Criminal Procedure Code, 1973 S. 154(1) - It is trite law that on receipt of a complaint alleging cognizable offence the Police officer is duty bound to register a FIR under Section 154(1) Cr.P.C - In case the officer in-charge of the Police Station refuses to register FIR the informant can send in writing or by post to the Superintendent of Police i.e. senior Police official the complaint and if he is satisfied that the information discloses commission of a cognizable offence, the senior officer shall either investigate the case himself or direct investigation of the case by a Police officer subordinate to him as provided by Section 154(3) Cr. P.C.   D(182) PLR