"A zero FIR is a document that can be registered by any police station when a complainant approaches them for a cognizable offence, whether the case is in their jurisdiction or not," said Sawang.
The DGP has ordered that the details of the memo should be communicated to all police personnel in the state. "Disciplinary action will be initiated against erring officers for non-compliance," he said in the memo issued on Monday.
A 27-year-old veterinarian was brutally gang-raped and killed by four persons before they burnt her body in Shamshabad area in Ranga Reddy district in Telangana last week.
The doctor's family has alleged that Shamsabad police delayed the filing of FIR citing jurisdictional issues.