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1 Sta n d in g o rd e r 0 1 -19
2 D aily En q u iry D iary 20
3 En q u iry C.F.R 21
4 Enquiry D iary M o n ito rin g R egister 22
5 C ase C.F.R 23
6 In terro gatio n Repo rt 24
Headquarters, G-9/4





It has been observed that a number of Standing Orders have been issued in past on

different aspects of complaints, enquiries, investigation, raids, search, seizure and arrests as

well as the protocol regarding the disposal of these assignments. Resultantly the field

officers were confused and facing difficulties in apprehending and implementing the

instructions contained in these Standing Orders.

Furthermore, after the devolution of powers to the Zonal Directors to finalize the field

assignments, there was a dire need of use of collective wisdom.


This consolidated Standing Order will improve the first hand knowledge of the lO’s / EO’s

required to finalize the field assignments on merit expeditiously. It will also improve the

quality of investigation and utilization of collective wisdom in exercising the powers entrusted

to the Zonal Directors regarding the disposal of complaints, enquiries, and investigation in

transparent manner.


All the complaints received by the Director General Office/ Additional Director Generals

/Deputy Directors of the concerned Circles shall be forwarded to the Zonal Office for

necessary instructions/directions. Such complaints as well as the complaints directly

received by the office of the Zonal Director or referred by the Courts will be entered in a

CENTRALIZED COMPLAINT REGISTER, which shall be maintained by the Office of the

Zonal Director.

A board comprising of the following officers shall be constituted in each FIA Zone to decide

all the matters related to the field assignments I.e. initiation of verification, enquiry,

registration of case or closure of verifications / enquires / cases or challaning of the cases, or

reopening of the enquiry/case or filing of appeals/revisions etc.

1. Zonal Director Chairman

2. Concerned Circle Head Member

3. Deputy Director (Law) of the zone Member

4. Law Officer of the concerned Circle Member


The Zonal Board will hold fortnightly meetings in the Zonal office.


Anonymous complaints will be properly entered In the centralized complaint register and

submitted before the Zonal Director. No member of the ministerial staff would record any

marginal note / observations on any anonymous application. Anonymous letters /

applications must, invariably will be filed.

However, if the information provided in the application is specific or likely to be proved useful

in any enquiry /case, already under process in the Zone, it should be immediately brought to

the notice of the Director General FIA for information and necessary orders.


As regards pseudonymous letters /applications, Zone should first verify the particulars

/antecedents/credentials of the complaint and if it turns out to be pseudonymous, it may also

be treated in the same way as discussed above in the case of anonymous complaint.


The source report submitted by any FIA officer for the grant of permission to hold enquiry will

be forwarded to the Director General FIA through Zonal Director for necessary orders. If it is

found that the source report was submitted with some malafide intension or for the sake of

harassing someone or for some personal motive / grudge, action shall be taken against him,

under the law.


i. After the entrustment of the complaint, Verification Officer will issue notice for attendance

to the complainant, which will contain dispatch number of the register maintained in the

circle for correspondence. If the complainant fails to attend in compliance of first notice,

second notice will be issued. In spite of service of these notices, if the complainant does

not turn up within the given time, the complaint will be recommended for closure.

ii. During verification process, the verification officer will obtain the proper identity of the

complainant, verified copy of his CNIC, contact numbers, and details of the

allegations and his willingness to cooperate and pursue the matter.

iii. If the Verification Officer is satisfied that the complainant has incriminating evidence in

support of allegations leveled by him/her and the allegations prima facie fall within the

functional and territorial jurisdiction of his/her circle, he/she will submit his verification

report recommending for the grant of permission to register a regular enquiry.

iv. If, during verification, the officer feels that the allegations do not attract the functional

Jurisdiction of FIA or his/her circle, he/she will recommend for closure of the same or the

transfer of the complaint to the concerned department or the concerned circle of FIA, as

the case may be.

