Close quarter fight: Settling the issue of quarrel between neighbours through RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking to know the action taken by the Police on the complaint filed by him. He also wanted to know whether an FIR has been lodged against the lady, her daughters and her husband including their accomplices. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that his application has been attached with the case file and that no separate FIR was lodged against said lady and others.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant requested that an inquiry in respect of his complaints against said lady needs to be instituted to verify the facts before the reply is sent to him. The respondent stated that a quarrel took place between the appellant and his neighbor over a trivial issue. Both of them had filed a complaint against each other. The PIO further submitted that both the complaints were attached with the case file and no separate FIR was registered on the appellant’s complaints as the matter was related to the same incident.
View of CIC
The Commission rejected the appeal stating that the PIO has provided requisite reply to the appellant and no action is called for on the part of the Commission.
Citation: Mr. Tarun v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001872
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1228
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