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Private Complaint: A Remedy

Meenakshi Sethi, Himalayan Group of Professional Institutions, University of Himachal Pradesh


India is a populated country. To protect those people legislature enforced certain statutes for instance- criminal law and civil law, etc. criminal procedure provides that if any cognizable offence happens the police officer shall lodge an F.I.R. but what if the police officer refuses to lodge it?

Section 154(3) of the code of criminal procedure,1973 said that “any person aggrieved by a refusal on the part of an officer in charge of a police station to record the information, in writing and by post, to the superintendent of police concerned, who if satisfied that such information discloses the commission of a cognizable offence, shall either investigate the case himself or direct an investigation to be made by any police officer subordinate to him, in the manner provided this code, and such officer shall have all the powers of an officer in charge of a police station in relation to that offence”.


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