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First Information Report is a report relating to the commission of an offense, which is lodged in a police station. Sometimes, visiting the police station might be inconvenient for the complainant due to a number of reasons. Hence, the option of filing an online FIR e-FIR is provided by a majority of the states to facilitate the easy and quick filing of FIR against the commission of offenses.
can be filed online by visiting the official website of the concerned police
department and submitting the necessary details. A few police departments have
also launched their official mobile application, which can be used to file an
It can be
filed by the person, against whom the offense has been committed, by any person
who has witnessed the commission of the offense or by any person who has knowledge
of the commission of the crime.
An FIR or
e-FIR can be filed only against cognizable offenses. Cognizable offenses are
those offenses, which do not require an arrest warrant like murder, rape, theft
advised to file an e-FIR at the earliest possible after the commission of the
offense. A delay in filing an FIR has to be adequately explained to the police
officer as it may raise suspicion on various grounds.
There is no
fixed procedure for filing an e-FIR
in the Code of Criminal Procedure. It varies from place to place. An e-FIR can be filed by visiting the
official website of the police department of the concerned state or city. In
this article, we will discuss the detailed step-by-step procedure for filing an
e-FIR in different states and
Note: Delhi police have also launched the “Delhi Police Lost Report” mobile app for lodging of complaints relating to lost items. The complainant has to provide a few basic details of the complainant, details of the lost article/document, brief of the complaint. On submission, an acknowledgment will be generated, which will serve as a proof of submission.
police have launched the official website and a mobile application for filing
lost reports online. Though this facility is not available for filing FIR for
other cognizable offenses.
The steps are as under:
of filing an e-FIR varies from place
to place. Hence, the first step is to visit the correct official website of the
concerned police department. Once you land on the home page, carefully go through
the contents of the website for correct filing of an e-FIR. Once should
exercise the utmost care in filing an e-FIR as an incorrect filing of an e-FIR
might lead to an offense.
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