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How to lodge F.I.R ?

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FIRST INFORMATION REPORT (P.M. Rule 143) (Under Section 154 Cr.P.C.)

  • F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence.
  • A cognizable case means a case in which a police officer may, in accordance with the First Schedule of Cr.P.C (1973), or under any other law for the time being in force, arrest without warrant.
  • It is mandatory to give a copy of the first information report (as recorded by police) to the informant free of cost.
  • The informant/complainant should go to the Police Station having jurisdiction over the area (where the offence is committed) and report to Officer in-charge /station house officer about commission of a cognizable offence.
  • In case of Women the victim can lodge FIR in any police station of the State and subsequently it can be transferred to the concerned PS for investigation.
  • In this Connection Police Circular Order343/13 regarding standard operating procedure (SOP) for registration of FIR and Investigation of Crime against Women & Police Circular Order 338/13 regarding prompt investigation of cases in case of women have been issued.
  • In case of non-cognizable offences ,police do not have a right to investigate the complaint without the orders of the court. Station Diary entry will , however, be made for any such complaint & further enquiry shall be conducted.