posted on 14 July, 2015

Helping road accident victims without any consequences

A total of 4,69,882 people have been injured in road accidents in 2013 and 1,37,423 people have died in motor vehicle collisions. Many of these lives could have been saved, if they had received timely help. But due to the apathy of society many people just passed by people as they lay in cr...

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posted on 17 January, 2013

Can Police Question Me At Random?

In general the police are not supposed to interfere with people going about their lawful business. But if they think that someone is loitering in a place, especially after dark, they are entitled to stop and ask your name and what you are doing. If there is something suspicious about you or ...

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posted on 17 January, 2013

Do I Have To File An FIR If I Lost My Driving License?

If your wallet or purse has been stolen or lost and Government documents such as your Driving Licence, PAN Card or so on was in it then, yes you should register an FIR. To get your Driving Licence or PAN card reissued this FIR will have to be submitted to the respective government authority. ...

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posted on 17 January, 2013

Process For Registration Of Domestic Help With Police

Currently the police have a voluntary scheme of ‘servant registration’. It is not a mandatory process. On the police websites of certain states, verification forms are available, which can be downloaded, filled up and then submitted at your local police station along with a ...

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posted on 17 January, 2013

Police Come To Stop Your Private House Party?

Police coming to the private residence of a citizen to ‘bust’ or break up a party that is taking place is a common occurrence. In technical terms, there is no ‘busting’ of a house party. The police can only enter a private residence to search the premises or seiz...

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posted on 03 January, 2013

How Does One Join The Police?

Any Indian citizen canjoin the police force. However, you have to fulfil the conditions and standards laid down for the particular rank that you wish to join at.To join as a constable you need to have at least passed high school. To join as a Sub Inspector you need to be a graduate. The...

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posted on 03 January, 2013

Duties Of The Traffic Police When An Accident Occurs

A traffic police officer, on witnessing an accident or on receiving information about an accident must immediately: Stop the vehicle involved in the accident (the police officer must not be below the rank of a Sub Inspector) Take the injured person to the nearest doctor or...

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posted on 03 January, 2013

What You Should Do If You Witness A Crime

If you are witnessing a crime, the first thing to do is to get out of harm's way and hide yourself. You must then: Immediately call 100. If you know the phone numbers of your local police station call them as well and ask them to come immediately. Make a mental note of what the...

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posted on 15 October, 2012

Non-Cognisable Crimes

The Code of Criminal Procedure 1973, segregates all the offences listed in the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in to ‘cognisable‘and ‘non-cognisable ’crimes. Non-Cognisable crimes are the pettier offences like cheating, fraud, forgery, bigamy or creating a public n...

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