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Rights at Police Station


General Diary at Police Station

When to file a GD

  • When there is apprehension of taking place of an occurrence within certain areas
  • When someone threats other
  • When there is imminent apprehension of losing one’s life
  • When valuable document or property is lost

In above mentioned situations if any person goes to the police station with or without written document inform it to the duty officer, then the duty officer will give an entry to the General Diary.


Procedure to file a GD

Whoever wishes to lodge a GD should come up with three sets of applications and asked the duty officer of police station to lodge a GD. Each GD contains an entry number and date. Duty officer keeps a copy in police station, and delivers a copy to the petitioner with sign and seal of police station and will keep another copy for investigating officer.


What GD Contains

GD is a clear picture of a police station. In the general diary of police station it consists the name of the petitioner, address, name of arrested person, the description of recovered arms, goods, information of accused forwarded to the court, the price of food and its production, communication, environment, natural disaster, political situation and information as to incoming and outgoing superior officer in the police station.


What police do after receiving a GD

  • If the allegation is cognizable in nature then police makes an entry as FIR and proceed investigation
  • If it is non- cognizable in nature then police will take permission from Court and initiate investigation
  • If there is no substance in GD, police will not take any recourse.