Legal procedure to cancel a registered FIR


If there Is Register FIR Under 156(3) then What Is the Process To get cancel the FIR, and after cancellation the FIR where the complainent can approach at next leval..Thanks.

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126 votes

Below are the process to close a FIR or quashe it .
1) you can submit affidavit If the case is on investigation stage only and chargesheet is not submitted then the police can submit final report /closure report ,However if it refuses tondonso then mutual quashing is possible fron high court .
2) you can file for mutual quashing of FIR in the High Court.

you can file an application under section 156(3) CRPC before the learned Magistrate concerned . If he finds your complaint to have disclosed a cognizable offence would order police investigation and FIR


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265 votes

In 156(3) an application move to Magistrate, when Police is not filing FIR. In 156(3) magistrate instruct concern police station to inquire the matter and file FIR accordingly.
1st Join Investigation with Police.
2nd Move a application in concern High Court if FIR filed against you for FIR Quashing with proper proof and documents.

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There are two remedies available with you first the police can file closure report or cancellation report to the court that the we find no prima facie after investigation on that the complainant can file protest petition and second option you can file quashing petition u/s 482 Cr.P.C for quashing the FIR

127 votes

Police investigated the matter thoroughly and if after inquiries and investigation into the matter police found that there is no truthness into the matter then cancel such fir after giving intimation in this regard to concernd SP

293 votes

It is not clear from your query, whether you are complainant or accused. Well... I will answer the both way. If you are accused, you can get the FIR quashed from concerned High court depending upon the contents of complaint. Even the police can cancel the FIR if no offense is made out during the investigation. If you are complainant and the FIR on the basis of your complaint is cancelled, you can file protest petition against it and the court will treat it as private complaint and if you are able to prove prima facie case against the accused in your preliminary evidence, the court may summon the accused to face the trial.

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