Quashing of FIR: Legal angle

Author: Aakash Batra from Symbiosis Law School, Pune.

A First Information Report (hereinafter referred to as ‘FIR’) was registered against a Haryana Congress leader, Pankaj Punia, for allegedly ‘hurting religious sentiments’ through a Social Media Post on Twitter. The FIR was registered at Madhuban Police Station…

Explained: Zero FIR

Author: Viola Rodrigues from School of Law, Christ (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru.

Recently, the death of an Odia migrant worker made it to the news as a zero FIR was filed at Bhanjanagar police station in Odisha. Satyaban Swain died due to an alleged assault at the hands of Amroli police personnel in Surat, Gujarat. It was Santosh Swain, the…

FIR law in India

Author: Utsarga Dash from KIIT School of Law, Bhubaneswar.

The Information related to an offence registered with the police for apposite police action is called The First Information Report (FIR). The information can either be in writing or oral, generally reported by the