Decision No. CIC/SB/A/2016/000176. Case: Balbir Singh Meena Vs The Central Public Information Officer, Delhi Police. Central Information Commission

Case NumberDecision No. CIC/SB/A/2016/000176
Party NameBalbir Singh Meena Vs The Central Public Information Officer, Delhi Police
JudgesSudhir Bhargava, Information Commissioner
IssueRight To Information Act, 2005 - Sections 2(f), 8(1)(g), 8(1)(j)
Judgement DateFebruary 10, 2017
CourtCentral Information Commission

Court Information Central Information Commission Cases
Judgment Date 10-Feb-2017
Party Details Balbir Singh Meena Vs The Central Public Information Officer, Delhi Police
Case No Decision No. CIC/SB/A/2016/000176
Judges Sudhir Bhargava, Information Commissioner
Acts Right To Information Act, 2005 - Sections 2(f), 8(1)(g), 8(1)(j)

Decision

Sudhir Bhargava, Information Commissioner

1. Shri Balbir Singh Meena filed an application dated 28.07.2015 under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) before the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), South West District, Delhi Police seeking information on four points including (i) action taken on the Disciplinary Enquiry (DE) initiated against Shri Yadram Meena, ASI, Delhi Police, (ii) status regarding the regular D.E. to be initiated against Shri Rakesh Singh Thakur, Head Constable, Delhi Police for involvement in a criminal case, (iii) action taken against Shri Rakesh Singh Thakur, Head Constable, Delhi Police and (iv) action taken on the appellant's complaint.

2. Shri Balbir Singh Meena filed a second appeal dated 06.01.2016 before the Commission on the grounds that he is not satisfied with the reply given by the CPIO and that the FAA wrongly upheld the decision of the CPIO. The appellant stated that the CPIO did not act as per the guidelines and spirit of the RTI Act, 2005 and requested the Commission to take disciplinary action against the CPIO for saving the accused H.C. Rakesh Singh.

Hearing:

3. The appellant Shri Balbir Singh Meena and the respondents Shri O.P. Singh, ACP, South West District (SWD), Delhi Police, Shri Sanjeev Tomar, ACP, PCR, Delhi Police were present in person.

4. The appellant submitted that the CPIO, PCR, Delhi Police has wrongly denied information on point Nos. 1 to 4 of his RTI application on the grounds that the information sought relates to personal information of a third party and hence, is exempted from disclosure under section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act. The appellant further submitted that his RTI application, with respect to point No. 5 of the RTI application, was transferred to the CPIO, SWD, Delhi Police. However, no information on the same has been provided to him by the CPIO, SWD, Delhi Police.

5. The respondent (SWD, Delhi Police) submitted that the information as per available records has been provided to the appellant vide letter dated 24.08.2015. The respondent further submitted that the RTI application was...

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