Negotiable Instruments: Exhaustive Coverage by Adv Roma Bhagat. Register Now!
LCI Learning

Share on Facebook

Share on Twitter

Share on LinkedIn

Share on Email

Share More


Time limit in police station

Can someone tell me what is the time limit for police to register FIR or even start an investigation once the complaint is filed ?


 3 Replies

Adv k . mahesh (advocate)     05 December 2014

it all depends on the offence and how early you come to police station to report your complaint, if late complain creates suspect and lowers its weight 

harish (finance)     05 December 2014

498a report file 17 months, police how much time to take charge sheet file complaints file 156(3) 17.2.2013

NATARAJAN IYER (Proprietor)     08 December 2014


For FIR, it is SIXTY DAYS as the standard but upon court order or senior police officers' instructions, even

beyond the sixtieth day, an FIR can be registered.

Please note that FIR need NOT be registered if the I.O. ( Investigation Officer - Police Inspector - Station-in-Charge ) feels it is not 

required......In that case, you need to meet his higher-up ( ACP or the DCP and higher )....or the courts ----


 Investigation : If an incident occurs, you are advised to file a complaint within 24 hours....from the

moment your complaint is filed, the police too is advised to begin the investigation within 24 hours....

They usually get started immediately since in court, the advocate might accuse the police of waiting

intentionally without investigating, so that the accused can escape and that the police and accused are

hand-in-glove with each other.....

Leave a reply

Your are not logged in . Please login to post replies

Click here to Login / Register