V. Verification Officer will neither summon the alleged person nor call for record from

any department or bank etc, during verification.

vi. Verification proceedings will be finalized by the verification officer within 30 days of the

entrustment of the complaint.

vil. An officer not below the rank of ASI will conduct verification.

viii. Report of the verification officer will be presented in the weekly meeting of the Zonal

Board and appropriate decision will be taken on it, by the board.

ix. The minutes of the meeting containing the decisions of the Zonal Board will be sent to

FIA Headquarters (ADG concerned), Islamabad within a week.


i. The Zonal Director will exercise his/her powers regarding the registration of enquiry,

through the Zonal Board.

ii. Before the grant of permission to register an enquiry, Deputy Director Law of the zone

will frame the issues/points to be probed by the Enquiry Officer.

iij. The enquiry officer will confine its probe to the extent of the issues/points approved by

the Zonal Board and finalize the enquiry within ninety (90) days.

iv. If the complaint submitted by any Ministry or Division or Department or Bank is of urgent

nature and it contains the attested copies of all the necessary incriminating documents

as well as the departmental enquiry, providing detail of the incident, fixing the

responsibilities of the delinquents, the same may be directly treated as enquiry or

registration of Case with the permission of the Zonal Board.

V. Like Case Diary, the Enquiry Officer (EO) will record “ Enquiry Diarv” on regular basis

highlighting the day to day proceedings held by him/her and copies of these diaries will

be submitted to the circle Office. Even If no activity is made in the enquiry for more than

two weeks, the enquiry diary discussing the reason of this delay will be recorded and

placed In the file. (Sample proforma of the enquiry diary is attached)

vi. In case, an enquiry is not finalized within 90 days due to its complex nature or wider

scope, Zonal Director may grant an extension up to 90 days for its completion, on the

basis of the sound reasons to be provided by the EO through Circle Head.

vii. If the Enquiry officer, in spite of his best efforts, fails to complete the enquiry even in the

extended period, the concerned Director, may seek further extension up to 90 days from

the Director General FIA through the concerned ADG by forwarding valid reasons in

support of his request.

viii. In cases where EO has sufficient reasons for requiring additional period beyond 270

days, he shall forward a written report to his Circle Head and the Director Zone for

seeking final extension of 90 days. The Director will submit the report with his

recommendations to the concerned ADG for scrutiny by a committee headed by the

ADG concerned, having Director Law and the concerned functional Director as its

members. The committee shall examine the case and forward its recommendation to the

Director General FIA for final decision.

ix. CFR submitted by the EO shall be elaborative. It should provide all the necessary

information i.e. (1) the name, particulars, address, contact number and CNIC number of

the complainant. (2) gist of the allegations probed by him, (3) name, particulars, address,

contact number and CNIC number of the alleged persons/public servant/(s) (4) evidence

collected by him to prove the allegation, (5) the details of the Expert opinion (if any)

obtained by him during enquiry, (6) the details of the wrongful gain or wrongful loss or

any other monetary benefit obtained by the alleged person, (7) detailed version of the

accused, (8) specific recommendation of the E.O.(Format of the CFR of the Enquiry is


All the circle heads should conduct fortnightly meeting with their enquiry officers and they

will physically inspect their enquiry files and gives necessary directions. All the Eos will

regularly submit enquiry diaries to the circle head without fail. {The format of the Enquiry

diary monitoring register is attached).

XI. If, during the course of enquiry, certain new facts, other than the issues framed, come

forth, the newly-emerged allegations would be immediately referred to the Zonal Board

to accord permission for inclusion of these allegations in the same enquiry or to initiate

another enquiry, as the case may be.

XII. The CFR submitted by the EO, shall be placed before the Zonal Board for decision.

Every Member of the Board will record his opinion in writing in favor or against the

recommendations made by the enquiry officer. However, in case of dissenting opinion of

the members, the Zonal Director in his capacity, as the Head of the Board will be the

final authority to decide the fate of the enquiry by recording the reasons, in writing, in

support of his decision.

XIII. In case the enquiry is closed by the Board due to lack of evidence, the complainant will

be informed in writing.

