Limitation in criminal matters- As per section 468 of Cr PC, Court cannot take cognizance of offence after expiry of following limitation period - (a) Six months, if the offence is punishable only with fine (b) One year, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year (c) three years, if the offence is punishable with imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years. However, in case of economic offences, there is no time limit.
Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294
In appropriate cases court can extend the benefit of section 5 of the Act. Delay caused in filing the application was not wilful. In view ofthe fcts and circumstances, delay should be condoned on payment of costs.