Serious Fraud Investigation Office

In January 2024, the Supreme Court, in rejecting a petition seeking to quash a complaint filed by the Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO), has left a significant legal question unresolved: whether SFIO officials qualify as police officers under the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973.

  • The Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) is a corporate fraud investigating agency established by the Government of India on July 21, 2015, operating under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • Section 211 of the Companies Act, 2013, grants SFIO statutory status.
  • Its primary objective is to investigate and enforce laws against white-collar frauds or crimes.
  • SFIO typically handles ....
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