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High Courts’ Power to Quash FIR

Bombay High CourtThe power to quash an FIR (First Information Report) is among the inherent powers of the High Courts of India. Courts possessed this power even before the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) was enacted. Added as Section 482 by an amendment in 1923, it is a reproduction of the section 561(A) of the 1898 code.


Proforma for the Reporting the First Information of a Cognizable Offence

(Under Section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code)

Police Station…………….. District ......................... 

1. Personal details of the Complainant / Informant:

(a) Name

(b) Father's / Husband's Name

(c) Address

(d) Phone number & Fax

(e) Email:

2. Place of Occurrence:

How to Follow Up on an First Information Report (FIR)

Registering the First Information Report (FIR) is the right of every Indian citizen, against whom an offence has been committed. Even if someone has witnessed the offence, but it has not been committed against him/her, he/she can register the FIR. But, what do you do when the police does not register the first information report or forgets about investigating into the case after registering it.

How to Obtain a Copy of FIR through RTI Application

According to the provisions of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.P.C), the police department is bound to provide a copy of FIR (First Information Report) to the complainant at the time of filing the report. Also, a defendant can ask for FIR at the time of arrest. But, can an individual, who is not involved in a case, ask for a copy of the FIR?

Constitution of India: The Concept of Minimum Bonus

Most of the companies are aware of the fact that money is a powerful incentive to motivate and increase the morale of workers, particularly in the industrial sector. Ensuring productivity is of paramount importance in industrial development. That is why employers often make extra cash payments, other than the wages or salary to the employees, which is known as bonus. Bonus is often directly linked to performance of an employee.

Industrial Dispute: The Concept of Tripartism

An industrial dispute is a clash or difference in opinion between the management and workers of a corporation or industry as a whole pertaining to the employment terms. The affairs of industrial disputes are regulated by the Industrial Dispute Act, 1947. The Act provides for various courts of inquiry, industrial tribunal and boards of conciliation.

Trade Union: How Trade Unions Enjoy Civil Immunity

A registered trade union, under the Indian Trade Union Act, is entitled to various benefits, privileges, protections, immunities and exclusive rights, compared to unregistered trade unions.

Custodial Horror for Women in India

Custodial horror is a daily occurrence for women prisoners in India. After all, what can women do when their ‘custodians’ become their violators? The question is very intimidating and frightening but this is actually happening to women in India. There have been innumerable cases where ‘men-in-khaki,’ as we usually refer to the police as, have been caught outraging the women prisoners’ modesty, inside and outside the jail. Worse, women prisoners in India are not just raped but they are even murdered by policemen. The state of Maharashtra has registered the highest number of custodial deaths i.e. 316, followed by Uttar Pradesh (255) and BJP-ruled Gujarat (190) in the last 16 years. According to the National Human Rights Commission, there are 2318 cases of custody deaths across the country, all of which have been committed by policemen, since October 1993.