SIC comes down heavily on SPIO and Hisar SP for 'concealing' facts
During a function in Hisar on October 14, 2012, some activists had shown black flags against the alleged favours shown by the Haryana government in Gurgoan land deal, and the Coalgate scam. Thirteen activists were booked for the action under non-bailable sections of IPC.
Later, an application was filed by one of the activists under the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking to get the close-circuit television (CCTV) footage of five days of proceedings inside the police station claiming that they should have been booked for bailable offence.
The office of Superintendent of Police of Hisar provided the applicant with the Daily-diary reports (DDR) of the day of the function but declined to provide the video footage claiming that the footage of October 14 was not available with the office.
When the appellant approached the first appellate authority and Hisar range inspector general, the FAA directed the police to supply the footage to the appellant, an order that was not complied with. Then the appellant filed second appeal with the Haryana state information commission. The commission ruled after the hearing that prima facie, it appears that information has been concealed with ulterior motive and issued a show cause notice to the Hisar SP as to why a fine of Rs. 25,000 should not be imposed on him for 'negligence and carelessness'.