Criminal Drafting: Complaints, FIRs, Bails, Applications, Appeals, and More (May 5, 2024 – July 5, 2024)

Discover the key aspects of criminal drafting, which covers a range of essential parameters and many more. Register now!

About the Course on “Criminal Drafting: Complaints, FIRs, Bails, Applications, Appeals, and More”

The Indian legal system plays a significant role in maintaining law and order within the nation. Criminal litigation, a cornerstone of this system, holds immense importance and serves as the primary mechanism for addressing offences against the state and society, upholding individual rights, and ensuring that justice is served in such a diverse and densely populated country like India.

If you are passionate about criminal law/litigation, understanding criminal drafting and procedure becomes an essential stepping stone for you to excel in the field of criminal law.

Lawctopus Law School brings to you this unique course which will give you a profound understanding of the intricacies of criminal law, equipping you with the essential skills required to navigate the complex terrain of criminal litigation.

This course will teach you the art of drafting crucial legal documents such as FIRs, complaints, bail applications, appeals, revision, pleadings, and so much more, thereby enabling you to excel in representing clients in criminal cases. 

After doing this course, you’ll also learn  about the important case laws in criminal law (frequently cited by practicing lawyers) and a list of common terminologies used in criminal law. 

It will also give you a detailed understanding of criminal procedure, including pre-trial, trial, and post-trial stages. 

About Lawctopus Law School

Lawctopus Law School has taught a wide range of practical skills to over 9000+ law students, young lawyers, professionals, academicians, and business people. Over 1000 students have rated our courses and the average rating is 92.6/100 call our online courses a ‘warm’ learning experience!

At LLS, our courses are developed by subject matter experts (practitioners and academicians) and these courses are a mix of

  • rigorously researched reading module
  • recorded lectures by industry experts
  • weekly live sessions by experts assignments (with personalized feedback)
  • special, add-on career webinars, and 
  • the now famous ‘warmth and care’ of LLS

Structure of this Course

Module 1: Introduction to Criminal Procedure and Drafting

  • Reading Resource: Introduction to Criminal Procedure and Drafting
  • Short Reading Resource: Compoundable and Non-Compoundable Offences
  • PPT: Stages of criminal proceedings
  • Video: Introduction to Criminal Proceedings
  • Video: Hierarchy of Criminal Courts (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Cognizable and Non-Cognizable Offences
  • Video: Authorities and role of police authorities in investigation of a case

Module 2: FIRs and Police complaints

  • Reading Resource: All about FIRs
  • Video: Introduction and lodging of an FIR
  • Video: What does an FIR look like? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to lodge an FIR online? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Role of an advocate in FIR 
  • Video: How to search for an already registered FIR? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft a police complaint addressed to the SHO if the police refuse to lodge an FIR? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 3: Quashing of FIRs

  • Video: Introduction to quashing of FIR
  • Video: How to draft and file a Quashing Petition? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 4: Criminal Complaints and Applications

  • Reading Resource: All about Complaints
  • Video: Legal Notice and Complaint u/s. 138 of NI Act (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Introduction to Complaints and the difference between FIR and Complaint
  • Video: How to draft an Application under Section 156(3) of Cr.P.C? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Introduction to Application under Section 125 of Cr.P.C
  • Video: How to draft an Application under section 125 of Cr.P.C? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Introduction to Complaint under Domestic Violence Act
  • Video: How to draft a Complaint under Section 12 of Domestic Violence Act? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft Applications under Sections 256 and 317 of Cr. P.C? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft Applications under parole and furlough? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 5: Pre-trial – Charge, Discharge, Protest Petition

  • Reading Resource: Pre-trial procedure
  • Video: Pre-trial process
  • Video: All about charge and charge-sheet
  • Video: All about Discharge and Acquittal
  • Video: How to draft a Discharge Application? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Introduction to Protest Petition
  • Vidoe: How to draft a Protest Petition? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 6: All about Bail

  • Reading Resource: All about Bail
  • Video: Introduction to Bail, Anticipatory Bail and Bail Applications
  • Video: How to draft and file a Bail Application? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft and file an Anticipatory Bail Application? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Granting and Rejection of Bail
  • Video: What is a bail bond and how is it filed in court? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 7: Trial

  • Reading Resource: Procedure before Court
  • Video: Stages of trial
  • Video: What is a chargesheet and how to read it? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: Framing of Charges
  • Video: Evidence in the trial process: Examination, Cross Examination, Burden of Proof

Module 8: Appeal, Revision and SLP

  • Reading Resource: Criminal Appeals
  • Video: How to draft an Appeal? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft a Revision Application? (Practical Screen-share Video)
  • Video: How to draft a Special Leave Petition? (Practical Screen-share Video)

Module 9: Golden Hello Short Modules

  • Short reading resource: Arrest and Preventive Detention
  • Short reading resource: Warrants & Search Warrants
  • Short reading resource: Remand / Types of Custody 
  • Short reading resource: Difference between Summons Case & Warrants Case
  • Short reading resource: Magistrate & Session trial
  • Short reading resource: Plea Bargaining
  • Short reading resource: Compounding
  • Short reading resource: Parole & Furlough
  • Short reading resource: Cyber Complaint

Module 10: Case Laws and Terminologies

  • Compilation of all important case laws in criminal law
  • Compilation of common terminologies used in criminal law

Unique Elements of The Course

1. Well-researched and detailed Reading Resources drafted and reviewed by Criminal Law Experts

2. Short Reading Resources on important topics

3. Compilation of important case laws and criminal terminologies

4. Recorded Lectures by four Criminal Law experts

5. Weekly live sessions

Get all your doubts and queries cleared from the faculty in weekly live sessions

6. Self-Assessment Assignments

7. Compulsory Assignment (learn by doing)

You will be given a problem statement and you will have an option to either draft an Anticipatory Bail Application or a Quashing Petition.

