Using RTI for knowing the status in respect of notice issued under section 160 Cr PC
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police seeking information regarding the Notice under section 160 Cr. P.C. issued to him and to another person regarding spreading rumors on the death of two persons. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed him that it was not clear what information the appellant wanted to seek as per definition of information under section 2(f) “information” means any material in any form, including records, documents, memos, e-mails, opinions, advices, press releases, circulars, orders, logbooks, contracts, reports, papers, samples, models, data material held in any electronic form and information relating to any private body which can be accessed by a public authority under any other law for the time being in force; of the RTI Act. The PIO also informed the appellant that the said person had been called on his complaint and his statement along with enquiry report has been attached with the said Notice. The First Appellant Authority (FAA) observed that the appellant wanted redressal of her grievance and advised the appellant to approach the competent authority for redressal of her grievance.
During the hearing the before Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that the PIO has not provided status report in respect of notice under section 160 Cr. P.C.
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The Commission directed the PIO to provide status report in respect of the aforementioned notice under section 160 Cr. P. along with relevant documents to the appellant.
Citation: Mrs. Neeraj Kumari v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/002623
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2013/CIC/1234
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