Difference Between FIR & Non Cognizable Case?

FIR is recorded in Cognizable cases and complaint is filed in Non-Cognizable case. To understand better, a cognizable case is one, where the police can suo moto take action after registering FIR. A non-cognizable case is one, where the offence is smaller one.The details of Cognizable and non -Cognizable cases in given in Schedule attached to Criminal Procedure Code.

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