LEGAL SHORTS: Criminal Law- Difference between Complaint and FIR

January 22, 2018

Complaint and First Information Report (FIR) are two concepts in Criminal Law which are often assumed to convey the same meaning, however the Code of Criminal Procedure renders distinction between the two. The difference between complaint and FIR is demonstrated below:


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