Seeking information regarding illegal construction of police post using RTI
The appellant filed an application under the Right to Information (RTI) act requesting the respondent to inform him the reasons for not allowing construction of a Gurudwara on the land which is was gifted for the construction of Gurudwara. He has desired to have a copy of the site plan, sanction of the site plan etc. for the ongoing construction of Police Post on the said land. The Public Information Officer (PIO) informed the appellant that the said land has been allotted to Delhi Police for construction of Police Post and therefore, the construction of the Police Post is legal. The appellant filed an appeal before the Central Information Commission (CIC) and submitted that the PIO has given incorrect information in respect of the land which is actually a plot gifted to the Sri Guru Nanak Satsang and which has been illegally allotted by the DDA to the Police.
During the hearing before the Commission, the respondent submitted that copies of DDA’s NOC, allotment letter issued by DDA to Delhi Police, copy of contract awarded to U.P. Samaj Kalyan Nirman Nigam Ltd and handing over of Delhi Police Projects for construction and a copy of the site plan have been provided to the appellant.
View of CIC
The Central Information Commission (CIC) observed that the grievance of the appellant is against the DDA for alleged illegal allotment of land to Delhi Police. The Commission advised the appellant to take up the matter with the DDA authorities. CIC rejected the appeal stating that requisite reply as per record and permissible under the RTI Act has been provided to the appellant.
Citation: Mr. Arvinder Singh v. Delhi Police in Case No. CIC/SS/A/2012/000972
RTI Citation : RTIFI/2012/CIC/625
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