As per the CrPC (Criminal Procedure court) incidents are divided into two categories that is cognizable and non cognizable. For cognizable case police can register an FIR (First Information Report) and investigated further. This is govern by under section 154 CrPC. Also incase of non cognizable incidences/offences police registers the information but advices the complainant to approach court/ other legal mechanism for remedy. FIR of cognizable offences is governed under section 154 CrPC whereas non cognizable reports are governed under section 155 of the CrPC. Procdure and important aspects of the First Information Report (FIR) of cognizable offences are mentioned below:
  • The complainant suppose to get the signed copy of the FIR at the police station at free of charge.
  • FIR is register as soon as without any delay after the incident.
  • Place & time of incident and about any other important avidance should be mentioned during the FIR registration process
  • The reason should be clearly mentioned if the FIR registration is delayed.
  • Any information other then written or oral in the Police Station is not considered as FIR, its just information.
  • Police does not carry any type of investigation on non cognizable offence report.
  • After the FIR registration police investigates the case collect evidences gets the statement of the witness and prepair Final report known as chargesheet and submit it before the Court for further process.
  • Incase of insufficient or no evidence in the complaint police submits a Final Report which is known as FR.

Note: If the complaint is found false and fake police submits the closer report as per the process defined under section 182, 211 IPC.
Get application form
Application forms can be purchased from GPO (General Post Office) or from S.P. office in office hours in all working days.

Submit the filled application form
Completely filled application form, attached documents and demand draft can be submitted at GPO or at S.P. office. Application is forwarded to Passport Cell Bhopal and verification foils are sent to respective Police Stations.

Start of Police Verification
When application is received at police station, a police officer visits applicants address and physically verifies all the details provided in application. Thana In-charge is responsible for finalizing verification. It’s then sent back to S.P. office.

Criminal Background checks
At this stage verification foil is sent and received from related departments for checking if applicant is having any police case or criminal background. Final report is then sent to Bhopal

Forward Police Report to Bhopal
Passport Cell Bhopal receives police verification report and matches with main application. Then Passport is prepared. After making the passport they are dispatched at applicant’s address by registered post.

Passport is Sent by Post
Postman hands over the passport to applicant only. It’s not given to any family member also. In case if applicant is not available on address multiple times, it’s sent back to Passport Cell Bhopal.

Get application form
Application forms can be purchased from ADM office, Collectorate. Other place to find the application is stalls in collectorate premises.

Forward Application for Police verification
When a completed application is received at collectorate, its dispatched to S.P. office for police verification. Here after verifying details and making certain entries, it’s forwarded to applicant’s area’s police station.

Application Sent to Police Station
At police station Thana In-charge is responsible for verifying address proof and other details for authenticity of the applicant. It’s then forwarded to CSP of that area for further verification.

Forward Application to CSP
CSP remarks whether applicant should be provided arms license or not. After CSP’s remark it’s forwarded to S.P. office again

Received at S.P. office
At this stage applicant’s police verification at general level is done. For criminal background check it’s forwarded to DSB (District Special Branch).

Sent to DSB (District Special Branch)
DSB checks for applicant’s criminal background and is reverted to S.P. office with report.

Received at S.P. office with DSB report
Now all reports are submitted to higher officials (ASP / SP) and final authority to approve / disapprove will be with SSP only. Once SSP approves an application it’s then application and a covering letter is send to ADM office, Collectorate.

Verified application is received at ADM office
On receipt of verified application, license is released and process is completed.