FIR should always be registered immediately: Askar Khan

Sardar Ali Swati

SWAT: Senior Advocate Muhammad Askar Khan has said that legal education and awareness were very much important for public as a number of our problems happened due to lack of basic knowledge of law and fundamental human rights among the common folk.

He expressed these views while talking to Sunrise Today here on Sunday. He said that people should know about the rules and regulations of police and if a problem happened to a person, he/she should visit a police station while the police was legally bound to register his/her FIR or record his/her statement in daily diary (as per nature of the case or occurrence) on immediate basis.

He stated that there was no legal justification of delay in registering the FIR or recording daily diary of a complainant and it should be registered on the spot, adding that there was no fee of FIR or recording daily diary or any complaint at police station and if a police official demanded any fee, the complainant should also make complaint against him/her to the concerned DPO.

Responding to a question, he said that if the police would not register the FIR of a person, he/she may submit an application to the concerned DPO and if the FIR was not registered again then an application should be submitted to the District and Sessions Judge (Sessions Court) in this regard to do the needful in accordance with law.

Here, it is to be noted that Muhammad Askar Khan Advocate has been practicing at the lower courts in district Swat and the High Court as well. Besides, he is also teaching the subject of Law as a visiting faculty member at the Government Degree College Matta, Swat. He has done LLB from the University of Peshawar as well as M.Sc (Pakistan Studies) and M.A (Urdu).

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