Certain states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, etc. have provided the citizen friendly service of Online Registration of FIR for some offences like ‘Vehicle Theft’ and ‘Other Thefts’

Theft of Vehicles

Last updated on Apr 8, 2022

Taking away someone else’s vehicle(s), like a scooty, car, cycle, etc. without their consent is considered as theft1. For example, if Ram has parked his car, and Sham takes it away, it will be considered as theft.

This is punishable with  jail time of up to 3 years and/or a fine2. If your vehicle has been stolen, read here to understand the steps/options you can take to complain.

  1. Section 378, Indian Penal Code, 1860; New India Assurance Co. Ltd v. Appliance Technologies India.[]
  2. Section 379, Indian Penal Code, 1860.[]

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