Using RTI to initiate a fresh investigation for a closed case
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking to know the action taken on the FIR filed by her. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that an FIR has been lodged on her complaint and the investigations were under process.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the respondent stated that the enquiry into the matter is now over and the case has been sent as untraced and that the copy of the untraced report can be provided to the appellant. The appellant stated that she has certain leads in her possession and the Police can conduct fresh investigations into the matter based on these leads. The DCP and PIO agreed that the Police can conduct fresh investigation and the appellant is welcome to join the investigation.
View of CIC
The Commission directed the PIO to provide a copy of untraced report to the appellant and to take assistance from the appellant for identifying the accused persons listed in the aforementioned FIR.
Citation: Ms. Shyamwati v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001740
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/781
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