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Mansi Aggarwal   11 March 2021

Greetings,

Suo moto FIR means that the police can file them and does not require a complaint to initiate action. In case of cognizable offenses, such FIR is filed.

Suo moto describes an act of authority taken without formal prompting from another party. In a recent judgment, it was held that suo moto FIR leads to less manipulation in criminal cases. 

Hope this helps.

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