5 Anonymous Asked: October 9, 20192019-10-09T10:41:54+00:00 2019-10-09T10:41:54+00:00In: FIR How can I lodge an FIR? 5 Please guide me how can I lodge an FIR in the police station. fir Related Questions What is zero FIR? Where Can I file zero FIR? How can I file online FIR? What is the procedures to lodge an FIR against police officers? Can a police officer lodge an FIR without conducting any enquiry? 2 Answers Voted Oldest Recent Ratan India 5 Questions 8 Answers 1 Best Answer 170 Points View Profile Best Answer Ratan Beginner 2019-10-09T11:15:09+00:00Added an answer on October 9, 2019 at 11:15 am This answer was edited. Following this guide, you will be able to lodge an FIR at any Police Station. Are you a victim of crime? Have you witnessed a crime? Do you have information about something illegal? If your answer to above-asked questions is a big yes, then you can easily file an FIR. In simple words, an FIR is called “First information report”. Here one point should be noted that an FIR can be filed under the section of 154 of Indian criminal procedure code of 1973. Moreover, you don’t need to be in the area of crime when it comes to filing an FIR. But yes, you should try to visit the nearest police station when it comes to filing an FIR. Are you still confused? If yes, then you should check out stated below guideline on how to file an FIR in India. Are You Authorized to File an FIR? It is found that most of the individuals assume that FIR can only be filed by the victims. But it is not true. Whether you know about crime or you are a victim, you can always be authorized to file an FIR. So, FIR can be filed by a victim, witness and the one who has information about the crime. You have to follow this Steps to File an FIR First of all, you need to visit the nearest police station with all the details about the crime. Now, you have two options to inform police about the crime i.e. verbally or written. In case of explaining the crime verbally, the duty officer should write down everything in the daily diary or general diary. In case of choosing written complaint option, you need to provide two copies of the FIR. One should be given to the police officer and the second one should be given back to you. Now, it’s the duty of the police to go through all the information provided by you. When police collect all information from you, they will read over the same information to you. Here, you need to remember that you should not sign a document even without confirming whether the police has written whatever you told them or not. Now, you need to collect a free copy of complaint or FIR. You should note down the FIR date, FIR number and name of the police station for further proceeding. You shouldn’t forget that both the FIR copies should be stamped. An FIR also contains a daily diary number or DD number. With the help of these details, you can easily find the status of FIR online. Is It Possible to Change FIR Details? If you are assuming that you may be able to change the FIR details even after submitting it to police, you need to change your mind. Remember, once you submitted an FIR, you aren’t supposed to change it in future. This is the main reason why applicants should confirm everything before signing on an FIR copy at a police station in India. However, it is true that you can’t change a filed FIR, but it is also true that you can add additional information to the same FIR at a later stage. 4 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp KISHAN RETIRED JUDGE About Advocate Kishan Dutt KalaskarKishan Dutt Kalaskar Retd Judge 20 years service as Judge in different capacities. Read and prepared Head Notes for more than 10,000 judgments of different High Courts and Supreme Court. Head Notes published by various Law Publishers. Now preparing Head notes for www.scconline.com. Worked in different capacities and dealt with several categories of cases. Having practical knowledge of law in practice and drafting and counselling. 0 Questions 9 Answers 0 Best Answers 213 Points View Profile KISHAN RETIRED JUDGE Expert About Advocate Kishan Dutt KalaskarKishan Dutt Kalaskar Retd Judge 20 years service as Judge in different capacities. Read and prepared Head Notes for more than 10,000 judgments of different High Courts and Supreme Court. Head Notes published by various Law Publishers. Now preparing Head notes for www.scconline.com. Worked in different capacities and dealt with several categories of cases. Having practical knowledge of law in practice and drafting and counselling. 