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A volume comprising handwritten criminal investigations in villages of the Jhelum District, Punjab Province, Rawalpindi Division of British India from 1924 to 1925. Each case has the village name written at the top, followed by an F.I.R. number (First Information Report) and the section number of the Indian Penal Code related to the investigation. The First Information Report consists of the following elements: place and date of occurrence, date of the report, name of complainant or of the deceased, and the accused. A first-hand account of the crime is recorded, followed by dated and numbered inquiries initialed by the head constable (H.C.) or a police inspector regarding witnesses and evidence. A brief outcome of the case, untraced or sent to trial, is included at the end of the investigative report. Cases sent to trial are followed by the verdict of the trial, acquitted or convicted. Convictions in are written in red ink and the punishment for the crime is recorded, usually death or transportation for life. Also noted are the rewards resulting from the case. Some Pakistan villages included in the volume are Chakwal, Domeli, Duhman, Nila, and Sohawa. Some cases have references regarding other investigations in the volume referred to by page or F.I.R. number. The cases in the volume consist of breaking into homes, robbery, assault, attempted murder, and murder. A newspaper story pasted on pages 114-119 reports on the "Chakwal bomb case" involving an honorary magistrate. The case refers to First Information Report 42 on pages 226-230. Pages in the volume are numbered 1 to 277 in blue pencil. A blue pencil check line from the bottom left to the top right is on each page suggesting this volume was kept by a local authority.
Sold by Dominic Winter Auctioneers (Cirencester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom), 2016, lot 266.
- University of Pennsylvania: Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
- Finding Aid Author
- Donna Brandolisio
- Finding Aid Date
- September 2016
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