XIV. The Speciaiists/Experts of Customs, Excise, Income-Tax, Accounts Service, IBMS,

CTW, Engineering and Technical Wing shall not be nominated as E.O, as their role is

only confined to render technical and expert assistance during inquiries, whenever


XV. In Cyber Crime enquiries, the experts who had received basic investigation training will

be allowed to conduct enquiries.

XVI. In all enquires, the concerned Law officers and Speciaiists/Experts shall forward their

opinions/reports within a period of 15 days on receipt of CFR/SCFR or request of EO.

E.O will be bound to rectify the defects/lacunas, pointed out by the Law Officer, within 30


I. Reader Branch of the concerned circle, will maintain its own Enquiry File containing the

copy of the complaint, the order of the entrustment of the enquiry to the EO, the copies

of the summon issued by the EO, copies of the letters written to different departments for

the requisition of records, the statement of the witness, replies offered by the alleged

person, directions issued by the Circle head or Zonal Director or FIA Head Quarters or

any Court, copies of the CFR/SCFR and legal opinions.

ii. Enquiry Register shall be maintained by Reader Branch of every circle. SHO will inspect

the register fortnightly to ensure its proper maintenance and he will record his comments

on it.

iii. Circle Head will inspect the Enquiry Register every month and write his Inspection note

over it. Preparation and maintenance of index Sheet of each and every Enquiry File shall

be ensured by EO.

iv. Every page of each file (Enquiry &Reader File) to be numbered in ink.

V. Ail the circle heads should conduct fortnightly meetings with the EOs and physically

inspect enquiry file of the EO and pass necessary directions. If the EO has not

recorded enquiry diaries, he shall be proceed against under the rules.

vi. Sequence of placement of papers/documents/record/proceedings in each Enquiry

File and office file shall be strictly followed.

vii. EOs shall regularly consult Law Officers of their Circles during Enquiry Proceedings and

seek their written guidance to finalize the enquiry expeditiously. These guidelines shall

be made part of the Enquiry File.


i. The circle head shall hold fortnightly meetings with the EOs to review the progress of

enquiries and to provide them necessary directions. The minutes of these fortnightly

meeting shall be forwarded to Zonal Director.

it. Zonal Director shall hold a monthly meeting with the Circle Heads to review the overdue

enquiries. Minutes of these Meeting will be issued within one week and a copy of these

minutes will be furnished to FI A HQs (ADG concerned).

Hi. In case. EO faces problem in obtaining record, the Circle in charge shall take up the

matter with the concerned office at appropriate level and where necessary, he/she shall

raise the level by involving Zonal Director.

iv. Delay in enquiry on the ground of non-availability of record by an EO shall be construed

as inefficiency on the part of EO and supervisory Officer except in enquiries where action

u/s194 Cr. P.C followed by Sec. 175 PPC has been taken and matter reported to Zonal

Directorate through supervisory officer.

V. While forwarding reports of EOs, the Circle head and Zonal Director will give their

specific recommendations under their signatures.

vi. No report (CFR/SCFR) shall be forwarded to Director / Director General without legal



i. No case shall be registered as a result of any enquiry conducted without the permission

of the Zonal Board. However if a case is to be registered after raid, necessary approval

will be sought from the Director of the Zone.

ii. Investigation of the case shall be finalized within a period of 180 days, from the date of

registration of FIR.

Hi. After registration of FIR, all the steps taken by the 10 will be properly entered in the daily

case diaries as per law and copies of the case dairies shall be immediately submitted to

the Circle Head as well as to the Zona! Director. Who may pass necessary directions this

respect to ensure the expeditious finalization of the investigation of the case on merit.

iv. Zonal Director will be immediately informed regarding the arrests, searches and seizures

made during the investigation of important cases by the concerned Circle Head/IO.
V. In case, where the arrest of a serving BS-20 or above officer is required or effected,

Zonal Director will immediately inform Director General FIA through a report containing

gist of the allegations and the incriminating evidence collected against him. Intimation to

this effect will also be immediately sent to the Head of the department of the arrested


vi. Investigation of the cases of NR3C shall be entrusted to those IDs who are well trained

in Cyber Crime investigation.

