Friday, October 09, 2009

Home secy faces RTI fire

The state information commission has summoned home secretary J.B. Tubid for not providing information under the Right to Information Act. Prakash Chandan of Bagoder had asked the home secretary on June 23, 2009, the reasons why Giridih, a Naxalite hotbed, had not been included in the Centre's pilot project for Maoist-hit districts.

It would probably be the first time during President's rule in the state that the home secretary would have to be present before the commission. "Since the new state was born, hundreds of people, including MLA Mahendra Singh and Babulal Marandi's son, had been killed but when the Centre planned a project for 10 rebel-hit districts, Giridih was not included, as officials apparently ignored it," Chandan told The Telegraph.

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