Here is all what a common man can do if police does not register FIR.
a) Talk to SHO of the concerned Police station and ask him to register FIR. Most probably he will try to persuade you not to register FIR and instead ask you to write complaint on a piece of paper. Police is bound to take action on FIR as they need to give explanation of each & every FIR registered in a month to the district magistrate. No such boundation exists for a complaint.
b) In case SHO does not register your FIR (which will be the usual case), you can meet ACP or DCP of that zone.
c) In case you can't take off from your office work, write a registered mail to DCP with a copy to ACP or district magistrate of that district with a copy of the complaint and asking for an explanation that why your FIR was not registered?
d) There is a website of delhi police where you will find all the relevant persons of all dcps, acps and commissioner of delhi police to whom you can contact through email.
e) If nothing works out the last thing you can do is to call up at this number and register your complaint on phone itself.
For Police related complaints you can also contact to Flying Squad of Vigilance Branch : (011) 23213355.
Getting your FIR lodged is absolutely must as it makes police accountable to take action. This will definitely help to bring down the crime rate.
f) If Police does not take action on your complaint or FIR you can file a 10 rs RTI which is a handwritten application to be deposited at DCP of that zone.
[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/B] Hope this information is useful.
A Common aware Man
Last edited by kundan_scorpio; 30-08-09 at 09:26 AM.
I have mentioned different ways you can register your FIR.
a) Just find out the DCP's address of your district. Send a registered letter to him.
b) Find out vigilance helpline number and lodge your complaint on phone itself.
c) You can lodge your grievance on this site: Grievance Redress Mechanism in Government Click on lodge your grievance, select appropriate authority.
d) The Simplest method would be to be file an RTI asking for the reasons for not lodging FIR. Its a plain handwritten application addressed to Public Information Officer. So in your case it should be DCP of your district. To know in detail about How to file an RTI, google RTI helpline number. You will find a lawyer's number. He will guide you free of cost.
fir is an eyewash. My house burgled and an fir made but no action taken by ps. I live in kolkata. I made a complaint upto the home secretary and gave copy to cp and acp in person. But 40 days now no action. 1% of assorted article brought (they told some gentlemen deposited at ps) and within the prolonged time gap of court bond process to take possession of the article which we identified at the ps on 28/08/09, 90% of them replicated with false jewellery and we had been forced to take delivery on 17/09/09 and asked to sign the records at ps that 'we are satisfied with the contents received'
this is reg the 1% then it means i have to forego the 99%
no justice in any machinery.
The protector is party to the booty.
I am ashamed to be a citizen of this great country.
I appreciate the bold step taken by you. Had I been in your place, I would have tried to collect the evidence that police is forcing you to accept the items which are fabricated and sent those evidences to the entire media.
Every iota of efforts will be an important step to fight against corruption. Still there are certain relatively more pious departments where you can approach.
Leaving Preachings apart, here is all what you can do:
a) Vigilance is still considered relatively more pious & less corrupt. Find out the vigilance helpline number on google in Calcutta & register your complaint. To lodge complaint against police Vigilance is the department.
b) District Magistrate is most powerful person. He has the full authority to instruct police to work on your case or take action against Police particularly in your case. Please visit his office personally and talk to him and send him a written application using registered post.
b) RTI - Right to Information (This link gives the list of RTI activists)
I had a word with wife of retired Commodore Lokesh K batra one of the RTI activists. I came to know from her that Mr Batra is fighting against UP chief Minister Mayawati who is wasting public money to erect statues and could successfully put atleast a comma in her drive. He has fought several cases against Noida & Ghaziabad authority successfully using RTI specially the passport office.
There are several RTI activists associated with NGOs who help in filing RTI application and can guide us about the scope of RTI against a private builder. I myself have filed RTI. But taking help from a professional will definitely be more effective.
FIR must for all complaints
- Delhi circular after Ruchika tragedy
New Delhi, Dec. 28: Police will now have to file an FIR on every complaint, the Union home ministry said today, ending the decades-old practice of lodging general diaries that allowed the law-keepers to sit on complaints without investigation.
The move is a fallout of the high-profile Ruchika Girhotra molestation case where Haryana police had initially refused to file an FIR (first information report), apparently because the accused was a senior officer.
The ministry is expected to send a circular to all the states by early next week, making it mandatory for station house officers to register FIRs on virtually every complaint. The SHOs must also state their reasons for registering any FIR —or not registering one if they felt a complaint was obviously false — to their superiors in writing, sources said.
The police can therefore no longer use the device of the diary, where they jotted down complaints and forgot all about them. Registering an FIR means the police must report to a magistrate, who then monitors the progress of investigation. The case cannot be closed without the magistrate’s permission.
A diary allows the police to avoid the trouble of investigation, arrests, chargesheets and prosecution.
From now on, sources said, even if a complaint is false, the police will be expected to probe it before they drop it.
Indian police are notorious for refusing to lodge FIRs, especially if the complainants are poor, as in the Nithari serial child rapes and murders. (See chart)
A Right to Information application from an NGO has forced Delhi police to admit lodging FIRs in only 9.5 per cent of child disappearances even after Nithari. The NGO has also found out that less than 12 per cent rape complaints are turned into FIRs. This despite victims’ families often sitting in front of police stations for hours — even days — imploring the cops to act.
Neetu Srivastav, a day labourer in Ghaziabad, told The Telegraph that for the past one year, she had been travelling to the local police station every day and pleading in vain for an FIR to be filed to trace her missing daughter Pallavi, now 14. Another RTI plea has found out that at least 800 complainants in Lucknow had to fight court cases to get FIRs registered in 2006 and 2007.
Under the Raj, almost every complaint was expected to lead to an FIR but practices changed as cases burgeoned after Independence.