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  1. Sep 05,2016 The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has greeted teachers throughout the country on the eve of Teachers’ Day. In a message, the President has said, “On the occasion of Teachers’ Day, I have great pleasure in extending my greetings and felicitations to teachers throughout the country. Teachers’ Day is an occasion when we recognise the dedicated services of the teachers of our nation, who are engaged in building and strengthening the intellectual and ethical foundations of our children. A sound education system is the bedrock of an enlightened society. Inspired teachers are the building blocks of a good education system. An inspired teacher links the individual goals of the students to the societal and national goals. We need our teachers to instill in our children civilizational values of sacrifice, tolerance, pluralism, understanding and compassion. Our teachers also need to imbibe technology and new methodologies to create modern and effective approaches to teaching and learning. I convey my good wishes to the entire teaching community of our country and express gratitude on behalf of the people of our nation for their lifetime of dedication and commitment to the great cause of educating our youth”.
  2. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will release success stories of Right to Information Act, during a Programme to be held in October, to mark over 10 years of implementation of the transparency law enacted by the UPA government. The RTI Act, which was enacted in 2005, mandates time- bound reply to citizens query on governance related matters. The Department of Personnel and Training, which acts as nodal authority for the RTI Act, today wrote to chief of Administrative Training Institutes of all state governments seeking success stories. The institutes impart training for promotion of the transparency Act. "RTI Act has been instrumental in ensuring greater and more effective access to information to all citizens of the country, especially the marginalised sections of the society," it said. On the occasion of completion of more than 10-years of implementation of the RTI Act, the Central Information Commission is going to hold annual convention in October, the DoPT said. (s) R
  3. Gujarat Information Commission has change the Location New Address is below: GUJARAT INFORMATION COMMISSION, "Karmyogi Bhavan" State Level Offices Block No. 1 Second Floor, Sector-10 A, Gandhinagar-382010 TEL : +91 79 232 52706, 52966, Fax No: 52829 Web Site : htpp://gic.gujarat.gov.in Names/Designations of the Public Information Officer & Appellate Officer Public Relations Officer & Section Officer Name: Mr. J. A. Saiyad Phone No. 079-232-57314 Mobile No.7575072137 Public Information Officer & Section Officer Name: Mr. S. N. Parmar Phone No.079-232-52827
  4. Kolkata, April 2 (PTI): The full bench of the Central Information Commission will decide whether documents consulted by enquiry panels probing the mysterious disappearance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose should be disclosed, Information Commissioner A N Tiwari has said. Tiwari conveyed this recently to Mission Netaji, a Delhi-based organisation campaigning to access information on the disappearance of the icon of the freedom movement, while hearing its appeal in this regard. Giving a "final chance" to the Union home ministry to come clear on the issue, Tiwari asked it to provide an adequate explanation from the ministerial level on why documents sought by Mission Netaji could not be made public. All documents on the basis of which the two inquiry panels led by Shah Nawaz Khan (1956) and G D Khosla (1970-74) made their decisions have been kept secret by the government. Tiwari's directive came close on the heels of Information Commissioner O P Kejriwal directing the external affairs ministry to provide Mission Netaji's Anuj Dhar copies of its correspondence with the Sovet Union and later Russia on Netaji's disappearance. "If adequate explanations are not provided, the Commission will be compelled to direct the disclosure of all documents in question," Kejriwal said. Last year, Home Minister Shivraj Patil announced in Parliament that investigations conducted by Khan and Khosla were more credible than that of Justice M K Mukherjee who headed another panel that probed Netaji's disappearance. Following Patil's announcement, Mission Netaji's Sayantan Dasgupta filed a petition with the home ministry to seek copies of all documents examined by the Khan and Khosla panels. "Our case has been that these enquiries made selective use of evidence