Can a Policeman say no to register FIR?

Is it obligatory for policemen to register FIR? Can a policeman, under any circumstances, say no to any person?

Answer (1)

Team Legistify

  • Sector-1, Noida

Yes, registering of an FIR is necessary in case an offence has been committed and you are reporting the offence at the concerned Police Station.If you are reporting a cognisable crime and the police refuse to register your FIR, you can make a complaint to a higher ranking officer such as the Superintendent of Police (SP), the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) or the Inspector General of Police (IGP).

Answered on 28 Sep 2018


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