Blog by Niti Manthan
Facilitating young minds towards holistic development.
How often do we come across news where police refuse to register FIR citing jurisdiction issues? Not too far away, the incidence of gruesome and dastardly rape of a woman in Hyderabad burnt to death by the perpetrators shook the entire nation. But a bigger blot existed in the way two of the police stations refused to register FIR citing it to be outside their jurisdiction. Crucial time was lost. The crime was done. A pandora box could be opened on this issue. The question remains perpetual as to whether police can refuse to register an FIR. Thus, this article focuses on the concept of zero FIR.
The main motive of this article is to inform people about the concept of FIR. It is an attempt to provide basic and detailed knowledge about what an FIR is under Section 154 of CrPC, how one can lodge an FIR and what are the remedies available to a common man in case of non-registration of the FIR by a police officer.