Very recently, I lodged a non-cgnizable offence complaint at a police station.
Being a non-cognizable complaint. FIR can not be registered. However, the officer took our application/complaint and made some notings on said the N C offence was recorded.
Now, as per the CRPC, this NC compaint has to go to a magistrate. I want to know the following.
1:- in what time frame, the NC complaint has be forwarded to magistrate? I understand it is not mentioned in CRPC section 155. Pl. enlighten on this
2:- How can I know WHETHER it has been actually forwarded or not?
3:- Can/should police do any preliminary investigation before the NC complaint is forwarded to magistrate?
3:- Once the complaint has been forwarded, and investigation has started, Is it possible to know about the updates on the investigation?
Pl. guide me abt the above doubts. if possible, point-wise and with relevent section numbers of CRPC