These are should not be do in case of FIR –
- Complainant should not be puzzled.
- Harsh language should not be used.
- Aggression should be avoided.
- Unnecessary details should be avoided.
- Over-writing/ scoring should be avoided.
- Offence should not be minimized.
- Do not forget to take thumb impression or signature of the informer.
- FIR should not be lodged on the basis of telephone telegram or hearsay rumour without verifying the facts and getting the signature of the informer.
FIR – A First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by police organizations in Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan when they receive about the commission of a cognizable offence.
Importance of FIR –
An FIR is a very important document as it sets the process of criminal justice in motion. It is only after the FIR is registered in the police station that the police takes up investigation of the case.
Who can lodge an FIR?
Anyone who knows about the commission of a cognizable offence can file an FIR. It is not necessary that only the victim of the crime should file an FIR. A police officer who comes to know about a cognizable offence can file an FIR himself/herself. You can file an FIR if:
- You are the person against whom the offence has been committed;
- You know yourself about an offence which has been committed;
- You have seen the offence being committed.