Information regarding Satyagraha by Baba Ramdev sought under RTI
The appellant sought information in respect of incident of Satyagraha by Baba Ramdev against black money, corruption such as who is responsible for cruelty with the innocent persons, the order copy of implementation under section 144 Act at mid night with reasons and how much loss occurred economically, to humanity and social injustice done by Delhi Police. The Public Information Officer (PIO) replied that the requests related to cruelty and losses were not covered under the ambit of definition of information in terms of section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the Right to Information (RTI) Act. With regards to the order copy of implementation under section 144 Act, the appellant was informed that information cannot be provided under section 8(1)(h) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, there shall be no obligation to give any citizen, information which would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders; of the RTI Act as the FIR has been registered in this regard, the investigation of the case is still pending and the matter is sub-judice before the Supreme Court of India. Proceedings
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent contended that at the time of reply the disclosure of information would have impeded the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders. Now, the matter before the Supreme Court has been decided. The investigation into the FIR is also complete and chargesheet has been filed before the competent Court.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) directed the PIO to provide a copy of order issued under section 144 along with reasons for its promulgation, as requested for by the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Ashok Kumar T. Dubey v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001081
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/538
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