Upload FIRs on websites within 24 hrs: Supreme Court tells states, UTs

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The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed all States and Union Territories to upload the FIRs on their websites within 24 hours of registration at police stations.

A bench comprising Justices Dipak Misra and C Nagappan, however, extended the time up to 72 hours for uploading of the FIRs for those states which are located in difficult terrains where internet connectivity is poor. The apex court exempted the state police authorities from uploading the FIRs on sensitive cases pertaining to insurgency and sexual offences against women and children.

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The bench also made it clear that the accused cannot take benefit before the courts of law of the fact that FIRs lodged against them have not been uploaded on the website.

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Initially, it was suggested during the hearing that the states be allowed to upload FIRs on websites within 48 hours. However, the court later fixed the time limit at 24 hours.

The direction came on a PIL filed by Youth Lawyers Association of India on the issue. The PIL referred to a decision passed by the Delhi High Court in which the city police was directed to upload the FIRs on its website within 24 hours of being registered. The apex court agreed to the directions of the HC with certain modifications.

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(With PTI inputs)

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  1. सूचना का अधिकार के अंतर्गत जनहित में जो जानकारी डीज़ल रेल इंजन कारखाना वाराणसी द्वारा आम पब्लिकों को अपने पत्र संख्या पी०आर०/46/सू०का०अ०/012/15 के द्वारा उपलब्ध कराई गयी के सन्दर्भ में जब आम पब्लिकों द्वारा प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय से जानकारी माँगी गयी तो प्रधानमंत्री कार्यालय से आदेशित पत्र संख्या RTI 3228 जो कि सूचना के अधिकार अधिनियम 6(3) के अंतर्गत रेलवे बोर्ड को आदेशित पत्र पर CIC बोर्ड पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे द्वारा पत्र संख्या आर/टी/आई/पीसी/IV/15/692 पर यह निर्णय लिया गया था कि आवेदक को सूचना के अधिकार अधिनियम के धारा 7(i) के अंतर्गत आवेदक को सूचना उपलब्ध कराते हुए इस निर्देशालय को भी अवगत कराए लेकिन CIC बोर्ड पूर्वोत्तर रेलवे द्वारा जो निर्णय लिया गया उस पर कोई सूचना उपलब्ध नहीं कराई गयी

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