to arrive at the conclusion to suit the government's view that Netaji died in Taipei," Dasgupta claimed. In response, the home ministry refused to provide documents, taking recourse to secion 8 1(a) of the RTI Act, which exempts the release of information information which can "prejudicially affect sovereignty and integrity of India", "relations with a foreign state" or "lead to incitement of offence". Dasgupta then filed a complaint with the CIC. In its first hearing in October last year, home ministry officials said they were not aware of the documents examined by the earlier panels as they, unlike the Mukherjee Commission, had not appended any list of exhibits. Tiwari then directed Dasgupta to revise the original application to demand specific documents. Accordingly, Mission Netaji filed a revised petition with a list of 202 documents used as exhibits by the Khosla Commission in its arguments section. At the latest hearing last week, home ministry officials were to appear with the papers but instead came with a secret note from Home Secretary V K Duggal, who has since retired. Irked at the letter that reiterated the same arguments using Section 8 1(a), Tiwari said: "The issue is far too important to be decided in an ad hoc manner at the level of the home secretary. I am not prepared to allow an omnibus recourse to Section 8 1(a)." The CIC assured the appellant that Indians had every right to have full information on their hero. The Hindu News Update Service
  5. Case Filed Against PM, Tendulkar Over Bharat Ratna A case was today filed in a local court here challenging the selection of Sachin Tendulkar for Bharat Ratna and charging the Prime Minister and Union Home Minister with hurting peoples' sentiments. The iconic cricketer too has been named as an accused in the case filed under Indian Penal Code Sections 420 (offences relating to cheating and dishonesty) 419 (punishment for cheating by personation), 417 (punishment for cheating), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of peace) and 120(B) (punishment of criminal conspiracy). The case filed in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate S P Singh by local lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha said the selection of Sachin Tendulkar for the country's highest civilian honour and not legendary hockey player Dhyanchand has hurt the sentiments of the people of the country. The petitioner has charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Sports Minister Bhanwar Jitendra Singh and secretary to the Union Sports Minsitry with hurting the people's sentiments by deleting Dhyanchand's name to accomodate Tendulkar's wish for the highest national honours. The case has been admitted by the CJM, who fixed December 10 as the date of hearing. The petitioner has made JD(U) MP Shivanand Tiwari a witness in the case. Tiwari had yesterday protested against the selection of Tendulkar on the ground that the star cricketer did not deserve the country's highest civilian award as he had made millions out of playing the game in contrast to Dhyanchand, who had done the country proud by leading the hockey team to gold medals in successive Olympic Games in the 1920s and 1930s. The UPA government had announced its decision to confer Bharat Ratna on Tendulkar to honour his contributions to cricket within hours of his bidding adieu to cricket last week. sources : Case Filed Against PM, Tendulkar Over Bharat Ratna
  6. JD-U Leader Shivanand tiwari questions giving bharat ratna to sachin tendulkar http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-jd-u-leader-shivanand-tiwari-questions-giving-bharat-ratna-to-sachin-tendulkar-1920972 Cricket is not a recognized game in Olympic too ? And Cricket game is the which is 101% sponsor game by companies and they give maximum fund to the cricketers and above all its a Casino game witnessing maximum satta and bookies, underworld , Bollywood , Industrialist fund is involved directly and indirectly. Many renowned personalities neglected giving Bharat Ratna due to dirty politics witnessing nation at present in centre who itself is under scanner of maximum corruption , scams , crimes , price rises . Ram manohar lohia , A.B.Vajpai , Dyanchand and many popular personalities neglected by congress for there own vested interest is Injustice towards their Work for Nation " Bharat Ratna to be given those Citizen`s who really deserves for that " The Credibility of award Bharat Ratna loosing day by day due to bad politics too much involved in it .
  8. http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/rti-applicant-told-to-pay-rs-22-lakh-for-information/article5343384.ece
