up City Police Control Room
( No.100 ) and explain your problem clearly and seek
Approach the nearest Police Station and register
In case of a cognizable crime, you are
entitled to a copy of the FIRST INFORMATION REPORT and
In case of a non-cognizable case, you will be
provided an authenticated slip containing your NC Registration
If you encounter any difficulty or resistance
at the Police Station level, please contact the Senior
Police Inspector of the Police Station or Assistant
Commissioner of Police of the Division or Deputy Commissioner
of Police of the Zone or Additional Commissioner of
Police of the Region. The telephone numbers of the above
officials are displayed prominently at each Police Station.
Offences are classified into two categories viz.
cognizable and non-cognizable. In case of cognizable
offences, police are required to register the same in
the First Information Register (F. I. R.) and
investigate the offence. Police can also arrest without
warrant. In non-cognizable offences, police have no
authority to either investigate the matter or arrest
without the prior permission of the Magistrate. The
non-cognizable offences include petty offences such
as committing public nuisance, abusing,
slapping, quarrels in the family or with neighbours,
Cognizable crimes are of two kinds : Bailable and Non-bailable.
In bailable offences, the accused is normally entitled
to bail at the Police Station level, provided sureties
and/or the bail amount/document are produced on demand.In
a non-bailable offence, normally it is only
the court which is empowered to grant bail to the accused.
Any arrested person shall be produced by the Police
before the nearest Magistrate within 24 hours of the
arrest. The complainant/accused person is entitled
to avail legal advice during the process mentioned
For the poor, free legal aid is available
during the prosecution stage.
person is entitled to get information about the reasons
of his arrest/search of his premises/seizure of properties.
This information is rightfully obtainable from the Investigating/Arresting
Traffic offences, the offender has to pay penalty
as per the prescribed schedule that is available obligatorily
with the prosecuting Traffic Officer. There are also
several rights that the individual possesses herein,
for more information go to the traffic section.
In case of an accident,
the victim or his relatives have several rights, these
are highlighted under a subsection for accidents.