vit. Regular reports regarding the ball and other court matters connected to the investigation

of the case will be submitted to the Zonal Directors by the Circle Head/IO.

viii. Circle Head will receive the court orders and ensure that no bail is granted by the court

on the basis of the conceding statement of the 10 of the case.

ix. The Interim Challan of the case will be submitted before the trial-court within14 days of

the registration of the case in terms of Section 173 CrPC. A copy of the challan bearing

the receipt stamp of the court will also be submitted to the Circle Head and Zonal


xvii. A detailed CFR containing all the necessary information i.e. (1) the name, particulars,

address, contact number and CNIC number of the complainant, (2) gist of the allegations

investigated by the lO, (3) the name, particulars, address, contact number and CNIC

number of the accused person(s) (4) evidence collected by the lO to prove the

allegations, (5) the detail of the Expert opinion (if any) obtained by him during enquiry,

(6) the details of the wrongful gain or wrongful loss or any other monetary benefit

obtained by the accused person. (7) the detail of the act of commission or omission

(S)detailed version of the accused along with the recommendation of the lO to seek

permission to submit final challan of the case in the court, along with draft of the

complete challan of the case prepared under section 173 Cr.PC will be submitted before

the Zonal Board. (Format of the CFR of the Case is attached)

X. In case, the investigation is not likely to be completed within 180 days due to some valid

reason, a request will be sent to the Zonal Director through the Circle Head requesting

for the extension of time. This request should contain the specific amount of time

required for the finalization of the investigation. Zona! Director will inspect the case file

and if he is satisfied, he may grant extension of time up to 90 days.

xi. If the investigation is not completed even after 270 days, the case for the extension of

time will be put up before the DG through Zonal Director and the ADG concerned. DG

FIA may grant extension up to another 90 days.

xii. In ail cases, the concerned law officers and experts shall forward their opinion/reports

within a maximum period of 15 days on receipt of CFR/SCFR or request of 10. The 1.0

will be bound to rectify the points/defects pointed out within one month.

xiii. The Specialist/Experts of Customs, Excise, Income-Tax, Accounts Service, IBMS, CTW,

Engineering and Technical Wing shall not be nominated as 1.0, as their role is confined

to rendering technical and expert assistance during investigations when required.


i. The 10 shall ensure the proper maintenance of the case investigation file, its proper page

numbering and for the preparation of its index.

ii. Every progress of the case shall be reflected in the Case Diary, which shall depict all

proceedings including detail of summon served, record requisitioned / received,

statements recorded, articles seized, correspondence with relevant quarters and efforts

made for arrest of the accused persons etc.

iii. Case diaries shall invariably be sent to the Zonal Directorate on the very next morning

and Reader to the Director shall be responsible for proper entry of the Case diaries and

put up the same for the perusal of the Director.

iv. Delay in Investigation on the ground of non-availability of record shall be construed as

inefficiency on the part of 10 and Supervisor Officer, except in cases where action u/s

194 Cr.PC followed by Sec. 175 PPG has been taken and matter reported to Zona!

Directorate through Supervisory Officer.

V. If nature of any case requires association of an expert, whether from FIA or any external

department, the 10 shall, without undue delay request the supervisory Director through

his Circle head for getting the required services.

vi. While referring the matter for expert’s opinion, the 10 shall be responsible for sending all

required documents to the expert in the first instance to avoid undue delay.

vii. Every 10 shall submit monthly progress report. However, in major, cases progress report

shall be submitted on weekly basis.

viii. CFR/SCFR shall invariably be submitted on proper format.

viii. in case of transfer of either the Case Officer or the Case File, the 10 shall be bound to

submit a case diary and progress report incorporating all the proceedings conducted by

him till such transfer.


i. Circle Head shall inspect every case file fortnightly and record his remarks regarding

progress of investigation conducted so far and give necessary directions.

ii. Zona! Director or any of his nominees shall scrutinize Case diaries at least once in a

month and record his remarks regarding progress of investigation.

iii. If 10 feels difficulty in accessing witnesses or requisition of record, the Circle Head shall

take up the matter with the concerned office at appropriate level and where necessary,

he shall raise the level by involving his supervisory Director.

