The FIR is quashed by the High Court on merits by applying the broader principles evolved by the Hon’ble Supreme Court for quashing of FIR on merits.
The FIR can also be quashed by the High Court on the basis of a compromise in the cases that are not heinous in nature. Whenever there is a compromise between the complainant and the accused, a compromise deed is submitted before in the court, alongwith the joint petition filed by the parties. The Court examines the facts, circumstances, and grounds of the quashing and send the parties before trial court for recording of the statement to the effect that the compromise is out of free will and without force or coercion. Thereafter, the High Court can quash FIR as per facts and circumstances of the Court.
If the High Court is not convinced with facts and circumstances of the compromise, the High Court may refuse to quash the FIR on the basis of compromise. If the sections of the criminal code like IPC are compoundable in nature, the High Court can ask parties to move trial court for compounding of offences.