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Get your FIR copy online from Feb 1

From February 1 the hassle of getting a copy of First Information Reports (FIRs) will be a thing of the past. People will be able to download new FIRs registered in the Capital from Delhi Police's official website www.delhipolice.nic.in on payment of Rs 25.

delhi Updated: Jan 27, 2011 23:15 IST

From February 1 the hassle of getting a copy of First Information Reports (FIRs) will be a thing of the past. People will be able to download new FIRs registered in the Capital from Delhi Police's official website www.delhipolice.nic.in on payment of Rs 25.

The move comes following a direction by the Delhi high court on December 6 last year when it said an accused is entitled to get a copy of the FIR within 24 hours of its registration. The court had said the FIRs should be uploaded online within 24 hours of its registration though it exempted the force from making public FIRs on sensitive issues.

However, whenever it does not make FIRs public, such a decision has to be taken by an officer not below the rank of DCP and they have to inform the area magistrates.

"The FIRs will be uploaded from police stations and the software has been installed," Rajan Bhagat, Delhi Police spokesperson, said.

According to the official, an accused can apply for the copy of an FIR at a charge of Rs 25 for four pages and an extra Rs 10 for each extra page.