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LIMITATIONS ON FILING AN FIR

An FIR can only be filed for a cognisable crime.

In the event someone is trying to file an FIR for a crime that falls in the non-cognisable category it is the duty of the police to listen to them, enter the matter in their daily register or dairy, give the person a signed copy of the entry made (as proof of the matter being recorded) and direct them to the closest or appropriate magistrate. 

The signed copy of the entry made by the police is free of cost and is a right to receive. 

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