SC: Time limit for police to register FIRs extended.


Court :
Supreme Court of India

Brief :
The bench comprising of Chief Justice of India, Justice P. Sathasivam; Justice Dr. B.S.Chauhan, Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai, Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S.A. Bobde modified the landmark guidelines stated in Lalita Kumari Vs. Govt. of U.P. & Ors. in its order by extending the time limit for concluding the preliminary inquiry and for registering the First Information Report (FIR) in criminal cases from 7 days to 15 days generally and six weeks in exceptional cases.

Citation :
Lalita Kumari Vs. Govt. of U.P. & Ors.

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA 

CRIMINAL ORIGINAL JURISDICTION 

 

CRL.M.P. NO.5029 OF 2014 

IN 

WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.68 OF 2008 

 

Lalita Kumari .... Petitioner(s) 

 

 

Versus 

 

 

Govt. of U.P. & Others .... Respondent(s) 

 

 

O R D E R 

 

Heard Mr. Sidharth Luthra, learned Additional Solicitor General. 

 

 After hearing him and in the light of the grievance expressed in the present criminal miscellaneous 

petition filed in the writ petition, we modify clause (vii) of paragraph 111 of our judgment dated 

12th November, 2013, in the following manner: 

"(vii) While ensuring and protecting the rights of the accused and the complainant, a preliminary 

inquiry should be made time bound and in any case it should not exceed fifteen days generally and in 

exceptional cases, by giving adequate reasons, six weeks time is provided. The fact of such delay and 

the causes of it must be reflected in the General Diary entry." To this extent, clause (vii) of paragraph 111 of the judgment is modified.

Criminal miscellaneous petition is, accordingly, disposed of.

 

 .........................CJI. 

 

 (P. SATHASIVAM) 

 

 

 ...........................J. 

 

 (DR. B.S. CHAUHAN) 

 

 

 ...........................J. 

 

 

 (RANJANA PRAKASH DESAI) 

 

 ...........................J. 

 

 

 (RANJAN GOGOI) 

 

 ...........................J. 

 (S.A. BOBDE)  

 

New Delhi; 

March 05, 2014 

ITEM NO.301 COURT NO.1 SECTION X 

 

 

S U P R E M E C O U R T O F I N D I A 

RECORD OF PROCEEDINGS 

 

CRL.M.P. NO.5029 OF 2014 IN WRIT PETITION (CRL.) NO.68 OF 2008 

 

 

LALITA KUMARI Petitioner(s) 

 

VERSUS 

 

GOVT.OF U.P.& ORS. Respondent(s) 

 

(With appln(s) for modification of Court's Order dated 12.11.2013 

and office report) 

 

 

Date: 05/03/2014 This Matter was called on for hearing today. 

  

CORAM : 

 HON'BLE THE CHIEF JUSTICE 

 HON'BLE DR. JUSTICE B.S. CHAUHAN 

 HON'BLE MRS. JUSTICE RANJANA PRAKASH DESAI 

 HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RANJAN GOGOI 

 HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S.A. BOBDE 

 

 

For Petitioner(s) Mr. B.K. Shah, Adv. 

 Mrs. Mona K. Rajvanshi, AOR 

 

For Respondent(s)/ Mr. Sidharth Luthra, ASG 

Applicant/For NCT Ms. Supriya Juneja, Adv. 

of Delhi Mr. Anandna Handa, Adv. 

 Mr. G.S. Bedi, Adv. 

 Mr. D.S. Mahra, AOR 

 Mr. Satya Siddiqui, Adv. 

 Mr. S.K. Mishra, Adv. 

 

For CBI Mr. Mohan Parasaran, S.G. (N/P) 

 Dr. Ashok Dhamija, Adv. 

 Mr. T.A. Khan, Adv. 

 Mr. P.K. Dey, Adv. 

 Mr. B.V. Balram Das, Adv.  

For U.P. Mr. Ratnakar K. Dash, Sr. Adv. 

 Mr. Abhisth Kumar, Adv. 

 Mr. Raman Yadav, Adv. 

 Ms. Archana Singh, Adv. 

 

 Ms. Sharmila Upadhyay, AOR 

 

 Mr. Debasis Misra, AOR 

 

For Haryana Mr. Manjit Singh, AAG 

 Ms. Nupur Chaudhary, Adv. 

 Mr. Tarjit Singh, Adv. 

