What is time frame for charge sheet to be prepared after FIR ?
(i) Ninety days, where the investigation relates to an offence punishable with death, imprisonment for life or imprisonment for a term of not less than ten years;
(ii) Sixty days, where the investigation relates to any other offence,
Do the police have a responsibility to update their investigations to the complainant of FIR till the charge sheet is filed ?
No. If the defacto complainant is interested in knowing the status, the same can be obtained either in person or by corresponding to the police seeking information.
Can the accused ( being an influential person ) sabotage the findings of Police before the charge sheet is prepared or dilute the case such that it gets quashed in its first hearing ?
If accused is influential he may get the desired thing done in his favor, however you may note that the high court will issue notice to respondent to listen to the objections if any and only then it may decide and dispose accordingly.
What option do i have in case the court quashes my case in its 1st hearing ?
You may file your written version of objection and counter to his petition objecting strongly and opposing the application vehemently for the reasons that you rely upon and the court is convinced about.
Can i challenge the charge sheet ?
No, but you can file a petition for re-investigation for acts of omission.
Can i drag the investigating officer to court for not projecting the correct picture to the court ?
No. But you may file an application for re-investigation through another officer.
Does involving National commission for women will be advisable if the crime is women related before the charge sheet is filed to monitor the investigations of police ?
Not necessary because there wont be any support from themfor the case under investigation.