Over 200 Unauthorized “FIR Writers” Apprehended In Assam : CM Sarma

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The Assam Police have apprehended over 200 unauthorized “FIR writers” for allegedly seeking money to write petitions and adding irrelevant sections of laws while drafting them, informed the Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday.

Sarma, who had earlier cautioned against such illegal petition writers, said more arrests will be made soon.

Its worthy to note that Assam Police have arrested 242 illegal petition writers since Saturday night, and “we can expect 20-25 more arrests shortly,” – asserted the chief minister while addressing the reporters.

According to PTI report, “such petition writers who operate outside several police stations manipulate petitioners by mentioning wrong sections of law in the complaints thereby making the cases unnecessarily complicated,” the chief minister said.

According to a police officer, though writing a petition on behalf of another person is not illegal, it becomes so when money is charged for it and irrelevant sections are incorporated in a complaint without the petitioner being explained about it. These petition writers manipulate innocent people and also charge money for writing the petitions, he said.

Recently, in November 2021, the chief minister warned of cracking the whip against illegal petition writers and asked the officer-in-charge of the police stations to act against them. He had also pointed that it is the job of the sub-inspectors to draft the complaints, and people should not pay for the service.

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