Addressing the issue of road blocks done by the police through RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking to know how many roads have been blocked for the movement of traffic and general public by the police near DCP (North-East) Office and the name and designation of the officer who has given the order for blocking the above-said roads and etc. He also wanted to inspect all the files/ records related to the blocking of these roads. The Public Information Officer (PIO) stated that no road has been blocked for thoroughfare and some vehicles are diverted some times as per exigency. The RTI application was transferred to the PIO (Traffic) for furnishing the rest information. The PIO (Traffic) Eastern Range provided requisite information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that the PIO has deliberately not provided the correct information in order to shield the malpractices of local Police causing inconvenience and problems to the general public. The appellant also added that the PIO Traffic Police Eastern Range has also provided a totally false and misleading reply in collusion with PIO of NED.
View of CIC
The Commission rejected the appeal observing that requisite information has been provided to the appellant by the PIO and no action is called for on the part of the Commission.
Citation: Mr. Mohit Sharma v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/C/2012/0000307
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/830
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