Under Section 406 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, the Supreme Court can direct any particular case or appeal to be transferred from one High Court to another High Court or from a Criminal Court subordinate to one High Court to another Criminal Court of equal or superior jurisdiction subordinate to another High Court. By the application of this provision, FIRs or criminal complaints can be essentially clubbed/ consolidated or transferred.
The clubbing of FIRs is sought on the basis that the allegations contained in the said FIRs are identical and are against same individual.
For a better insight into this matter let us analyze a recent case:
Arnab Ranjan Goswami versus Union of India.