Using RTI to obtain information related to domestic violence case
On a matter regarding complaint of domestic violence pending with the Crime against Women Cell, the appellant sought for the various details viz. hearings conducted since the filing of the complaint, the number of hearings attended by the accused, details of the proceedings of each hearing, name of department of the Delhi Police in which one of the accused is employed, rules laid down by the Delhi Police for employees accused under some complaint proceedings and the action taken report on the FIR filed by the complainant etc.. The Public Information Officer (PIO) refused for the information under section 8(1) (h) of the RTI Act stating that the matter was pending and the investigation was in progress.
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The respondent submitted that the copy of complaint, attendance sheet and day to day progress report was provided to the appellant after the first appeal and regarding the FIR details, the appellant has been informed that the investigation was pending. The Central Information Commission observed that the appellant had sought vague information regarding the rules laid down by the Delhi Police for employees accused under some complaint proceedings. The Commission directed the PIO to furnish the rest of the details.
Citation: Shri Rahul Arora v. Delhi Police in File No. CIC/SS/A/2011/001819
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/222
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