Note: Your assignment will be evaluated by the faculty in-depth and personalized feedback will be given to each learner.

8. Supplementary webinars/workshops

How will this course help you?

  • Law students will be able to ace Criminal Litigation internships
  • Young lawyers (with 0-4 years of experience) will be able to start their practices in the ‘criminal side’ efficiently and confidently.
  • It will save 2 years of your legal career! What a lawyer learns after 2 years of practice, you’d have learned in 2 months.
  • This course will teach you all about criminal proceedings, drafting important criminal applications, and understanding important case laws end-to-end.
  • You will learn about the stages of criminal litigation, stages of trial, the skill of drafting a complaint, lodging an FIR, searching for an FIR, reading a chargesheet, drafting of quashing petition, drafting of protest petition, drafting of bail application, drafting of criminal appeals, etc.
  • You will get a compilation of all the important case laws in criminal law which can be handy while arguing/drafting.
  • You will get a list of all the common criminal terminologies that can be used while drafting pleadings.

Who can enroll in this course?

  • Law students
  • Legal professionals
  • Litigators wanting to get onto the ‘criminal side’ of things
  • Researchers wanting to know the practical side of things
  • Academicians who wish to bring a useful practical angle to their classes

Course Developers and Faculty

1. Ms. Bela Khattar:

Ms. Bela Khattar is a seasoned legal practitioner with an experience of over 25 years handling diverse legal matters and primarily focusing on Criminal Litigation in Delhi and adjoining areas. She has a notable track record of handling a wide range of legal cases, including those related to POCSO, DV Act, MTP Act, NIA, and IPC, among others, before the Honorable High Court of Delhi, the Honorable Supreme Court of India, and various district courts and tribunals across different states.

Throughout her career, Ms. Khattar has been entrusted with key responsibilities, serving as a Panel Advocate for esteemed institutions such as Delhi Cooperative Housing Finance Corporation Ltd., Vaish Cooperative Bank, Punjab National Bank, and Union Bank of India. Additionally, she has contributed her legal expertise as an Additional Standing Counsel for the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) for a duration of three years.

Ms. Khattar is an alumna of the Campus Law Centre (Faculty of Law), Delhi University. After gaining valuable experience, she took the initiative to establish her own law firm, Bela Khattar and Associates, which boasts a comprehensive practice, encompassing Civil, Criminal, Matrimonial, and various other legal matters, reflecting her dedication to providing clients with a wide spectrum of legal services.

2. Mr. Gourav Mohanty

Mr. Gourav Mohanty is an advocate primarily practicing in Bombay before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court as well as courts/tribunals in other parts of the country.

Before being an independent practitioner, he worked as a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Team of Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co, where he represented many public sector banks against economic fugitives in cases of white-collar crime and fraud.

He has published research papers in the journals of NLU-Jodhpur and NALSAR, and has written several articles for The Wire, IndiaCorpLaw, A38 International Law Blog, and Bar and Bench.

Gourav graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune, in 2016. While in law school, Gourav received the Gold Medal for being Academic Topper, the DAAD-Germany Scholarship, and the Chancellor’s Award for Best Outgoing Student. He served as the Editor of Symbiosis Law School Journal and has won numerous awards in domestic and international moots.

3. Adv. Jaibatruka Mohanta

Adv. Jaibatruka Mohanta is a practicing Advocate before the Courts at Karnataka and other Courts across India. 

In addition to this, he is a Research Associate at the Centre for Environmental Law, Education, Research and Advocacy (CEERA), National Law School of India University (NLSIU) to delve into cutting-edge research, policy formulation, and capacity-building programmes for the government of India. 

He, along with his team, advises the Government of India on matters of Criminal Law reforms and is involved with various groups to strengthen the criminal procedure in India.  

He is also involved in preparing materials for prosecuting individuals involved in criminal sanctions – thus assisting the Central Pollution Control Board and other bodies of the government in the same.

4. Ms. Samiksha Singh

Ms. Samiksha Singh is practicing as a Criminal Litigator and has an experience of over four years. She has worked extensively in the field having worked on multiple high-profile cases with distinguished luminaries of law such as Adv. Satish Maneshinde, Adv. Yug M. Chaudhry & Adv. Faisal Rizvi.

Samiksha graduated from Hidayatullah National Law University (HNLU), Raipur with Specialisation Honours in Criminal Laws in 2019 and then completed her post-graduation in Criminal Law. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Criminal Law and is also a qualified PoSH Specialist.

Samiksha is truly a people’s person and in oratory lies her heart. 

Currently, she is also associated with Lawctopus Law School as a Learning Manager and Faculty.

Course Fee

Rs. 6800/-

Course Duration

8 weeks

Mode of learning

  • Weekly live sessions of 90 minutes duration. Recordings too will be made available.
  • Rigorously researched reading resources
  • An online forum to get your questions answered
  • 1 self-assessment assignment
  • 1 compulsory drafting assignment with personal feedback

Add-on benefits

  • Get a completion certificate issued by Lawctopus Law School after the completion of the course.
  • Merit certificates will be awarded to best-performing learners.
  • Access to webinars around legal notice drafting, CV-building, and earning through freelancing.

Money Back Guarantee

In case you do the course sincerely and are still dissatisfied with it, we’ll refund you 100% of the money you invested; no questions asked. We are that confident in our course!

What does ‘sincerely’ mean? It means that you attend at least 75% of the live classes and complete the compulsory assignments successfully. If you still don’t think the course was worth the money, we’ll refund the full amount, no questions asked!

Just email us at [email protected] and the refund will be issued within 7-10 working days.


If you have any queries regarding the course, please send an email to [email protected] and we will get back to you within 24 hours!

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