Seeking investigation report of a train accident under RTI
The applicant filed an RTI application with the North Western Railway, Ajmer seeking information in respect of accident that had occurred on 23.1.11 with the Gwalior-Udaipur Intercity express in which some youth who were travelling on the roof of the train collided with Martindel bridge and died during treatment. He wanted a copy of the investigation report of the accident and the name of the officer who conducted the investigation. The Public Information Officer (PIO) gave point wise information and stated that travelling on the roof of the train is punishable offence as per section 156 of the Railway Act.
The respondent submitted before the Central Information Commission (CIC) that investigation report had been provided. The appellant stated that only findings of the enquiry have been provided to him and not the complete report.
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The CIC directed the PIO to allow the appellant to inspect the relevant file and provide the appellant with copies of documents identified by him, on payment of fees.
Citation: Shri. Kishan Lal Meena v. North Western Railway in File No: CIC/AD/A/2011/002500
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/448
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