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Noida: cases pile up in courts as cops fail to lodge FIRs

india Updated: Jul 05, 2012 11:28 IST
Kapil Datta
Kapil Datta
Hindustan Times
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Residents seem to have been facing a tough time in registering complaints with police. Every month, more than hundred cases are filed in various courts in the district, just to seek directions to police for lodging FIRs.

"Annually, around 1,600 applications are filed at various courts in the district, seeking court's intervention in lodging FIRs. These cases are relating to all the 16 police stations across the district," senior prosecution officer SN Verma told HT.

He, however, said that around 75% applications are rejected by the court. But in rest of the cases, police are told to lodge FIRs.

"In matrimonial disputes, court first sends the application to mediation centre for settlement. If no settlement is reached, the court orders lodging of an FIR," said Verma.

Many FIRs are lodged after the intervention of the district magistrate. The DM office gets hundreds of such complaints.

The Gautam Budh Nagar district magistrate, MKS Sundaram, said, "I have directed the police to lodge all the complaints."

The senior superintendent of police, Parvin Kumar, has also asked the station house officers of all the police stations to lodge FIRs.