A theft (by housebreaking) happened when the residents were out of the town. A copy of FIR was given to the residents by the Police. However, the FIR doesn’t match with the online FIR version where the Complainant, Accused and Sections were entirely different. This doesn’t appear to be an error on police part rather appears to be burking. The reluctance to register a case may be because if cases are registered, the property lost tally will shoot up and the senior police officers would question about the detection of crime. Burking is a technique police officers use to cook their books and keep crime statistics in check.
Having said that, here are some of the options that can be pursued:
- Give a petition to higher police officials. But can this invite further retaliations?
- Give a petition to Chief Minister’s Special Cell or the Collector.
- Give a petition to Home Secretary.
- File a private complaint with the Magistrate u/s 190 of CrPC.
Having said that, what can be the best approach to recover the stolen property (without retaliation)? Are there any other better approaches? Please suggest.