Who imposed section 144 of CrPC in Rajghat during the Anshan of Anna Hazare?
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the Delhi Police, Police Head Quarter (PHQ) seeking information pertaining to arrest of persons at Rajghat in connection with the anshan by Shri Anna Hazare. The Public Information Officer (PIO), PHQ transferred the RTI application to the PIOs of various districts of Delhi Police. The PIO, central district provided a point wise reply.
During the hearing before the Central Information Commission (CIC), the appellant submitted that he is not satisfied with the information provided to him regarding on some points as the information sought regarding the authority which had given the order to impose section 144 Cr. P.C. in Rajghat and the full details on amount incurred as hiring of all transportation vehicles videographers and other miscellaneous expenses incurred.
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The Commission observed that the PIO, PHQ has without application of mind transferred the RTI application to the PIOs of seven districts as a result the PIOs from all the seven Districts attended the hearing, whereas the matter only concerns the Central District of Delhi Police. The CIC advised the Commissioner of Police to issue necessary instructions to the PIO, PHQ to transfer the RTI applications only to the concerned holder of information. The Commission directed the PIO Central District to provide a copy of order imposing section 144 of Cr. P. C. in Rajghat and the authority who gave the order and details of transportation hired with the list of vehicles for which payment has been made and also the amount paid.
Citation: Mr. Kailash Chand Gupta v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/001328
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/782
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