RTI prompts Pune RTO to seek information on Pak national
An application was filed with the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Pune under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the records of driving licenses issued by the office between August 1, 2011 and August 10, 2011. The reply to the application showed that a Pakistan national Mahesh Bhoolchand Tekwani was issued a driving license on August 2 but no documents submitted by him could be found.
Prompted by the RTI application, the RTO sought the details of Tekwani from the Foreigner's Registration Office (FRO) of Pune police. The information received from the FRO stated that Tekwani belonged to Karachi. He came to India on a long-term visa of three years and was initially registered with the Thane police but was later registered officially with Pune police that, too, on October 2 – a national holiday. It also stated that a case is being registered against him under Section 14(b) of Foreigners Act because he left Thane and came to Pune despite the fact that he was not allowed to leave Thane without government’s permission.
Meanwhile, Pune RTO has also issued a notice to him asking his presence for inquiry within seven days or else his driving license would be nullified.