New Delhi: Implementing the directions of Delhi High Court, the Delhi Police would upload all the new First Information Reports (FIRs) registered on their official website - www.delhipolice.nic.in - from February 1.
Anybody can download the same from the website while an accused can also get a copy from the police station by paying Rs 25. The move comes following a direction by the court on December 6, 2010 when it said that an accused is entitled to get a copy of the FIR within 24 hours of its registration and police cannot deny the request.
"We will be uploading the FIRs from February 1. The FIRs will be uploaded from the police stations and the software has been installed," Delhi Police spokesman Rajan Bhagat said.
An accused can apply for the copy of an FIR at a charge of Rs 25 for four pages and Rs 10 for each extra page.
According to a senior police official, the court has exempted the force from making public the FIRs related to sensitive issues like terror, espionage, rape, molestation, kidnapping etc.
However, whenever it does not make FIRs public, such a decision has to be taken by an officer not below the rank of deputy commissioner of police and they have to inform the area magistrates.