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FIR : First Information Report:

FIR is a report, by a complainant, written at the police station, regarding the commission of an offence (Incidence). A copy of the FIR is provided to the complainant by the concerned police station, free of cost.

Final Report:

It is the final report to the court, containing the outcome of the investigation of an offence. It may be a KHATMA, meaning that there is no sufficient evidence to prove an offence or a KHARIJI, meaning that the complaint is wrong or that the said offence was not committed or the CHALLAN, containing the gist of the offence, the names of the witnesses and the list of evidences. The copy of the Final report may be obtained by depositing a sum of Rs 21/- in the Police fund along with the application to the Superintendent of Police, Bhopal.

PM (Post Mortem ) Report:

It is the medical report of the investigation of a dead body. The copy of the PM report may be obtained by the nearest relative of the deceased by depositing a sum of Rs 21/- in the Police fund along with the application to the Superintendent of Police, Bhopal.

Morgue Intimation:

It is the first information by any person, written at the police station, regarding the death of any person. The copy of it may be obtained by depositing a sum of Rs 21/- in the Police fund along with the application to the Superintendent of Police, Bhopal.

Missing Person’s Report:

In the event of a missing person or child, police tries to recover the child by its own inquiry, and then the photographs and the particulars of the person are published in the newspaper and shown on Television. In the event of non-recovery the particulars are notified in the Gazette.

Vehicle theft:

A search report regarding a theft vehicle may be obtained from the State Crime Records Bureau, Police Head Quarters, Bhopal by depositing a sum of Rs 21/- in the Police fund along with the copy of the registration and the details of the vehicle in the prescribed form. The same report may also be obtained by the similar procedure while buying a second hand vehicle.

Verification of Tenants:

The House/Shop owner is obliged to inform the local police station, in writing, in the prescribed form (form may be obtained from the local Police Station), the detailed particulars of the tenant, before giving his premises on rent.

Verification of Servants:

The House/Shop owner should inform the local police station, in writing, in the prescribed form (form may be obtained from the local Police Station), the detailed particulars along with the photograph of the person, in the event of keeping him/her as servant.

Arms License:

The form for the arms license is to be deposited in the office of the District Magistrate (the form may be obtained from the same office). This form is sent to the concerned police station through the Superintendent of Police and after verification reaches back to the District Magistrate through the same channel.

Passport:

The Form for the Passport is to be deposited in the Passport office (It is now online also). This form is sent to the concerned police station through the Superintendent of Police and after verification reaches back to the Passport Office, through the same channel.

What should I do if I am a victim or witness of an offence?

If you are a victim or witness of an offence, just call 100 by your telephone or mobile and as soon as the call is received, inform the incidence in short with specific details of the time and place. Your massage is recorded as well. The officer on 100 may also give you the number of the nearest Police Station, so that, you may call the police station directly.

How do I know the nearest Police Station?

The information regarding the nearest Police Station may be obtained by calling on 100. Officer on this number will also inform regarding the telephone numbers and the names of the officers of the Police Station.

Who may lodge FIR?

  1. The Victim himself or
  2. The witness to the offence or
  3. Any other person who knows about the offence or
  4. The offender himself or
  5. The Officer in charge of the Police Station on his own information. (for eg. On the medical report of the victims of an accident the FIR may be written by the Police Officer).

What is the essential information for an FIR?

  1. It should be a report of a Cognizable offence?
  2. Name and address of the informant.
  3. Place of the offence.

If the informant has a specific knowledge, then he should also tell the date, the time, the name(s) of the victim(s), the name(s) of the accused person(s), the mode of offence and the motive of the accused person(s).

What is the difference between a complaint and an FIR?

  1. Complaint is general. It may be both regarding a cognizable or a non-cognizable offence.
  2. FIR is written only for Cognizable offences.
  3. A general complaint may become an FIR when it is written on the prescribed FIR form.

What is a Cognizable offence?

All those offences in which the Police have the powers of to arrest without warrant and powers of writing an FIR and investigation are called as Cognizable offences. They are enlisted in the First Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure of India and have been specified in the other minor acts or special laws.

What is a Non-cognizable offence?

  1. All those offences which do not fall under the category of cognizable offences.
  2. In these offences Police cannot arrest the accused without warrant.
  3. In fact, police has no powers of investigation or writing an FIR in such offences.
  4. They are enlisted in the First Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure of India and have been specified in the other minor acts or special laws.

Bailable offences:

A bailable offence is one in which the arrested person has the right to be bailed out from the Police Station or in other words the offences in which the Police officer has the powers to give bail. They are specified in the First Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure of India and in the other minor acts or special laws.

Non-bailable Offences:

A Non-bailable offence is one in which the arrested person gets the bail from the court or in other words the offences in which the Police officer has no powers to give bail. They are specified in the First Schedule of the Code of Criminal Procedure of India and in the other minor acts or special laws.

The Police station has refused to lodge my FIR, What should I do?

Give a complaint in writing to the concerned Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP)/ City Superintendent of Police (CSP) or Directly to the Superintendent of Police, Bhopal.

 



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