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Karnataka DGP Issue Circular To Lodge Zero FIR By Police Stations As Per HC Directions [Read Circular]

Mustafa Plumber
27 Nov 2019 2:36 PM GMT
Karnataka DGP Issue Circular To Lodge Zero FIR By Police Stations As Per HC Directions [Read Circular]
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A circular has been issued by the Director General Of Police, following directions by the Karnataka High Court to all police stations to lodge 'Zero Fir' even if the offence has been committed outside the territorial jurisdiction of the police station. A bench led by Chief Justice Abhay Oka while hearing a PIL filed by Advocate Umapathi had issued the directions on September 19. It...

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A circular has been issued by the Director General Of Police, following directions by the Karnataka High Court to all police stations to lodge 'Zero Fir' even if the offence has been committed outside the territorial jurisdiction of the police station.

A bench led by Chief Justice Abhay Oka while hearing a PIL filed by Advocate Umapathi had issued the directions on September 19. It was directed that "police officers should be clearly informed that failure to comply with the direction of registration of FIR and a receipt of information about cognizable offence may invite prosecution of the police officer, under section 166-A of Indian Penal Code. It may also invite departmental inquiry.

The circular states "All unit officers are hereby directed to communicate this order to all their subordinate police officers and police stations to scrupulously abide by the directions of the Honourable High Court. Disciplinary action will be initiated against erring officers for non-compliance. The senior officers will be liable for contempt of court proceedings in the event of violation."

The circular is made available on the official website of the police and included in Police IT Software.  

Click here to download the Circular


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