Is it an offence to register/lodge false FIR ?

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Yes. Under section 182 IPC or under section 211 IPC it is punishable offence. Lodging of a false FIR/complaint is punishable under IPC. Such an informant / complainant can be proceeded against under section 182 IPC or under section 211 IPC by the police. Private person against whom false FIR/complaint has been lodged can also file… Read more »