what are the various reasons that a FIR can be dropped in indian law by the station inspector.
this in regards to a criminal - theft case in a dwelling. the court has not been notified yet in this regard as far as i know.
is there even any provision that this can be done.
The Supreme Court recently said that it is mandatory for the police to register a First Information Report or FIR when a complaint is filed at a police station. So far, it was upto the police to decide whether to formally accept a complaint, though the Criminal Civil Procedure code says police must register FIR on receipt of complaint.
The judges said that action will be taken against an officer at a police station if he fails to register an FIR, which is the first step towards the filing of formal charges.
There is no such remedy available with the police. They have to file a closure report before the concerned court in case they feel that no cognizable offence is made out against the accused. In addition to that they may also release the accused on bail under section 169 of the Crpc. But dropping the proceedings based on personal decisions is not permitted as per law.
The bare act of CrPC 41 (1) (a)
41. When police may arrest without warrant .- (1) Any police officer may without an order from a Magistrate and without a warrant, arrest any person�
*[(a) who commits, in the presence of a police officer, a cognizable offence