  9. RTE and RTI: Pillars of strong Democracy - The New Indian Express
  10. Dear Members, Please find details of a diploma in para legal aid for your kind perusal.
  11. This kids picture needs to be attached ! A lesson for adults. New Delhi: Meet 9-year-old Pranav and how he used the RTI. It's forced the Delhi police to register an FIR to trace his lost bicycle. So what if he's just nine years old? Pranav too is a citizen of this country and rightly feels the need to raise his voice against injustice. When Pranav's bicycle was stolen he decided to get an FIR filed. But there was a hitch. The police refused to file an FIR unless they got a purchase receipt and proof that the bicycle was gifted. Pranav says, “My bicycle was stolen and the FIR wasn't registered. Then I used the RTI Act.” That's when Pranav's mother told him about the Right to Information Act. He promptly shot off a letter to the deputy commissioner of police asking why his complaint wasn't registered. He even sought a compensation of Rs 2500. Pranav's mother Ritu says, “He asked what action would be taken against the SHO, ASI in his letter. He also asked about the compensation.” Pranav's repeated attempts forced the police to act. They came to his house to inquire about the theft and an FIR was finally registered on June 2. North-East Zone DCP Jaspal Singh says, “A case has been registered and action will be taken.” Pranav may not get his cycle back, but he has proved a point. Age is no bar when it comes to fighting for justice - one only needs to have conviction in the cause and courage.
  12. shri8131

    Solidarity with Rajan Ghate

    Solidarity with Rajan Ghate If CM Shri Manohar Parriker believed in his own words “Transparent and accountable corruption free administration” he would have had appointed Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioner much earlier in July 2012 itself. CM’s approach to the issue is so careless that his last two appointees were mentally and morally so weak that silly blemish such as ‘passed SSC on second attempt’ or ‘no knowledge of law’, these people backed out even after strong backing from CM. When National RTI activist Shri Rajan Ghate announced in 1st Rural RTI Convention at Madkai on April 21, 2013 his intention go on indefinite hunger strike CM assured in Goa Assembly on April 23 to start process within a week and to appoint CIC and SIC within one month. As promised he invited application/recommendation for both post within a week but time given to submit was 25th May 2013, beyond one month from April 23. No procedure of selection was announced nor specified in advertisement. No transparency. Goa RTI Forum held Dharna on Revolution Day June 18, 2013 in protest of non appointment of CIC and SIC. CM announced 3 member pre selection committee headed by chief secretary and comprise principal secretary (PWD) and secretary (Information & Publicity) as members. This committee was notified on June 29, 2013. The mandate of the committee will be to go through the applications received for the two posts, shortlist the names and to present its report to the government within two weeks of its constitution. The names recommended by the pre-selection committee would then be forwarded to the selection committee, headed by the chief minister, which will decide the appointees. Shri Rajan Ghate started his indefinite hunger strike for appointment of CIC and SIC at the earliest on July 16, 2013 at Azad Maidan, Panaji. As per RTI Act three member team headed by The Chief Minister should recommend the names of SIC and SIC to Governor. Other two members are Opposition leader and one Cabinet Minister. CM in his reply to to a query in his press conference on Wednesday July 17 2013, for the first time announce Dy. CM Shri Francis D’souza is the third member of the top level committee. However, if name of the Cabinet Minister is required to be notified is not yet notified. He further announced the date for top level committee meet in such a manner that some news papers reported it as 26 July others reported as 29 July. Sue moto disclosure is the key to transparent administration. However, CM Parrikar is not ready to disclose information unless you hold his nose. S Show your solidarity with Rajan Ghate. Let us all put pressure on government. Join Rajan Ghate at Azad Maidan, Panaji. Shrikant Vinayak Barve Odlembhat, Taleigao Goa 9403175973
  13. Madras HC says complaints of bribery in the subordinate judiciary should not be disclosed under RTI. "Information sought infringes on internal administration" The Madras High Court has set aside an order of the Tamil Nadu Information Commission (TNIC) of January 2012 directing the court Registrar-General to furnish to an RTI applicant details relating to the number of subordinate judges, employees and complaints of bribery in the subordinate judiciary. In its order allowing a writ petition by the Registrar-General challenging the TNIC direction of January 10, a Division Bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and M.Venugopal did not agree with the Commission’s view that the applicant had asked “only for statistical details and not names of individuals.” The TNIC order was not sustainable in the eye of law, the Bench said. Law Web: Madras HC says complaints of bribery in the subordinate judiciary should not be disclosed under RTI.
