Information Commissioner should not be a bureaucrat
Ref: Ratnakar Gaikwad chosen as the Chief Information Commissioner of Maharashtra
Comment: Dear Sir
1. If PIO is ACP Police, evades information, then appeal goes to his superior DCP. It is highly unlikely that DCP will rule against his ACP.
2. Against this only option is to go for hearing with Commissioner.
3. To avoid this and to get fair judgment at the first level itself,it will advisable to appoint some one out side Police, say judge of the court,to hear the case, if complaint is to be lodged against information provide by PIO (ACP).
Name: Ashok Patankar