High Court order which had quashed a rape case by recording 'settlement' between the accused and the victim the Supreme Court has set aside the case. Referring to Section 114-A of the Indian Evidence Act, the bench comprising Justice Uday Umesh Lalit, Justice Indu Malhotra and Justice R. Subhash Reddy observed.FIR was registered under Sections 376, 499 and 506(2) of IPC. The girl had lodged an FIR alleging that her manager raped her by threatening to publish her nude picture he had with him. The accused approached the High Court and contended that a written agreement was entered between them in this regard. Taking note of this, the High Court quashed the FIR and observed that the allegations and facts as mentioned in the FIR, appear to be improbable and the same is malicious prosecution.
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