IV. While forwarding reports of lOs to FIA headquarters, the Circle Head and the Zonal

Director shall give their specific recommendations.

V. No CFR/SCFR shall be forwarded to ADG / Director General without legal opinion.


i. Cases registered without conducting enquiry and subsequently recommended for

closure shall be submitted to the competent authority in terms of FIA {Enquiry &

Investigation rules 2002).

ii. A case registered as a result of enquiry and recommended for closure by the field unit

shall be forwarded to the Director Law who shall after thorough scrutiny make his
recommendations for closure or otherwise of the case and forward it to the DG FIA for the

final decision. He shall also fix the responsibility for wrong registration of case or

otherwise, as the case may be.


i. Zonal Director shall be the authority to accord permission to conduct a raid and to register

a case in the light of the raid report.

ii. In trap cases, the Raiding Team shall be headed by an officer not below the rank of an


iii. The Circle Head will interview the person arrested during any raid and verify the amount of

money or any other article/item seized from him.

iv. Special care shall be taken to ensure that no un-necessary damage is caused to the

prestige, reputation and dignity of the accused public/ government servant(s).


i. The raiding Magistrates/Officers should search the complainant before taking him to pass

on the bribe money to the accused on his demand. The Magistrates and members of

raiding party should be searched to obviate any possibility of planting false money.

ii. The raiding Magistrate/Officer must write down the serial numbers of the tainted money

and may also sign the notes before delivery to the complaint under a memo.

iii. In raid cases, It has to be proved that the money was passed as bribe, therefore

arrangements should be made so that the members of raiding party should be able to see

and overhear the conversation between the complainant and the accused.

iv. It must be proved that the accused is a public servant and Is demanding money for an

official act in order to show favour to the complainant.

v. The money must be given openly and act in a clandestine manner i.e. to wrapping in a

folded paper or an envelope “POTLE” or enclosed in a lock have been condemned and

convictions set aside by the superior courts.

vi. It should be confirmed before the raid that the complainant has no other grudge or grouse

against the accused for which he may be taking revenge.

vli. Ail the accompanying witness including the Magistrate should be disinterested and

unbiased. A magistrate who had been a prosecutor before becoming a Magistrate was

held to be a biased person in favour of the Police/FIA.

viii. In case the accused offer a plausible explanation for being in possession of the tainted

money, that explanation must be looked into at that very moment. It should also be noted

by the Magistrate in his raid report because such explanations made at the time of raid are

very crucial and are given greater importance by all the courts,

ix. The bribe giver is always treated as an accomplice in the case, therefore his testimony is

always taken by the court with great care and caution. It is always advisable that the

complainant should be made to declare in his statement to the police that he does not wish

to give the bribe but is being forced to do so.

X. In order to show the neutral position of the FIA, the tainted money should never be

provided by the FIA, the complainant should be asked to provide the same because if the

FIA provides the money it will show over zealousness and partisanship on the part of FIA.

However if the amount Is exorbitant and the complainant Is unable to provide the same,

FIA may provide the amount in question.

xi. Only one senior officer should accompany the Magistrate at the time of raid and he should

himself complete the investigation. The raiding Magistrate is supposed to complete all the

formalities personally viz recording the statement of the complainant, the accused, the

witnesses and preparation of a raid report. It should therefore take only a few days to

finish/complete the entire investigation in such cases.

The following defects and lacunae have been observed in raid cases which
subsequently damages the prosecution. Efforts shall be made to avoid

While arranging raid proper places/positions are not selected to see passing of the tainted

amount and to overhear the conversation between the complainant and the accused.

II. The personal search of the complainant is not done properly while handing over the tainted

money to him for passing on the same to the accused on his demand.

III. Supporting evidence regarding the demand and acceptance of bribe by the accused is not

collected or arranged.

iv. The relevant documents are not secured and sometimes the accused is not examined by

the raiding officer/Magistrate to ascertain his defense.

