New Delhi, Jan 27 (Agencies): Policemen in Delhi denying anyone a copy of First Information Reports (FIRs) will be a thing of the past as the police administration has gone hi-tech with this basic service.

Come February 1, you can download FIRs registered in the capital from -- www.delhipolice.nic.in. Also, an accused can get a copy of the FIR from the police station by paying Rs 25. 

The police took this measure after the Delhi High Court said on Dec 6 last year that an accused should be able to get a copy of complaint against him from the police within 24 hours of its regiostration.

The court had said that the FIRs should be uploaded online within 24 hours of its registration. However, FIRs on sensitive issues are exempt from this ruling.

"We will be uploading the FIRs from February 1. The FIRs will be uploaded from police stations and software has been installed," Rajan Bhagat, Delhi Police spokesperson, said.

According to the official, an accused can apply for the copy of an FIR at a charge of Rs 25 for four pages and an extra Rs ten for each extra page.

The FIRs on issues like terrorism, national security, rape, molestation and kidnapping for ransom will not be uploaded.

In case if police refuse to reveal the FIR, then the person can approach the Police Commissioner, who will form a committee to decide such cases.