An FIR unsigned by the complainant, or one filed after an unexplained delay, can lead to the dismissal of charges. While looking for info on these two subjects, I found this interesting document at the Madras HC’s site.
Here’s the link to the site from the Madras Judicial Academy. There are other interesting articles here:
It’s painful to follow up and update links when the the content at these sites is moved or deleted. To get around this problem, I host files locally IF these files are in the public domain. For this reason, I’m hosting this article and other ones at this blog, in case the links die over time:
Here is the link to the Madrash HC’s site: