INFORMATION TO THE POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE

CHAPTER XII

INFORMATION TO THE POLICE AND THEIR POWERS TO INVESTIGATE

  1. Information in cognizable cases. –
  • Every information relating to the commission of the cognizable offence, if given orally to an officer in charge of a police station, shall be reduced to writing by him or under his direction, and be read over to the informant; and every such information, whether given in writing or reduced to writing as aforesaid, shall be signed by the person giving it, and the substance thereof shall be entered in a book to be kept by such officer in such form as the State Government may prescribed in this behalf:
  • A copy of the information as recorded under sub-section (1) shall be given forthwith, free of cost, to the informant.
  • Any person aggrieved by a refusal on the part of an officer in charge of a police station to record the information referred to in sub-section (1) may send the substance of such information, in writing and by post, to the Superintendent of Police concerned who, if satisfied that such information discloses the commission of a cognizable offence, shall either investigate the case himself or direct an investigation to be made by any officer subordinate to him, in the manner provided by this Code, and such officer shall have all the powers of an officer in charge of a police station in relation to that offence.

How Many Types of FIR Comes In Court?

Rule 117(3) of the Gujarat Police Manual Volume-3 Powers and Duties,

Normally in Three parts of FIR comes in the court.

I part.

II part.

III part i.e. Prohibition

Importance of Register

Rule 444

Importance of Register

Criminal Manual Para 444. :-

Registers serve as index, as also guide to all concerned and if they are not properly maintained, the purpose would not be served. It may be difficult and practically impossible to know the facts and trace the papers in future. Thus, the importance of proper maintenance of Registers should be impressed upon all concerned. The Registers should be maintained regularly and all columns should be carefully filled. The registers should be written in a neat and tidy manner.

Duty of Criminal Clerk when FIR comes

  • First to check FIR
  • Enter time of receiving FIR
  • Immediately put FIR before the presiding judge and take sign
  • Enter FIR in register
  • Keep FIR in safe custody      

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