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Atul Patankar

Disclose details of trap money: CIC to CBI

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Atul Patankar

As reported at expressindia.com on 20 July, 2010


New Delhi The Central Information Commission has directed the CBI to make public, records of the “trap money” used by the agency to crack corruption cases.

Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah directed the CBI to provide an inspection of trap money register to an RTI applicant Harkrishan Das Nijhavan.


Nijhavan had sought the details of trap money still withheld with the CBI, ACB in all the Delhi Units from January 1, 2006-January 15, 2009.


Trap money is the money used by the agency to trap corrupt officials with the help of complainant.


“Respondent Sumit Sharan, SP, CBI is directed that he will now, in accordance with the orders of Appellate Authority Y P Singh, fix a date and time when Harkrishan Das Nijhavan may be allowed inspection of the trapped money register, which will provide him with the necessary details which he has sought. This will now be free of charge,” Habibullah said.


The agency in response to the RTI application had provided the skeletal details of the trap money but did not give any further details.


“He (Nijhavan) has sought repeatedly to visit the office of CBI so as to inspect the register on the trapped money, regarding which he has received response. Although, he has been told verbally that he is welcome to do so, he has been unsuccessful in actually obtaining the appointment and then to gain access to the relevant register,” Habibullah observed.

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As reported in Dainik Jagran on 21/07/10


Article: http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/epaper/article/index.php?page=article&choice=print_article&location=10&category=&articleid=88509229185284


सीबीआई ट्रैप मनी की जानकारी दे : सीआईसी


नई दिल्ली, प्रेट्र : केंद्रीय सूचना आयुक्त ने केंद्रीय अन्वेषण ब्यूरो (सीबीआई) को कहा है कि वह भ्रष्टाचार के मामलों का भंडाफोड़ करने के लिए इस्तेमाल किए जाने वाले चारा धन (ट्रैप मनी) की जानकारी दे। मुख्य केंद्रीय सूचना आयुक्त वज़ाहत हबीबुल्ला ने सीबीआई को कहा कि वह सूचना का अधिकार के तहत आवेदन देने वाले हरकृष्ण दास निझावन को चारा धन के विवरण वाला रजिस्टर देखने दे। चारा धन वह राशि है जिसका इस्तेमाल एजेंसी किसी शिकायतकर्ता की मदद से भ्रष्ट अधिकारियों को पकड़ने के लिए करती है। शिकायतकर्ता सीबीआई द्वारा दी गई राशि ही भ्रष्ट अधिकारियों को देता है और जब अधिकारी धन ले लेता है तो सीबीआई उसे पकड़ लेती है। निझावन ने सीबीआई तथा भ्रष्टाचार निरोधक ब्यूरो की

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