  14. ‘AWWA is welfare body, not under RTI’ Chandigarh, June 25: CAN an NGO, Army Wives Welfare Organisation (AWWA), have an office adjacent to the office of GOC-in-C Western Command in the high security zone of Western Command Headquarter? Can serving officers be attached or employed with AWWA? These and some other questions were asked under the RTI Act from the Western Command authorities but the latter refused to entertain the query. It replied, “AWWA, being an NGO and a welfare organisation, does not fall within the purview of the RTI Act.” Guneet Chaudhary, lawyer, vide an application to Public Information Officer (PIO) Western Command sought information regarding the Army’s association with AWWA, an NGO constituted with the aim of welfare of wives and children of Army officers and jawans as well as rehabilitation of war widows. The applicant, while seeking information, relied upon the report of Comptroller and Auditor General of India which pointed out an unauthorised expenditure of Rs 75 crore by spouses of Air force and Army chiefs who are presidents of AWWA and AFWWA. The report also indicted the Army for irregularities in hiring of light vehicles and their misuse for AWWA. Chaudhary specifically sought information regarding the legal status of AWWA, source of funding, serving officers/other ranks deployed on AWWA duties, provisions under which AWWA is using Army building/infrastructure in top security zones, details of rent, if any, paid by AWWA to the Army, details of welfare activities undertaken by AWWA, details of amount spent on travelling and other facilities provided to AWWA president Western Command, AWWA’s annual audited balance sheets, list of war widows who have been given grants by AWWA, etc. Surprisingly, the PIO, through letter dated June 18, 2007, told the applicant that since AWWA is a welfare organisation and an NGO, it is not a public authority and also not within the purview of the RTI Act. However, the definition of Public Authority as provided under Section 2h(d) of the RTI Act includes an NGO substantially financed, directly or indirectly by funds provided by the government. Since AWWA got the initial corpus from the Ministry of Defence and is funded from different heads like canteen profits and various grants of the Ministry of Defence earmarked for the welfare of defence personnel, it’s very much a Public Authority under the RTI Act. As per the applicant, the reply forwarded by the Public Information Officer amounts to deliberate denial of information and as such makes the officer liable for penal action under the RTI Act. Chaudhary is now planning to approach the appellant authority in the matter. He said, “The Army has a negative attitude towards complying with the provisions of the RTI Act 2005. The PIO appointed at various Army locations are naïve.” ‘AWWA is welfare body, not under RTI’
  15. ajaybiotek

    Three time zones in india?!

    India is geographically spread over 45 Degrees and shall have 3 time zones. Every 15 degrees time shall change by 1 hour. Geography demand us to make three zones, say East[E], Middle or Madhya [M] and West [W]. When it is 08:00 Hrs. in E, it will be 07:00 Hrs. in M and 06:00 Hrs. in W. This is how it should be geographically in India. But we have only one time zone. Now consequences:- Now body clock of 2/3 of Indians is not in sync with nature clock. Loss of so many things. Expert on this can write essay on this... 2/3 of India is wasting light, power, energy and day time saving which is necessary and can save lot of power with daytime. Experts can evaluate better than me and I am sure we will save enough to compensate expected black money from Swiss banks! So lesser Power stations even starts functioning[expected] we will not be short of power. Consider street lights to general transport to anything and everything that has the use of power by any means. In 1947 or when single time zone was accepted by our government may be we had several things to cope from strategic defence, administration, technology et.al. But now with improved technology and India's own capability as on the day is strong enough to cater any demand by this issue. What is the reason we are not accepting three time zones?
