Usually, we are afraid of going to the police station or reluctant to deal with the police. But do you know there are laws guiding the police on how to deal with women? What is FIR? What is Zero FIR? Let’s go to this section and know about it in brief.
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First Information Report (FIR) is a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence. Non-registration of FIR is an offence and can be a ground for disciplinary action against the concerned police office
The respective police station takes in the FIR and marks it as a zero FIR by giving it serial number Zero and immediately transfers the documents to the concerned jurisdiction.
A general diary (GD) entry or a daily diary entry is made when any kind of complaint is lodged and the police enter the details in their records. Thereafter, if the police believe that there is some prima facie evidence of a cognizable offense being committed, it is registered as an FIR.
- A woman cannot be arrested after sunset and before sunrise.
- To cause a female to be searched, the search shall be by another female with strict regard to decency. Body searches of females should only be carried out by women and with strict regard to decency.
- Women should be guarded by female constables/police officers. They must be questioned in the presence of policewomen. It is the duty of the police officer making an arrest to see the arrested females are segregated from men and kept in female lock-up in the police station.