Criminal law knows no clean chit other than an acquittal following a trial. Once the process of criminal law has been set in motion and once an investigation is complete, there has to be an acquittal or a conviction. It is true that charges can be quashed at the instance of the accused, but in this case, Amit Shah did not ask for quashing – realising probably that there could be no quashing in a triple murder case. The other way out was to obtain a discharge so that the case does not go to trial at all. Which in turn means the sessions judge comes to the conclusion – without recording evidence – that there was no case against the accused at all from the very inception.
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