Gujarat HC Directs Man to Approach Magistrate Court to Get FIR Registered Against a Police Constable



Gujarat HC Directs Man to Approach Magistrate Court to Get FIR Registered Against a Police Constable

Ahmedabad: Recently, the Gujarat High Court directed a man to move before the Magistrate in order to get the FIR registered under appropriate provisions of the CrPC.

The matter pertains to Nazir Rangrej, who filed a contempt petition before the Court claiming that the police authorities failed to comply with the Court order and refused to file the FIR against a constable who was posted with the Ahmedabad crime branch. Rangrej submitted that the constable had allegedly held him to ransom and sought an amount of Rs. 2 lakhs, failing which the constable would fraudulently trap him in a false prohibition case.

Subsequently, the petitioner moved the anti-corruption bureau, which refused to register the FIR. Thereafter, he moved the High Court, which directed the police authorities to either file an FIR or provide Rangrej with an explanation in writing for not registering the complaint.

However, despite the High Court order, the police not only refused to register the FIR but also did not provide him with any written response. Disappointed with the lack of response, he again moved the Court, wherein he was asked to get his FIR registered before a magistrate under CrPC.

 

Ahmedabad crime branch
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)
FIR
Gujarat High Court

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