Saturday 30 June 2012

Whether Police Officer Can Refuse To Register Complaint On The Ground Of Territorial Jurisdiction?

Police officer cannot refuse to register complaint on ground that concerned police station had not territorial jurisdiction over place of crime. He has to record information and forward same to police station having jurisdiction. Non- registration of FIR by police officer is dereliction of statutory duty enjoined upon him. Endorsement by police officer directing petitioner to file complaint in appropriate police station being erroneous and unsustainable in law and liable to be quashed.

High Court of Karnataka
B. S. Sundaresh Vs. State of Karnataka

Citation : 2012 CRI. L. J. 1986
Date : 12/1/2012
Bench: S. Abdul Nazeer.

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