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Manojkumar (.)     09 August 2021

Fir copy

Hi Experts,

If a person who is not named in the FIR is sharing FIR copy on whatsapp group then what remedy is available to the person whose name is in the FIR?




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Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     09 August 2021

FIR is a public document, which is available on public domain hence no action can be initiated against the person who is not named in the FIR but having a copy of FIR.

What is the harm in holding copy of FIR by a non-concerned person ?


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SIVARAMAPRASAD KAPPAGANTU (Retired Manager)     09 August 2021

FIR is a public document.  However, the intention of the person who is sharing such a public document counts. What was his/her intention? Is there a need or necessity for him to share it on Whatsapp or he is sharing it like a joke or similar to that on WhatsApp with bad intention against the person named in the FIR? Is it just for information or with a view to insult a person named therein? Although a public document, nobody has an automatic right to circulate it showing the person named therein in a bad light, as it is a mere FIR and nothing is proved at this stage.

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Advocate Ankur Goel (Lawyer)     09 August 2021

You can not make case of defamation. 

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Manojkumar (.)     09 August 2021

Thank you for the valuable advice.

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