V. Evidence showing official position of the accused and his capability to help the

complainant is not procured.

vi. Plea of accused is not verified immediately.

vii. The raid proceedings, statements of the witnesses and raid reports are prepared by the 1.0

Instead of raiding magistrate, which is not desirable and adversely affect the sanctity of

such proceedings/reports. They are open to objection from defense side on the plea that

the Magistrate acted under the thumb of FIA and was made to sign the same.

In case of false Involvement, action u/s. 165-A, 182 PPC may be taken against the



i. FIA Officers & staff, while making arrest and search would remain cool and will not say any

word or make any gesture which infuriates the public. Abusive language and disrespectful

attitude shall be avoided.

ii. Abusive language and disrespectful conduct/behavior of the accused shall not be noticed

because it would disrupt/distract important official work. People usually use these tactics to

enrage the public and deteriorate the situation so that FIA may not succeed to accomplish

its task.

m. While making arrest, FIA officer shall actually touch the body of the person to be arrested

and inform him regarding the reasons of his arrest.

IV. If arrest Is being made on the warrants, the Officer will show the warrant of arrest on

demand of the accused.

v. If 10 has reason to believe that the accused person has entered into or within a place,

owner or person Incharge of such place shall be asked to get the accused arrested or

facilitate his arrest. Upon denial FIA members may enter into such place to break open any

outer or inner door or window of any house or place.

vi. FIA officers who is making arrest, will decided to hand cuff the arrested accused or


vii. During investigation, finger prints and photographs of the accused shall be obtained. CNIC

and other antecedents of the arrested person shall be obtained/checked and verified as

soon as possible.

VIII. Any person, against whom an FIR has been registered and sufficient evidence has been

recorded can be arrested without warrant.

ix. As and when arrest of an accused is made his/her relatives/next of kins and the senior

management of FIA shall be intimated immediately.

X. Area Magistrate shall be informed within 24 hours.

xi. Upon arrest of a Senator, MNA and MPA in any case, written report shall be sent to the

Chairman Senate or Speaker National/Provincial Assembly, immediately.

xti. During session of Senate or National /Provincial Assembly elected members shall not be

arrested without written permission of Chairman Senate and Speaker National

Assembly/Provincial Assembly.

xiii. Information of the intended arrest of a public servant shall, if possible, be given to such

public servant's immediate superior officer before the arrest is made otherwise Information

shall be given immediately after arrest.

xiv. Arrest made by the FIA of a person from Army, Navy or Air force law, nearest commanding

officer of concerned Force unit or Military/Navy/Air force Police shall be informed

immediately. Director FIA of the concerned Zone shall also be informed immediately.

XV. While making arrest of old age, under age or sick accused persons, special care shall be


XVI. All arrests of women, whether without warrant or with a warrant bail able or non-bail able,

as and when made, information shall immediately be given to the concerned zonal


xvii. Arrest of women shall be made by lady FIA/Police officers. If lady staff is not available and

immediate arrest is needed, then a senior Sub Inspector or above rank officer shall make

the arrest. In case arrest is made by a lower rank officer, he shall recorded reasons in


xviii. Arrested woman shall be immediately sent to women Police station, if available and will be

produced before the magistrate for judicial custody.

XIX. Request for physical remand of arrested woman shall be made with the permission of

Zonal Director only.

XX. Whenever it is necessary to conduct search of a woman, it shall be made by another

woman, with strict regard to decency.

XXL Women attending FIA investigation or enquiries shall not be called to Police Station or

examined before sunrise or after sunset. When women are called they may be

accompanied by their responsible male relatives.

XXII. All persons arrested by the FIA, shall be thoroughly searched, soon after arrest. Except

clothing, alt belongings i.e. arms, knife, mobile phone, wallet and other precious things

shall be taken into custody through personal search memo.

XXIII. Arrested person shall immediately be shifted to the FIA Police Station. It shall be ensured

that arrested person is not harmed by the members of opposite party.

