- To file an FIR, one has to go to the police station within the jurisdiction of which the cause of action arose or the offence took place.
- Every piece of information relating to the commission of offence is to be given to the officer in-charge of the police station. If it is given orally to the officer, he shall reduce it to writing and read it over to the informant to confirm and verify the details.
- Every such information has to be signed by the informant after which it is required to be recorded by the officer in a book maintained for this purpose as prescribed by the State Government.
- The informant is entitled to receive a copy of the FIR free of cost.
File an FIR: Essential Things to MentionHere are the things that must be mentioned while filing an FIR:
- The informant’s name and address.
- Name and details of the people involved in the incident.
- Time, date and exact location of the incident.
- Precise facts and details of the incident as it occurred.
- Witnesses, if any.
1. What is an FIR ?The Hon’ble Supreme Court of india State of Andhara Pradesh Vs V V Panduranga Rao 2009 (15) SCC 211 has laid down the definition of FIR, as provided in Section 154 Cr.P.C.
“First Information report …. Should be disclosing an cognizable offence satisfying the requirements of Section 154(1) of the Code.”