2019-10-30T16:54:28+00:00Added an answer on October 30, 2019 at 4:54 pm What is an FIR? Well, if you have to file a cognizable offence, online FIR Bangalore facility is not enough. So let us also discuss what is in FIR and how to file it in a police station if such a situation arises FIR refers to First Information Report. This is a written document with a prescribed format. It is designed to present all the information about the criminal event as told by the complainant. Not all criminal offence complaints are filed as FIRs. FIRs are typically filed for cognizable offence i.e. criminal offences for which the offender can be arrested by the police without a warrant. This includes theft, rape, rioting, assault and kidnapping. In some cases, non-cognizable offences such as bigamy, adultery etc can be registered as FIRs if a police officer witnessed the offence or if the court gives permission for it to be filed as an FIR. It can be filed by the victim, a witness or by any person who has knowledge about the offence. What is the difference between an FIR and a police complaint? There are many differences between FIRs and complaints. The former can be registered only for cognizable criminal offence while the latter can be filed for cognizable and non-cognizable criminal offences. FIRs have a prescribed format and must be registered at a police station while complaints have no set format and can be made to a judicial magistrate. Most importantly, filing an FIR forces the police to begin investigating the case while a complaint need not be investigated until the police are directed to do so. Why should you file an FIR? An FIR serves many purposes. It informs the police about an offence that has taken place and gives them all the relevant facts. It sets the criminal law in motion as police are duty bound to investigate FIRs. It provides proof in cases where insurance is involved. In the case of thefts, it protects the complainant from liabilities that could arise from the misuse of their property that was stolen. How can you lodge an FIR at a police station? An FIR must be registered as soon as possible after the offence. This will usually be registered by a Sub-inspector or the senior most police officer in the police station. To lodge an FIR the complaint may be made orally or in writing. In the case of oral complaints, the policeman will write down the relevant details in the prescribed format, read it out to the complainant and get it signed by them. Written complaints are attached to the FIR. When filing an FIR, it is important to report all the aspects of the offence correctly. This is because only one FIR can be filed per case. Thus, there can be only one version of the offence recorded. According to the Karnataka Police Manual, an FIR can be filed before the authenticity of the complaint or any medical reports is filed. Once the FIR is filed, it cannot be cancelled or withdrawn by the Station House Officer (SHO) under any circumstance. An FIR records the following details: A wise man once said, hope for the best but prepare for the worst. Being the victim of a criminal offence can put any person in panic mode but the first thing you should do in such cases is filed an FIR. Filing an FIR may seem like a daunting task but in reality, it is quite simple. In the unfortunate event of needing to file an FIR, here are a few things you should keep in mind: Approximate time and date of the offence Time and date of reporting the offence Place where the offence occurred Personal details of the complainant Personal details of the accused Description of the offence In the case of theft, a description of the property that was stolen Section of the law applicable to the offence Signature of the complainant There are no fees payable when filing an FIR. A copy of the FIR is also given to the complainant without any charge. What can you do if the police refuse to register your FIR? If the offence is a non-cognizable offence, the police may refuse to file an FIR. In such cases, you may file a complaint in instead. Refusing to file an FIR in cognizable criminal offence is an offence in itself. In such cases you may choose to do one of three things: Approach the Superintendent of Police to register the FIR File a complaint at the jurisdictional court File a complaint at the Karnataka Lokayukta What happens to an FIR after is recorded? 4 copies of an FIR are made after it has been registered. One is kept by the police station and the others are sent to the Circle Inspector, Superintendent of Police and magistrate with jurisdiction over the area. A police enquiry will be started into the offence immediately after an FIR is registered. A team will be sent to the place where the offence occurred to collect evidence in the form of photographs, material evidence and witness statements. A report on the FIR must be given to a magistrate within 60 days if the offence was committed in the past 7 years or within 90 days if the offence was committed more than 7 years ago. It is important to note that filing a false report is punishable by law. Well, if you can file can opt for online FIR Bangalore facility; choose that over the physical one. Let technology revolutionize the way we work. 2 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp You must login to add an answer. Username or email* Password* Captcha* What is the capital of India? ( New Delhi ) Remember Me! Forgot Password?