The commission maintained that The FIR is a public document which is available at the Police Station, SP office and in the Court of Magistrate. Once the document (FIR) is submitted before the SP office and Court of Law, it becomes a public document and any person can ask for a copy of the same. The commission also maintained that the information pertaining to the total number of persons arrested in a particular crime is neither barred from disclosure under the Police Rules 1934 nor exempted under the Right of Access to Information Act 2017 and that the requested information may reveal type, nature and frequency of Cyber Crimes committed in the country without compromising autonomy of F.I.A in its investigation of Cyber Crimes.
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