Filing non-cognizable offence report with police and getting acknowledgement

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    I am having a problem with my husband for last many days. He has been harassing me. I want to file a report against him to the police. However, I do not want to completely spoil my relationship with him by filing case under Section 498A IPC which may lead to his arrest by police. I only want to file a non-cognizable offence report with the police at this stage, so that my complaint remains on police record without harming my husband unnecessarily at this stage. Will the police give me acknowledgement of a complaint if I file such non-cognizable offence report?

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    Yes, it is possible to file a non-cognizable offence report with the police. You can specifically request the police to not register any FIR and give your complaint in such a manner that its ingredients are only those of non-cognizable offence. A police station usually maintains an NCR register (Non-Cognizable Report Register) in which they record the complaints received by them which disclose non-cognizable offences. The police officer concerned will give you the serial number in this register against which your complaint has been recorded.     


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