Hi , Greetings

I have been working in IT sector for almost 6 years in Pune, during my joining in my present organization as a fresher, I was only asked if there is a pending criminal case and I marked the form as Yes, but no questions were asked regarding that to me.

Now I have decided to leave my current organization and look for other opportunities
I have been offered a job at firm which will deploy me as a software developer working for a US based bank as a client
working from Pune location only.

I have a pending criminal case related to physical fight , both parties have filed cases against each other. (cross fir )
the case is pending since 2015, with no progress, and now due to pandemic another year passed, the case would most likely result in compromise between both the parties.

I want to know if this would be an issue in the background verification process since the client is US based bank, banks generally have relatively
strict background verification.

awaiting your reply,

From India, Pune
Dear member,

While joining a new company, you may disclose the details of the case against you. Obtain confirmation from the future company that because of the pending court case, whether they will turn down your candidature. Resign from the job only if the future company gives their clearance on this count.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore

It will be in your interest to settle this matter before you take up new assignment.
From India, Mumbai
Dear member,

I second the views expressed by the senior member KK!HR. after 6-7 years, the tempers are expected to have come down. Therefore, identify the scope for mediation. Find out whether or not both parties can withdraw the FIR. Even to do that also, the closure of the case may take 1-2 years.


Dinesh Divekar

From India, Bangalore

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