 Mr. Kamal Mohan Gupta, Adv. 

 

For Punjab Mr. V. Madhukar, AAG 

 Ms. Anvita Cowshism, Adv. 

 Mr. Kuldip Singh, AOR 

 

For Gujarat Ms. Hemantika Wahi, AOR 

 Ms. Preeti Bhardwaj, Adv. 

 Ms. Puja Singh, Adv. 

 

For Arunachal Mr. Anil Shrivastav, AOR 

Pradesh Mr. Rituraj Biswas, Adv.  

For A.P. Mr. D. Mahesh Babu, Adv. 

 Ms. Suchitra Hrangkhawl, Adv. 

 Mr. Amjit Maqbool, Adv. 

 Mr. Amit K. Nain, Adv. 

 Mr. B. Ramakrishna Rao, Adv. 

 Mr. Aditya Jain, Adv. 

 Ms. Sunita Chaudhary, Adv. 

 

 Mr. Kamlendra Mishra, AOR 

 

 Mr. Khwairakpam Nobin Singh, AOR 

 

 Ms. Kamini Jaiswal, AOR 

 

 Mr. Ravindra Keshavrao Adsure, AOR 

 

 Mr. Jatinder Kumar Bhatia, AOR 

 Mr. Mukesh Verma, Adv. 

 

 Mr. Naresh K. Sharma, AOR 

 

 Mr. P.V. Dinesh, AOR 

 

 Ms. Anitha Shenoy, AOR  

 Mr. Gopal Singh, AOR 

 

For Jharkhand Mr. Anil K. Jha, AOR 

 Mrs. Priyanka Tyagi, Adv. 

 

 M/s. Corporate Law Group 

 

 Ms. Sumita Hazarika, AOR 

 

 Mr. Satish Vig, AOR 

 

 Mr. Aruneshwar Gupta, AOR 

 

 M/s. Arputham, Aruna & Co. 

 

For Andaman & Mr. Balasubramaniam, Adv. 

Nicobar Mr. K.V. Jagdishvaran, Adv. 

 Ms. G. Indira, AOR 

 

 Mrs. D. Bharathi Reddy, AOR 

 

 Mr. Dharmendra Kumar Sinha, AOR 

 

For Puducherry Mr. V.G. Pragasam, AOR  Mr. S.J. Aristotle, Adv. 

 Mr. Prabu Ramasubramaniam, Adv. 

 

 Mr. Ajay Pal, AOR 

 

 Mr. Jatinder Kumar Bhatia, AOR 

 

 Mr. R. Nedumaran, AOR 

 

 Ms. Shalu Sharma, AOR 

 

 Mr. Ranjan Mukherjee, AOR 

 

 Ms. A. Subhashini, AOR 

 

 Dr. Monika Gusain, AOR 

 

 Mr. S. Thananjayan, AOR 

 

 Mr. Sudarshan Singh Rawat, AOR 

 

 Mr. C.D. Sigh, AOR 

 

For West Bengal Mr. Anip Sachthey, AOR 

 Mr. Mohit Paul, Adv.  

 Mr. Abhijat P. Medh, AOR 

 

 Mr. Rameshwar Prasad Goyal, AOR 

 

For Tamil Nadhu Mr. M. Yogesh Kanna, Adv. 

 Mr. A. Santha Kumaran, Adv. 

 Ms. Vanita C. Giri, Adv. 

 

For Rajasthan Mr. S.S. Shamshery, AAG 

 Mr. Sandeep Singh, Adv. 

 Ms. Ruchi Kohli, Adv. 

 

For Nagaland Mr. K. Enatoli Sema, Adv. 

 Mr. Amit Kumar Singh, Adv. 

 

For Mizoram Mr. K.N. Madhusoodhanan, Adv. 

 Mr. R. Sathish, Adv. 

 

For H.P. Mr. Suryanarayana Singh, AAG 

 Ms. Pragati Neekhra, Adv. 

 

 

 UPON hearing counsel the Court made the following 

 O R D E R  

 Crl.M.P. No.5029 of 2014, is disposed of in terms of the

 signed order. 

 

 

 

 

 

|(Chetan Kumar) | |(Savita Sainani) | 

|Court Master | |Assistant Registrar | 

 

 

 (Signed order is placed on the file) 

 

Vineet Kumar
on 18 March 2014
Published in Criminal Law
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