Importance and Evidentiary Value of the FIR

March 18, 2023

FIR is of the utmost importance in the conduct of a cognizable case it is important from many points of views. It is a statement made soon after occurrence, hence, the memory of the informant is fresh and it is also unlike that he had opportunities of fabrication. Delay in giving information therefore,is viewed with grave suspicion. In Savi v. State of Tamil Nadu, 19 CrLJ 736 SC, the SC observed that where it is alleged that the original was suppressed by the police officer and was substituted by another and requisition being made by the Court the police officer failed to produce either FIR book or general diary at the police Station or in the Court, an inference can be drawn that original FIR was suppressed and thereby prosecution becomes suspicious.

FIR may be classified under two broad divisions:

(i) where the informant is himself cognizant of the crime or claims have seen the occurrence or any part of it.

(ii) Where the informant is an agent for conveying the report from someone cognizant of the crime. If you want to be a judicial officer and are looking for judiciary coaching in Jaipur, here, at Jyoti Judiciary we provide comprehensive study material to make your preparation solidified and topnotch. From preliminary mock tests, to mains answer writing sessions every material required for clearing the exam is provided. We have separate legal current affairs classes, legal general knowledge, current affairs classes all in one time enrolment. Hurry up.

Leave a Comment