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quash

To annul, vacate, void, abate, dispel, or overthrow. One quashes an indictment,a rebellion,or fears that a zoning variance will ruin the neighborhood. Use of the word “squash”instead of “quash” is inappropriate.

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9million had already been incurred and the quashing of the inquiry would cause uncertainty and delay.
Jalandhar resident Tejinder Singh and Chandigarh resident Satnam Singh have also sought quashing of the trial court's order to begin the process to declare them proclaimed offenders ( PO) in the case.
After their deportation to India, they sought quashing of the case registered here but a sessions court dismissed their plea and directed the police to file a chargesheet against them.
The poll panel had approached the apex court against the November 9 HC judgment quashing its order on a PIL by Bhagyoday Jan Parishad and Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The main ground for quashing the first CoI was that the same officer had conducted two probes which could have been biased.
Kamlesh Verma has sought a review of the July 6 judgment quashing the FIR against the BSP supremo, against whom the case was registered in the backdrop of the Taj Corridor scam.
In his petition before the apex court, Verma has stated that " grave miscarriage of justice" had been caused with the SC not considering the fact that Mayawati's petition seeking quashing of the case had already been dismissed by the high court and the order had become final with the BSP leader not preferring an appeal.
THE Supreme Court on Thursday issued notice on a petition by two Italian marines seeking quashing of criminal proceedings against them for allegedly killing two Kerala fishermen off the Indian coast.
THE Supreme Court on Friday stayed a May 17 Rajasthan High Court order quashing a lease of 100 acres of land for 99 years in favour of a private company for the restoration of the Jal Mahal and Mansagar lake in Jaipur as part of a tourism project.
The matter assumes importance as the government had, through the presidential reference, raised several issues cropping out of the SC judgment quashing 2G spectrum licences allotted during the tenure of former telecom minister A.
He had approached the apex court after the Delhi High Court set aside a Central Administrative Tribunal ( CAT) order quashing the memorandum of charges framed by the department against him.