Q. Consider the following statements regarding the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita (BNSS):
1.Under the BNSS, officer in-charge of a police station cannot refuse to register an FIR on the basis of lack of jurisdiction.
2.The BNSS mandates videography during a search conducted by the police.
3.The word ‘terrorist’ has been defined by the BNSS.
How many of the statements given above are correct?

[A] Only one

[B] Only two

[C] All three

[D] None

Answer: B

Explanation –

Statements 1 and 2 are correct. The BNSS introduces the concept of Zero-FIR, which allows FIRs to be registered at any police station regardless of jurisdiction. The officer is legally bound to register and transfer such a case to the respective police station. The BNSS mandates that police raids and seizures must be videotaped to enhance transparency and accountability.

Statement 3 is incorrect. The definition of ‘terrorism’ is provided in the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita (BNS).

Source: The Hindu