  16. Armed with RTI, blind man shows way as reported in Yahoo! News, Sep 8 2008 DESPITE THE fact he cannot see, Ratnaji has shown the way to hundreds in his Gujarat village. Availing the Right to Information (RTI), he charted a new course for his village to fight corruption and to work for peoples' prosperity and the village's development. A Below Poverty Line (BPL) resident of Rangaru village in Rajkot district, Ratnaji secured documents using the Right to Information (RTI) to expose the degree of corruption prevalent in the village. The documents showed that many works registered as completed in the papers were actually never taken up and remain incomplete. Having official details in their hands, the villagers have launched a movement to force babus to complete the works. It is one of many examples where RTI applications have made government authorities to act in several parts of the country. But, Ratnaji's story is different. What stirred him to file an RTI application was the ridicule he faced for being blind at a village panchayat meeting when he wanted to know the progress of few development works. "They told me, you are blind and burden on the village. You cannot contribute to it. Stay home and the village will feed you," Ratnaji told HT over phone from Rangaru village in Rajkot district in Gujarat.The public insult triggered a passion in Ratnaji: to prove his worth before village folks. For that, he had to expose corruption in village development works. He had no clue how to achieve it until his brother suggested the way out - the RTI. "They (Ratnaji and his brother) came to us and asked whether RTI can help them in exposing corruption. We told them yes, it can," said Pankaj Jog of RTI helpline at Rajkot, recalling how Ratnaji was hellbent to prove himself.An insensitive bureaucracy didn't make it any easier. In the meantime, panchayat members learnt about his efforts and started pressurising his family to make him withdraw the application. Ratnaji was not willing to relent. "Nobody understood how I felt when I was insulted for being blind. I had to generate a lot of courage to taken on powerful people," he said. When the district office provided him information that exposed the corruption in village works, Ratnaji proved his worth to his detractors. "On paper, the village had a tube-well, drainage and proper lighting. But, in reality, no such work was carried out," Jog said. Ratnaji was joyous and more so, because his RTI application had turned the one-man battle into a mass movement. The villagers were now standing with Ratnaji asking questions from the panchayat members. "Now, the work that was shown as completed is being done in your village," Ratnaji said. Armed with RTI, blind man shows way - Yahoo! India News
  17. It is really good to see these pieces of news. I can imagine a country where all students start asking questions to their school, then their colleges, then their ALMs, their contestants who ask for their votes. A truly changed country. http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/centre-mulls-bringing-rti-in-school-curriculum_786182.html Nation Centre mulls bringing RTI in school curriculum Last Updated: Sunday, July 08, 2012, 11:54 Comments 0 Tags: New Delhi, Central government, RTI, School curriculum New Delhi: With an aim to generate awareness on the Right to Information Act, the Centre is considering introduction of lessons on various facets of the transparency law in the school curriculum. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), which acts as a nodal agency for matters related to RTI Act, is in talks with the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) for the purpose, officials said. "The government is coordinating with NCERT about possible inclusion of lessons on RTI in school curriculum. A roadmap is likely to be devised soon," a DoPT official said. The NCERT conducts and supports educational research and offers training in educational research methodology, besides developmental activities in school education. Officials said the proposal is at a nascent stage and a final decision will only be taken after consultation with the NCERT. The decision was taken after seeing the growing number of RTI applications filed in central and state government run departments. "The RTI Act has helped in improving the level of governance. Applicants have brought both the success stories and anomalies in the functioning of some departments. We want that the Act be widely publicised and especially school goers be targeted," the official said. The RTI Act may be taught, as curriculum or in the form of non-mandatory supplementary books, for the students between upper primary and higher secondary level (class VII and XII). Officials said after seeing the results here, the Centre may recommend the state governments inclusion of RTI in school curriculum. It is pertinent to mention that the Central Vigilance Commission has already decided to include lessons on anti-corruption to promote ethics, integrity and honesty in school curriculum to make children aware about corruption. The Central government has also decided to train nodal officers dealing with RTI applications both at the Centre and in states on various do's and don'ts of the transparency law. The DoPT has also initiated a scheme to 'improve transparency and accountability in government through effective implementation of Right to Information Act' in the Centre and in the states. Also, it has issued instructions requiring all public authorities to update records, improve infrastructure and bring out necessary manuals as provided in the Act and comply with the provisions regarding suo-motu disclosure to facilitate easy access to information to the citizens.
