FIR fight erupts as Noida dumps crime cases on Delhi
The “streetlight impact” is a sort of observational bias that happens when individuals solely seek for one thing the place it’s best to look. It’s illustrated by the joke the place an individual is seen trying to find his keys beneath a streetlamp. However on being requested he says he misplaced them within the park and is looking out right here as a result of “that is the place the sunshine is”.
Now, this punch line has hit Delhi Police arduous as victims of crimes in Noida discover submitting of FIRs within the Uttar Pradesh metropolis tough owing to arbitrary guidelines and they also unload their instances on cops within the Capital.
Mail Immediately went to over 10 police stations in Noida and located that officers refuse to register a primary info report (FIR) if a sufferer fails to offer unique paperwork of the misplaced property. The aggrieved individual then turns to Delhi Police, usually with pretend info, because the division permits the comfort of lodging FIRs on-line. Other than catching a wrongdoer and recovering the misplaced property, individuals have to register an FIR for cellphone or car theft to get a brand new SIM card or declare insurance coverage.
Cops within the Capital say that at the very least 20 to 25 per cent of theft instances registered on-line really belong to NCR cities.
Mail Immediately discovered that in Noida complainants are requested to supply paperwork like registration certificates (RC), Aadhaar card and an affidavit to get an FIR registered in case of a car theft. Equally, for misplaced cell phones, cops ask for the unique invoice and an affidavit to show the proprietor’s authenticity earlier than lodging a case.
“My automobile was stolen from Noida sector 100 final month. All paperwork together with RC, driving licence and insurance coverage papers have been within the car. The theft case is but to be registered as they (police) have requested for unique paperwork,” mentioned Sunil Sharma, a Noida-based businessman.
This reporter posed as a sufferer of theft and requested Noida cops to register an FIR with out unique paperwork however all of them refused citing “directions from seniors”.
In case of cellular theft, cops additionally refused to obtain a hand-written criticism and requested for the unique invoice. When this reporter advised the police concerning the unavailability of a invoice, they mentioned the FIR can’t be registered with out it. When requested about one other strategy to authenticate the possession, the officers sought an affidavit on a Rs 50 stamp paper.
In the meantime, in Delhi, an FIR associated to cellular theft, misplaced paperwork or gadgets and car theft is just some clicks away on-line.
“In lots of instances, we’ve discovered that victims whose cellphone, car or some other merchandise is misplaced or stolen in Noida have registered the FIRs with Delhi Police. After tracing these victims throughout investigation, their FIRs are cancelled and in a couple of instances authorized motion has additionally been taken in opposition to them,” mentioned Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police, Delhi.
The spokesperson of Noida Police claimed that the division by no means refuses to register any FIR. Nonetheless, he confirmed that with out a invoice of buy the FIR of for a cellphone theft can’t be registered.
Delhi Cops mentioned cops have all the ability and means to confirm particulars with the assistance of cellular quantity or car registration quantity and it’s unfair to topic victims to additional harassment by asking them to get unique paperwork and affidavits.
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