Friday, March 18, 2011

118 complaints of non-registration of FIRs in six months

NEW DELHI: Around 120 people have approachedDelhi Police Commissioner in the past six months complaining that police have refused to register FIRs based on their complaints.

According to a senior police official, a total of 118 complaints were received in the office of Commissioner in the past six months.

"Non-registration of FIR, particularly in criminal cases, is treated as dereliction of duty on the past of concerned Station House Officer. Whenever we receive such a complaint, we take necessary action," the official said.

In the past six months, two Inspectors have been censured and explanations were sought from 13 other Inspectors on complaints of non-registration of FIRs.

"We have issued standing orders in connection with the registration of FIRs. We have put sign boards in all police stations indicating the rights of a complainant to lodge an FIR and telephone numbers of senior officers to make a complaint against erring staff," the official said.

He said public can also call 011-23213355, the telephone of the Flying Squad of Vigilance Branch for any emergent help in case of harassment by police personnel.

"All complaints against police personnel will be handled by a senior official of the rank of Joint Commissioner and by Commissioner," he said.

Bringing in transparency, he said, all FIRs registered in Delhi are being uploaded in Delhi Police's website from February one. People can download new FIRs from the website -- while an accused can get a copy from the police station by paying Rs 25. 

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