Police can't refuse to lodge an FIR: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it is mandatory for the police to register FIR if a complainant approaches it for the registration of a cognizable offence

hidden November 12, 2013 12:27:03 IST
Police can't refuse to lodge an FIR: Supreme Court

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it is mandatory for the police to register FIR if a complainant approaches it for the registration of a cognizable offence.

Police cant refuse to lodge an FIR Supreme Court

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The apex court constitution bench headed by Chief Justice P. Sathasivam said that action will be taken against the police officer for his failure to register a First Information Report (FIR) on the complaint of a cognizable offence.

The legislative intent is for compulsory registration of FIR in case of cognizable offence, said Chief Justice Sathasivam, speaking for the bench.

Cognizable offences are those which attract punishment of three years or more in case of conviction and where an investigating officer can arrest an accused without warrant.

IANS

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