Thursday, February 21, 2019

Is there any time limit within which a First Information report should be filed with the police, under the criminal procedure code in India?

Is there any time limit within which a First Information report should be filed with the police, under the criminal procedure code in India?

Is there any time limit within which a First Information report should be filed with the police, under the criminal procedure code in India?

1.     time limit for filing fir under crpc
-        there is no time limit but in case of specific disputes as listed on lalita kumara judgment the limit to file FIR is 7 days to 15 days

-        therefore time limit for filing FIR need to be adhered to by the state
-        the police which do not comply with time limit of filing FIR needs to be punished with contempt proceedings
2.     Is there any time limit within which a First Information report should be filed with the police, under the criminal procedure code in India?
-        7 days or 15 days
-        Other guidelines as above
3.     What is the time limit to file an FIR?
-        Seven days as per lalita kumara judgment
-        Fifteen days as per amendment to the above judgment by SC
4.     When should an FIR be filed?
-        Whenever a crime is happened then either immediately or within 24 hours
-        Fresh reporting of matter means no scope of after thoughts
5.     What is FIR under CrPC?
-        FIR means a first information report
-        Criminal procedure code has laid down several guidelines for FIR time limit and investigation procedure after FIR
6.     What is FIR and its evidentiary value?
-        FIR has no evidentiary value as it is not a fixing of criminal case
-        FIR means just allowing to investigate
-        FIR is not evidentiary, it is just informatory
7.     time limit for filing fir in india
-        different states may have different procedures.
-        In delhi it may be fast to record/ report a FIR
-        UP and Bihar may have a slow time limit

8.     fir filing rules
-        fir filing rules make it mandatory to be followed by police
-        crpc 41a notice is mandatory if chances of arrest are there
9.     fir under section 155 crpc
-        this is the general section in which the FIR is written
-        155 crpc just guides the columns and writing way
10. fir crpc notes
-        crpc notes include the table in which FIR need to be planned
11. time prescribed for filing an fir
-        normal time prescribed in 7 days or may be immediate on knowing about a crime
12. time limit for filing a case
-        no time limit as per law but as per limitations act it is 3 years
13. fir timing in police station
-        timing of FIR in a PS is important
-        it helps knowing the procedure of investigation
-        timely completion of investiogation and preparing of a B-Report or a charge sheet as the case may be.
14. fir is valid for how many days
-        FIR may remain valid indefinitely but generally as per law, within 60 or 90 days, the report i.e., final report may be submitted and in emergent and national causes issues, this CS may be prepared in just 7 days.

Therefore, it can be seen that the FIR is a legal document and the guidelines of the Supreme Court need to be followed but if the matter is required to be closed or cancelled by the accused based on falsity or based on counter evidences etc then it is suggested to file a LTR immediately. Further, for the benefit of men there may be many men rights activists or men rights organizations may be active to help pacify the men but the pacification or sympathy is NOT what a man/ husband looks for when false cases are filed on him. Hence, government of India needs to start a men cell india which may suggest the real fighting tactics to the men vis-a-vis counter/s and/ or challenge/s to close a false CAW or a FALSE FIR against a man/ boy/ husband/ celebrity, hence in all over India the government of India needs to start a Men Cell in Delhi type cells for men which must be registered by government of India to help boys/ husbands/ men from false cases and atrocities by disgruntled women/ wives/ girls and by the police respectively.


  1. I never wanted to come to India to fight false cases.
    I read about atur chatur and took his help in fighting false 498a FIR myself without an advocate and by sitting myself in abroad

    It worked very well.
    My position in false 498a by my wife is strong and she is even banned from entering USA due to the false reporting of crime as this was made possible with the guidance of atur chatur who even guided me on the time limit to file FIR and also highlighting errors or defects in the investigation.

    thanks sir for being my mentor.
    i will truely refer my USA friends and colleagues to spread your name in our US circles so that other NRI husbands here in USA my be able to get your expert guidance to get the false FIR cancelled against them in 498a ipc false dowry matters like mine.
    Thanks again
    sandeep raju, philadelphia

  2. A Non Resident Indian (NRI) husband when trapped in a false 498a FIR looks for help seeking Quash Petition or Samples of a Quash Application u/s 482 Criminal Procedure Code.

    But, in order to have a better discussion on the dowry laws procedures and especially relating to closing of a false FIR under section 498a ipc FIR, then as per Atur Chatur, one may contact the NRI 498a Helpline in India for the NRI husbands.


    The above website for NRI Quash relates to some steps which may be done by a NRI before he files a quash petition so that the chances of success of a Quash Petition are higher for the simple reason that a Quash u/s 482 crpc or a Bail or Anticipatory Bail u/s 438 or u/s 439 CrPC may comes with conditions such as:-
    - Travel Restrictions
    - Passport Impounding
    - Attending Court or Joining Police Investigation by personal visit to India despite the busy schedule of the Non Resident Indian husband who may be working in USA/ UK/ Dubai/ Australia/ NZ etc

    Hence, vis-a-vis a NRI Men Cell or a Helpline for the NRI's especially for the NRI husbands to counter false 498a, the help may be sought from:-

    Since a false FIR is a human rights issue for a NRI husband, hence, it may be utmost necessary to invoke the Human Rights of the Non Resident Indian husband living abroad so that the wife does not get blue corner notice or god forbid even a red corner notice issued against a NRI by contacting USA Immigration against the NRI husband using her false, wild/ bald and concocted stories.
    Therefore, Human Rights of a NRI may be invoked by understaindg some key human rights issues related to a NRI husband listed at:-

    if any help is needed then contact any time (24 hours):-


    or visit the website:-


atur chatur on procedure for investigation after fir