XXIV. After arrest, No abusive language or physical torture shall be implied upon arrested


XXV. Person arrested without warrant, shall be produced before the court concerned, within 24


XXVI. If identification parade is necessary for an arrested accused. His/her face shall be covered

immediately and shifted to jail through court. Concerned court shall also be requested to

order the Jail administration that no outsider should be allowed to see the face of accused

and accused should not change his physical appearance.

XXVII. After arrest of an accused, an interrogation team comprising of at least two officers, headed

by the 1.0, will be constituted by the Circle Head, who shall interrogate the accused and

submit the interrogation report for the perusal of Circle Head/Zonal Director. (Sample

proforma of the interrogation report is attached)


During investigation of the case, following documents of accused persons should invariably

be secured according to legal requirements and made part of the investigation file:-

i. Finger Prints
ii. Photographs
iii. Copy of Passport (if held)
iv. Copy of the CNIC and any other documents


During the course of Enquiry/lnvestigation, if any article is taken into custody of FIA,

following instructions shall be followed:

(1) Under Section 5 of the Federal Investigation Agency Act, 1974 (Vlil of 1975), a member of

the Agency, not below the rank of Sub-Inspector, is empowered, for the purpose of any

enquiry or investigation under the Act, to exercise any of the powers of an officer Incharge of

Police Station, in any area in which he is posted, under the provisions of the Criminai

Procedure Code or any other law for the time being in force, he can, therefore, seize tainted

money, misappropriated amounts, articles and weapons etc as case property.

(2) No EO/IO shall take into custody any article/item without adopting formal procedure i.e. he

shall prepare formal seizure-memo containing his signature, witnesses signature and the

signature of the producer. Date of the Seizure should clearly be mentioned in the memo

along with the reference number of the enquiry/case as well as the title of the Circle/Police

Station in which this enquiry or case has been registered.

(3) Each article of property seized under the above provisions shall invariably be

marked/labeled with the particulars of case, name of the person from whom or place from

where it was seized and a reference to the case diary or recovery memo.

(4) Immediately after seizure of the aforesaid articles, the Investigating Officer/Enquiry Officer

shall deposit the same in the MALKHANA of the Circle/Sub-Circle under a proper receipt.

(5) Envelope/bag shall be placed in lock. No seized article/item shall be accessible to any

irrelevant person.

(6) Details of case properties handed over to Malkhana shall also be entered in Daily

DiaryI Roznamcha

(7) Rules/procedure of formal chain of custody shall be observed. Seized article/item shall be

placed in envelope/bag. Envelope/bag shall be sealed. Whereas, Enquiry/Case Number with

the EO/IO name, circle name, with particulars from whom taken into custody shall be

mentioned on the envelope/bag.

(8) In all cases in which the property consists of bullion, cash, currency notes or jewelry,

exceeding in value of Rs.25,000/-, the Deputy Director of the Circle Office/Assistant Director

of Sub Circle, shall arrange its handing over to the Treasury Officer for safe custody in the


(9) In cases, jewelry and other valuable property which is not covered under Instructions 6

above shall be kept locked in strong box in the MALKHANA. The case property shall

invariably be kept locked in such box.

(10) The 1.0 should ensure the recovery of the misappropriated/looted amount. The

amount/ltems recovered are in fact substantial evidence in Court of Law. If the 1.0 failed to

make recovery, it shall be assumed inefficiency on his part.


Another register in the same pattern as discussed above, shall be maintained for entry of

property connected with the case in which the accused is a proclaimed offender and the

same is likely to be of material advantage to the prosecution. This property shall be placed In

the strong box in the MALKHANA, for 50 years as the file of an absconder is kept pending

un-disposed for the said period. The property thereafter shall be handed over to the

Treasury Officer.


In case of transportation of seized articles/item to/from concerned court or any other

authorized place/office, formal rules/procedures shall be followed.

The Head of the Legal Branch shall also maintain a register (of issue from and the return) to

the MALKHANA of all case properties relating to the cases pending in courts on the

prescribed Performa already in practice. The properties taken out from the MALKHANA for

production In Court and their return shall be duly acknowledged by the Court Orderly and the

Moharrar MALKHANA.


