that he has given his satements on affidavit to police, can he improvise his satement further ?