How to Prepare a Complaint of a Crime for Presentation to the Police

How to Prepare a Complaint of a Crime for Presentation to the Police

A suggested format and contents are given at the end. Firstly, try to get the victim’s well- being and calm. A glass of water and deep breath helps. Firstly write the name, son/daughter/wife of, and address details of the complainant/victim. Recall all the facts in a chronological way and start writing the same. Preferably start with the background of the matter if the same is relevant and has connection with the crime. When you submit a written complaint to the police and take a receipt for same, the possibility of omitting any facts, utterances or grievances of the victim gets ruled out.

Suggested Format for a Complaint.

From : ……………….. s/d/w of ………………….. resident of………………… Mob No…………………

To, Date and Time:

The SHO

PS……………

Complaint Against …………………………………….. for ……………………………………………………….

Dear Sir,

1. I am …… with particulars given above. I known/ do not known the identity of the accused. On……. while ……….(contents would vary with each individual case)>

2. He has in this manner committed offence against me and I am submitting this complaint with your Police Station for lodging the FIR and taking appropriate legal action against the culprits.

Yours sincerely