Information regarding 1984 riots under RTI
The appellant had filed an application under RTI with the Delhi Police, seeking information in relation to 1984 riots, like, no. of FIRs registered; how many rioters were identified by Delhi/New Delhi Police; what action was initiated by the Commissioner of Delhi Police against rioters and their gang leaders; who was the Commissioner of Delhi Police in October, 1984 to December 1985 and from January 1985 to December, 1987; details of law of land existing in Delhi/New Delhi at the time of riots. He also wanted to know that for how many effected innocent Sikh families, Delhi Police had taken up the case to the Honourable Court to punish the rioters and deliver due justice to the aggrieved. The Public Information Officer (PIO) provided requisite information pertaining to New Delhi District to the appellant. In his first-appeal, the appellant submitted that the PIO had not provided full information on the query pertaining to the case Delhi Police had taken up for the affected innocent Sikh families.
The respondent submitted that the PIO had informed the appellant that “Accused were arrested and charge sheeted by the Court of Law.” Further the respondent stated that complete information on the number of FIRs registered and the number of persons arrested has been provided to the appellant and no further information remains to be provided in reply to his RTI application.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide the current status of the cases to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Malkiat Singh Bajwa v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2011/002003
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/348
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