This question is divided into THREE parts i.e., firstly, the minor girl filed a false complaint. Secondly, she was pressured to file a false complaint. Thirdly, against whom the false complaint was filed was innocent, how
1st Part: – As per Section 191 of The Indian Penal Code, any person who makes any statement that is false, and which he either knows or believes to be false or does not believe to be true, is said to give false evidence. Concerning Section 193, the person who intentionally gives false evidence in any stage of a judicial proceeding, or fabricates false evidence to be used in any stage of a judicial proceeding, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to seven years.
But in this question, the wrongdoer is a minor girl child. This provision of question will be dealt with keeping in mind Section 22 (2) of the POSCO Act, which states that if a false complaint is made or false information is provided by a child; no punishment shall be imposed on a child.
2nd Part¬- According to Section 195A, any person who threatens another with any injury to his person, reputation or property or to the person or reputation of anyone in whom that person is interested, with intent to cause that person to give false evidence shall be punished with imprisonment of either description for a term which may extend to seven years, or with fine, or with both. Moreover, if an innocent person is convicted and sentenced in consequence of such false evidence, with death or imprisonment for more than seven years, the person who threatens shall be punished with the same punishment and sentence in the same manner and to the same extent such innocent person is punished and sentenced.
3rd Part- The person against whom a false FIR is filed can appeal to the High Court for quashing the false FIR lodged against him under Section 482 of CrPC.