ARTICLES OF AN ADVOCATE: 6. I have gone through the material placed on record. The 2nd respondent/complainant issued a notice to the 2ndpetitioner on 10.12.2011 calling upon him to execute a registered sale deed pursuant to the agreement of sale, dated 04.02.2000. The 2nd petitioner issued a reply notice, dated 26.12.2011, denying the agreement of sale. The dispute between the petitioners and the 2nd respondent is essentially a civil in nature. Invocation of criminal proceedings, in the given facts and circumstances, by the 2nd respondent/complainant against the petitioners amounts to abuse of process of law.