Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I get a crime case registered?
- Can the police say 'no' to register a crime case?
- Whether I have to sign the FIR for a crime case to be registered?
- Whether I will get a copy of the FIR, registered on my compliant free of cost?
- Whether other than FIR, I have to put signature in a statement recorded by the police during investigation of the case?
- Whether police can summon a lady/girl to the police station?
- Whether I have to make same payment for report of a case?
- How can I join police?
- As a police constable by passing the written examination, physical and medical test conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission.
- As a Sub Inspector passing the written examination physical, medical test and Interview conducted by the Kerala Public Service Commission.
- As a Supdt. of Police by passing the various examination physical test, medical test and Interview conducted by the Union Public Service Commission.
- Can I send a compliant by email?
- Can I give a compliant over phone?
- Whether it is an offence to lodge a false report to the police?
- Can the Court interfere with the police investigation?
- For using loudspeakers for a public function from where I will get on sanction?
A crime case can be registered within the jurisdiction of a police station where the offence has been occurred.
Refusal to record on First Information Report on the ground that the place of crime does not fall within the jurisdictions of the police station, amounts to dereliction of duty. Information about cognizable offence should be recorded and forwarded to the police station having jurisdiction.
Yes, the person giving information relating to the commission of a cognizable offence has to sign the FIR as per section 154(1) CrPC.
Yes, a copy of the FIR shall be given to the informant free of cost as per section 154(2) CrPC.
No statement made by any person to a police officer in the course of an investigation shall if reduced into writing, be signed by the person making it as per section 162 CrPC.
Section 160 CrPC authorizes a police officer making an investigation to require the attendance before himself of any person, who appears to be acquainted with the circumstance of the case, but no male under 15 years or women shall be required to attend at any place other than place in which such male or women resides.
No payment is required to be given for all police service
A person can join Kerala police in the following ways
Yes, a complaint can be given to the police through email
Some times an information about the crime is communicated to the police on the telephone or it may be conveyed by telegram. As per law this sort of information is not FIR since it both lacks authenticity and it is not possible to obtain the signature of the informant.?
Lodging a false report with the police is made punishable under section 182 and 211 IPC
The powers of the court to interfere at the stage of investigation by the police are indeed limited and the same should not overlap the other, except for bails, habeas Corpus writ or a writ of mandamus if the Investigation be malafide.
Section 19(iv) of the Kerala Police Act 1960 prohibits or regulates the use of loud speakers in day public place and in any private place if their use causes annoyance to neighbours. The sanction for use of loud speakers may be obtained from the concerned Circle Inspectors Office.