The Head of the Legal Branch shall be responsible for the safe receipt, custody and disposal

of all the properties kept in the MALKHANA till the decision of the case.


The Head of the Legal Branch shall submit a certificate to the Director/Deputy Director,

onl 0th day of the each quarter, certifying that the articles lying in the MALKHANA have been

checked physically and have been found correct.


In order to evaluate the merits for transfer/change of enquiry/investigation, following Boards

would be constituted.


1. Additional Director General Concerned --------- Chairman

2. Director concerned at FIA HQ ---------- Member

3. Director Law or / Deputy Director Law HQ ---------- Member


1. Director Zone Chairman

2. Concerned circle Head Member

3. Deputy Director Law of the Zone ...........- Member

4. Law Officer of the concerned circle Member

The powers to transfer enquiry/investigation will also be exercised through the Zonal Board

and the board will discuss the reasons warranting the transfer of the investigation in their


II. The application for transfer/ change of enquiry or investigation shall be accompanied by an

Affidavit sworn by the Applicant containing the cogent reasons/ grounds, indicating the left­

over grey areas. Application / Complaints containing general type of allegations shall not be


The Board may call for requisite record from the E O /1.0 and consider the following aspects

while evaluating the merits regarding change / transfer of enquiry/lnvestigation:-

a) Whether the enquiry/ investigation officer is by passing the contents of the

Complaint/ FIR.

When the Board reaches the conclusion that the matter does warrants transfer/ change of

enquiry/ investigation, then the same will be assigned to one-step higher officer than the

previous E.O/ 1.0, with the specific directions to fill-up the grey areas / lacunas cropped up

during course of enquiry/ investigation.

<1. In case of second time change/transfer of enquiry/ investigation, the recommendations of the

Board shall be placed before the Director General FIA for his/her appropriate orders in

consultation with Director Law,

III. After transfer of enquiry/investigation, the next E.0/1.0 shall submit his/her report before the

Board within next fourteen (14) days without fail.

IV. If Four (04) enquires/cases are changed from one E.O / I.O for defective enquiry/

investigation, it will be reflected in his/her personal service record.

The instructions issued vide this standing ord verriding effect, if found

inconsistent to any previous standing order.

Dated: 2-^ / ^ January, 2018 D MEMON) PPM, PSP



Enquiry No: Enquiry Diary No;

Name of Circle: Date;

Date of Initiation:

Gist of Allegation:

Name of the E.O:

S. No Actions Taken


1 Circle
2 Enquiry No
3 Date
4 Name, Parentage,
Address of
Complainant and
Contact No
5 Name of Each
Accused, Parentage
and Address,
BPS/Grade In Case of
Government Servant
6 Brief Allegation
7 Charges Against Each 1
8 Oral Evidence Against
Each Accused In Each
9 Documentary Evidence
Against Each Accused
In Each Charge
10 Plea of Each Accused 1
11 Conclusion of the E.O 1
12 Recommendations


1 Enquiry No

2 Complainant details
3 Date of registration of
4 Particulars of Accused

5 Brief of Enquiry

6 NO of Enquiry Diary with

7 Name of E.O

8 Progress

9 Result

10 Remarks


1 Circle

2 Case FIR No

3 Dated

4 U/S

5 E.O No

6 Name, Parentage and

Address of
7 present status of the
accused whether in
8 Whether the Accused
Persons are Arrested
Or Not, If Yes, Then
Date Of Arrest of
Each Accused
9 Whether the Accused
Persons are on Bail
or not
10 Brief Allegation

11 Defense Of Accused

12 Conclusion


1 Circle

2 Case FIR No

3 Dated

4 U/S

6 Name, Parentage And

Address Of Accused
7 Family Details i.e
Spouse, Brothers,
Sisters and Children
8 If In Government
Service Or Not,
9 Asset Details of the
Accused, Property
10 Bank Account No’s

11 Previous Criminal
Record, If any
12 Brief Allegation

13 Defense of Accused

14 Name Of 1.0 and

Team Member
15 Conclusion