How to File an FIR with the Police


Filing an FIR is not an easy task, and there are many obstacles along the way.

We live in a world where animal rights are constantly abused. We often find ourselves helpless, because we might not be unfamiliar with animal rights law.

An FIR is a First Information Report. This allows relevant police to have a first hand account of your complaint.

VOSD has made available a set of old AWBI Guides – very valuable but now sadly out of print and circulation. These are published by the Animal Welfare Board of India and are being digitized and distributed free by VOSD.

The document addresses:

  1. What happens most frequently in animal rights cases
  2. The importance of the custody of the animal
  3. The level of knowledge that police usually have about animal-related cases
  4. The importance of an FIR and why it is so necessary
  5. What to do if the police refuse to register an FIR.
  6. A list of relevant organizations to contact for help

Download/ Read/ Print the AWBI Guide on ‘How to file an FIR’

So the next time you find yourself wondering what to do in a difficult situation, you will be better equipped to handle the relevant authorities and solve your problem without a hitch.

For comprehensive information on legal issues relating to animal rights, visit VOSD.