Tuesday, August 10, 2010

RTI applicant attacked in UP

An RTI applicant based in Sitapur district, Uttar Pradesh, has alleged that he has been attacked by the goons of the chairman of district’s Nagar Panchayat. Kumar, 50, had filed application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to seek information on the construction material used in the shops which were constructed by the Sidhauli Nagar Panchayat. The public information officer of the office of the District Magistrate
asked Kumar to collect the information from the Panchayat office. But the information was not given. “When I went to collect the documents, they said that lot of people come
asking for such information. I should stay out of this,” said Kumar. Kumar then approached the state information commission which was also unable to provide the information.

GN Bureau
August 10 2010

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