Registration of FIR not required for processing life insurance policy if insured dies in accident: Jammu & Kashmir High Court

An appeal filed by LIC on the ground that the claim submitted by the respondents was without a copy of FIR, was dismissed by the High Court.
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar
High Court of Jammu & Kashmir, Srinagar

The High Court of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh recently held that the registration of a first information report (FIR) in relation to a death due to accident is not essential for processing the case under the policy of life insurance especially when there is other evidence in abundance to demonstrate that the deceased-insured had died in the accident [Life Insurance Corporation of India & Anr. V/s Hamida Bano & Anr.].

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