After lot many delays, I moved forward on the Bigamy complaint against the disgruntled knife at Ongole.
Went to Ongole to attend the Spandana Programme to submit my complaint of Bigamy against the Knife. The Staff at the SP Office directed me to the Taluka PS which is adjacent to the SP Office. The Writer heard me and took me to the CI. Questions raised are as follows:
- Why complain now after a gap of many years?
- Why here and not in Hyderabad or Pune?
- Why not talk and settle matter?
- Why for a NC (non-cognizable case), came to Ongole all the way from Vijayawada?
- Without taking legal opinion, how can we register FIR immediately?
- Why evidences are attached?
Came to Taluk PS to ask for FIR and give my 161 CrPC Statement, if FIR was done. Of course, as expected the responsible persons were on Bandobast duty and hence not available at Police Station. So with this, CrPC 154(1) is complied and completed. Next CrPC 154(3) and the follow it up with another visit to Ongole SP Office on a Spandana-Monday.
Went to SP office straight and waited for my turn. First time experiencing a public grievance system. My issue was documented into a template and I was asked to appear before a DSP. I wanted for my turn and when it was time, I went in and sat before the DSP. After a lot of questions and answers (from me, obviously), the DSP directed (both orally on the phone) and on the template to register an FIR and investigate. Hurrraaayyyyyyyyy!
I got successfully registered my complaint at Spandana (weekly once public grievance program in all Govt offices of AP)
The interaction was interesting and I found another lead to pursue my other goal. Conduct free legal awareness sessions.
DSP: Being advocate, don’t you know that Police cannot directly register a 494 IPC case? (I did not hear the work ‘Cognizable’)
SP: It is made cognizable in AP sir.
DSP: (Surprised) Is it?
SP: Yes sir, here is the 2-page copy of the State amendment.
DSP: Immediately dials the Assistant Direction of Prosecutions to confirm. Call ends in 15 seconds with positive news.
SP: Not many are aware of this amendment sir. Even I came to know about this only from AP High Court judgments (like here and here).
DSP: This is news to me, it was not covered in the training imparted to the Police attendees.
SP: (Flash lights in my mind) Not just this sir, another issue in PWDV Act is also horribly implemented in AP and I filed petitions before the AP High Court.
DSP: Calls the CI of the Taluka PS, Ongole. No response. Calls the Writer in the Taluka PS. Comes to know the regular CI is on leave and only in-charge is in the Station. Call in-charge and orally directs that a case has to be registered for 494 IPC and the victim is an advocate and it will be difficult for you (in-charge/regular CIs) if he goes to High Court.
SP: Thanked the DSP profusely and offered to send the case laws to him over phone. Obtained his contact and immediately sent both the case laws. Later offered to take up any issue, with his support and guidance.
Overall, a good day, indeed!
- Received a call from a Head Constable asking me to appear before CI, Taluka PS, Ongole. After a quick conversation, informed him that I will appear on Saturday for the same.
- Went to Taluka PS, Ongole at 11AM and waiting until 1.30PM. Then had lunch and went to meet DSP DTC, Shri G Rama Krishna garu. Had a worthwhile conversation and requested him to remind the CI, Taluka PS to register FIR and inform me to record my statement u/s 161 CrPC. If no FIR done, then I am to appear before SP, Prakasam District on a Monday (in the Spandana Program), Sep 26, 2022.
Hope this time around the FIR will be registered.
2022-09-26 (if necessary)
Index of all cases laid on me is here.