How many persons can be complainants in one complaint?
By virtue of Section 190(1) (a), the magistrate can take cognizance of an offence upon receiving complaint from any person. So there is nothing in the code which provides for 2 or more complainants in the same complaint. Various courts have already given this dictum.
Parties: Thethavusamy v. Radhakrishnan
Present: Hon'ble Mr.Justice K.N.Basha
Citation: 2007(1)KLT 226 Madras.
In para 5 it was made clear that a complaint made by two or more persons in respect of one and the same occurrence or transaction is not valid.