Where dispute between the parties predominantly or overwhelmingly seems to be of a civil nature and dispute is a private one between two private parties, even though offences alleged are non-compoundable, offences can be compounded. The jurisdiction to compound the offences and quash the FIR lies within the powers of High Court of the concerned area under section 482 of IPC.
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Query: I had taken a loan of ₹ 5 lakhs from a private financer. At the time of advancing loan, the financer had also obtained security cheques from me. Although, the loan amount with interest has been repaid, but the financer did not return the security cheques. He misused the same by filing a false case under Negotiable Instruments Act. How should, I defend myself.