SAINATH DEVALLA (LEGAL CONSULTANT) 23 July 2015
Yes, the accused person is entitled to get a copy of the FIR registered against him on payment of the applicable legal fees. Let me explain it in detail.
The First Information Report (FIR) is registered by the police under the provisions of Section 154 of the Criminal Procedure Code (Cr.P.C.). Section 154(2) of the Cr.P.C. requires that a copy of the FIR should be given to the informant immediately after its registration; this provision is reproduced below:
“(2) A copy of the information as recorded under sub-section (1) shall be given forthwith, free of cost, to the informant.”
However, we are concerned here with supply of copy of FIR to the accused person, and not the informant.
adv sujith ayinippully 23 July 2015