This judgment from Delhi High Court clarifies that
Shambhu Prasad Singh vs Manjari on 17 May, 2012
a Magistrate, when Petitioned under Section 12 (1) is not obliged to call for and consider the DIR before issuing notice to the respondent. However, if the DIR has already been submitted, that should be considered, in view of the proviso to Section 12 (1).
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