Thursday, December 02, 2010

Directorate of Prosecution (DoP)'s report can't be withheld

The state law secretary has held that a report sent by directorate of prosecution (DoP) with a recommendation to the police not to prosecute an accused cannot be withheld under the Right to Information Act. In this case, DoP had declined to furnish the information to RTI activist Jowett D'Souza. D'Souza had subsequently approached the law secretary , who is the first appellate authority, seeking details about DoP's opinion advising that an accused in a case registered at Verna police station be dropped. D'Souza had also sought a report filed by the investigation officer (IO) before the DoP. Justifying its action, DoP argued before the appellate authority that the report
sent to the IO, interalia dropping an accused is a privileged communication which can't be disclosed.

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