Sunday, October 31, 2010

Cases against police officers out of RTI ambit

Information pertaining to allegations and enquiry against any State police officer will not be provided even under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, according to a Government Order (GO) issued early this month. The State Government in its October 1 order, a copy of which is available with Express, has exempted 'Secret and Confidential Section' of the office of Director General of Police from the ambit of the RTI Act. But, the GO had not cited any details of the records coming under 'Secret and Confidential Section'. Talking to Express, a senior police official said the records pertaining to enquiry and allegations against any police official are secret and confidential records, and such information will not be furnished under RTI.

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