You can file an FIR if you are:
- A victim of a crime.
- A relative or friend or acquaintance of the victim.
- You have knowledge about a crime that has taken place or is about to take place.
An FIR in itself is not a criminal case filed against someone. It is just information received by the police relating to the commission of a crime. A criminal case begins when the chargesheet is filed by the police before the Court and a Public Prosecutor is appointed by the State.1