Can the statement of appellant recorded during investigation be provided to him under RTI?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking information regarding two complaints filed by him. One of the complaints was filed against Inquiry Officer (IO) for not conducting proper enquiry into his complaints and the other was regarding delay by the PIO in providing information to his previous RTI application. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided some information to the appellant.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent informed that the appellant sought for copies of his own statement, statement of witnesses and that of IO recorded by the Vigilance Department of Central District. Regarding the delay on part of the PIO the respondent submitted that the RTI application was addressed to the PIO, PHQ and was later received by the PIO, Central District who had replied to the appellant within the stipulated time. The appellant submitted that he would like to know the action taken against IO on his complaint.
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The Commission directed the PIO, Central District to provide copies of appellant’s statement, statement of witnesses and that of the IO recorded by the Vigilance Department of Central District. The PIO was also directed to provide status of the enquiry against IO and the outcome thereof if the enquiry is completed.
Citation: Mr. Raj Kumar Mishra v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001665
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/861
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