What are the details to give when filing an FIR?

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If you are a victim or witness of a crime give clear descriptions of all that you experienced, saw or remember. If you are filing an FIR for a crime that you have second hand knowledge of, then report exactly what you were told or what you heard. Information should never be exaggerated or false…. Read more »

What to do if the police refuse to register an fir?

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If police refuse to register your FIR, you can make a complaint to a higher ranking officer such as the Superintendent of Police (SP), the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) or the Inspector General of Police (IGP). You can also complain to the nearest judicial magistrate, who will order the police to register the FIR if… Read more »

What happens once an fir has been registered?

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Once an FIR has been filed the police are legally bound to start investigating the case. The process of investigation includes, but is not limited to, collecting evidence, questioning witnesses,  inspecting the crime scene, forensic testing, recording statements and so on.  If the criminals are found, the police will make arrests. Once the investigation has… Read more »

What are the benefits of early recording of FIR?

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The FIR should be got recorded as early as possible, after the offence in questions. The early recording of FIR helps in the arrest of the real offenders and also helps in the collection of evidence of the crime. The version given in the FIR recorded without undue delay is considered more reliable by the… Read more »

Whether FIR can be got recorded on telephone or through e-mail?

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The FIR can be got recorded on telephone or even through e-mail and it is not necessary for the informer to be present personally before the police for registration of FIR. F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence, In effect, it amounts to putting law in to motion… Read more »

What remedies are available in case of refusal by the police to record FIR?

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In case of refusal by official at police station to record FIR, a written complaint can be sent by post to the Superintendent of Police concerned. The complainant can also directly approach the Judicial Magistrate having jurisdiction and file a complaint regarding the offence before the said Magistrate. The Magistrate can direct the police to… Read more »

What is the difference between DDR and FIR?

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Difference between DDR and FIR First Information Report ( FIR ) recorded by police regarding cognizable offence is referred to as FIR while the other reports recorded in daily diary register are referred as DDR. F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence, In effect, it amounts to putting… Read more »

In which condition police may not investigate a complaint?

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According Section 157, Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, The police may not investigate a complaint even if  – The case is not serious in nature. The police feel that there is not enough ground to investigate. However, the police must record the reasons for not conducting an investigation and in the latter case must also inform… Read more »

What is the procedure of filing an FIR?

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Using Section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code, 1973, you can file an FIR. The procedure of filing an FIR is following – When information about the commission of a cognizable offence is given orally, the police must write it down. It is your right as a person giving information or making a complaint to demand… Read more »

What should you mention in the FIR?

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You should be mention in the FIR –  Your name and address. Date, time and location of the incident you are reporting. The true facts of the incident as they occurred. Names and descriptions of the persons involved in the incident. F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence,… Read more »