Information related to harassment and murder of RTI activists sought under RTI
The appellant sought the information related to the harassment and murder of several RTI activists. The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) transferred the application to the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Department of Personal & Training (DoPT) who provided partial information to the appellant and denied for rest of the information since the reports appeared as per the news papers and media coverage and there was no clear status about RTI activists who had been harassed and assaulted.
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The respondent submitted that the figure quoted by them was based on media reports and not on any factual survey and it was for the state governments concerns to take appropriate action in all such cases and any specific information related to a particular case of this kind would have to be found out from the respective state government only. The Central information Commission (CIC) observed that sought information had already been provided to appellant and hence the appeal was disposed.
Citation: Shri Kamal Kishore Singh v Department of Personnel & Training in File No.CIC/SM/A/2011/001539
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/537
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