- FIR is notification to Police 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.
- The informant/ complainant should go to the police station having jurisdiction over the area and report to officer in-charge/ station house officer about commission of a cognizable offence.
- The report has to be face-to-face, in person. The informant should narrate all information available in a logical manner and answer any questions posed by the police officer truthfully
- FIR is a written document prepared by the police on recieving information and should be signed by the informant.
- In case the informant cannot read, he/she can ask the officer to read back everything that is written.
- In case information is given on telephone, the informant should subsequently go to the police station.
- The informant will be given a number after the FIR is registered.
- The informant can ask for a copy of the FIR. It can also be downloaded from CCTNS website with the number given.
- Only in case of non-cognisable offences like assault, cheating, stalking etc., complaint can be filed online.
F.I.R. means First Information Report, made to police, about commission of a cognizable offence. IT is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. In effect, it amounts to putting law in to motion by giving information relating to the commission of a cognizable offence to an officer in charge of a police station and shall be signed by the person.
- 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.
How to register:
The informant/complainant should visit the police station under whose jurisdiction the crime has taken place. He/she should narrate the details of the crime to the office in charge/station house officer and answer any questions asked. The police officer will then write down an FIR which should be checked and then signed by the informant. A number will be given to the inform,ant which is to be refferred in later use. Using this number, a copy of the FIR can also be downloaded from the CCTNS website.
Type of Service:
It is NOT an online service.
How to download copy of FIR:
For list of District Superintendents, CLICK HERE.