Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2017)
Registration of first information report vis-a-vis the powers of the court: A study
Author(s): Dr. Mukund Sarda
Abstract: The scope of the powers of the court under Section 156 (3) of Criminal Procedure Code has been studied in depth. Specific or unproperly worded prayer or lack of complete details will not be fatal to maintainability of a petition. A complaint against public servants, sanction of competent authority is required for registration of a case against them. The guidelines in Priyanka Srivastava’s case has been summarised for the proper application of Sec 1556 (3) of Cr PC. A good account is given about the recommendations of the study and in paritucular, the magistrate may require the filing of affidavit’s in order to ascertain the truth of the complaint, before the magistrate exercises the power to direct registration of FIR.