By Shree Vathsan
A Car driver committs suicide in public due to police harassment in January 2018 in Chennai . The cop who incited the suicide has been served a simple suspension and is already serving in some other department of the police. A judicial magistrate probe was ordered and the outcome of the probe is not made public. Can I seek the information on the final report of the judicial magistrate probe through RTI? Another qeustion whom does the judicial magistrate submit the report to?
Meanwhile I have filed an RTI requesting for the service record book of the police official ThamaraiSelvan who is said to be the cause of abuse and death. If the information is denied citing pending case in court can "larger public interest" be used to obtain the service log?. Already a pending criminal case in another issue is said to be against the officer.
In a strikingly similar incident another taxi driver commits suicide due to police harassment a week ago. Still now police are unable to find the culprit among 64 personnels within their own department. An enquiry underJoint Commisioner West has been ordered and she has submitted the report to the Police Commissioner yesterday. Can this report be obtained under RTI? Can "life and liberty" clause be added to get the information sooner?
Further instead of making the cops more public friendly, the senior cops have offered compensation of Rs 3 lakh and brokered peace in an attempt to dilute the investigation in both the cases. No relief has been ordered by the CM which makes one suspicious of the source of the money(bribe/black money/hawala money).. etc.
There has been a severe laxity in registering cases against police which makes them take undue advantage of their power and position in TamilNadu.
I need to know all the RTI laws and sections under which cpio/spio and PIO and also FAA and CIC, should not reject the information towards the government employee regarding his education qualification details, moveable and movable property returns as per the record from his govt office to be made public whenever its been seeked by any citizen of India Being suspect to be forged.