  18. smyle

    Passport Issue - Some remedies

    You are facing delay in getting passport due to various reasons: Right! This happens during the passport issuing procedure. You may fill in the PP Form (please ask for the PP Form from the passport office which is i think free of cost) and submit it along with your photograph to the passport office. Hope you will get your passport within a month. Try this process before going for anything else. If successful then let me know smyle,
  19. Since the implementation of the RTI Act 2005 a lot of information has been sought by a lot many people. In some cases information was readily made available to the RTI applicant(s). In some cases the office/organisation concerned dodged the applicant's queries which followed further action making the information seeking a long drawn battle. But, what happens about the information sought under the RTI Act? How is its utilised? What purpose does it serve? What further course of action is applied after that? What is success rate of that further course of action? What becomes of the culprit (the govt. babu in every office, department, corporation, organisation who create a mess out of everything)? Have we ever thought of cleansing the system slowly and gradually? Have we ever taken any step in this direction? Can't we start a process through which we can make a clean and hassle free system by using the method of self introspection, self resistance, mass awareness etc. Is this my imagination having no future or can we work together and find a way? By this post I invite all RTI member to humble beginning of a hassle-free and corruption-free society. Please join and contribute (not only in words but also in deeds)
  20. Dear ALL, I would request you to kindly read this long detailed complaint letter and you at the end you will realise that 'LACK OF TRANSPERANCY, PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY' COATED WITH CORRUPTION AND MISUSE OF POWER go 'hand-in-glove' with the nexus between WBIC (SIC) and the Home Ministry Bureaucrats in hiding ugly facts from being disclosed. Ignoring deemed rejection by SPIO, Kolkata Police inspite of warnings being given by WBIC in earlier cases goes to prove that Law-Keeper becoming Law-Breaker, AND ignoring this anomalies by WBIC INSPITE OF SECOND Appeal just means WBIC ACTING CONTEMPT OF COURT. (PLS REFER ATTACHMENT '45 DAYS'). Also check the link http://thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336740&catid=72'>http://thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336740&catid=72 UNANSWERED DETAILED COMPLAINT LETTER BY COMMISSIONER OF KOLKATA POLICE Dated November 14th 2010 To The commissioner of Police Kolkata Police. Further to my complaint dated May 6th 2010 (appended below) for which you had constituted an inquiry (?) session on May 19th 2010, myself and my husband Mr. S. Sridhar with Mr. Sailesn Sil of Grievance Cell of Kolkata Police HQ, the report of which is yet to be received. The following is the list of defaults Kolkata Police made with respect to my burglary case: 1. Several RTI applications seeking factual information on my burglary cases stands WILFULLY DEFAULTED both by SPIO and Appellate Authority under RTI act, Kolkata Police. Copy of office memo, giving instruction to the concerned department/office to reply to RTI letter at the earliest and also sating that non compliance do attract personal financial penalty, by The SPIO reached m. But not the reply. 2. Three weeks time bound NOTICE issued by the One member bench of WBHRC sent to DC – Central on November 2009 which is yet to be taken stock of. 3. Justice demanded notice to Commissioner of Police dated August 10th 2010, unanswered. (copy annexed below) 4. Numerous communications sent by Writer’s Building (Both Home Political Department and Public grievance Cell) instruction action and earlier reporting of proper investigation to nab the culprit and recover the valuables stands unattended yet. (dated October to December 2009) 5. Notice from NHRC directing Commissioner of Police seeking a report on the repeat burglary events. (Dated Sept. 2010) 6. Communication from Central Govt. department of Public Grievance dated April 2010, issued to chief Secretary of West Bengal which is safely ‘UNTRACEABLE’ seeking report on the burglary case. 7. Numerous emails requiring attention, action and resolution from the Kolkata Police Chief unanswered. (few copies of such emails annexed ) All these defaults, failures, lapses are committed by Kolkata Police, The Guardian of Law for Kolkata. In spite of three burglary events committed by the same criminal, who is non other than the Owners and inmates of premises 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012, in nexus with Bowbazar Friends Society and Bowbazar P.S., Your efficient Officers had not taken any tough and fruitful action, thus safeguarding the culprit in social disguise and rendering anti-civilian and anti-constitutional activities. Yesterday (November 13th 2010), Mr. Souradipta Banerjee, the accused in my complaint letter dated May 6th 2010 knocked at my door and again along with his labour men who came with thick long ropes ( to climb down to my courtyard from their house, namely building No. 2 B, Srinath Das Lane) troubled me on the pretext of CLEANING MY COURTYARD BY HIS PERSON AT HIS COST which actually do not need any cleaning. THIS TONE ITSELF SHOWS HIS EAGERNESS TO TRESPASS MY PROPERTY which they exactly did in the third event of theft which the local PS did not act upon inspite of booking an FIR. Ms. Shampa Banerjee, the owner of the said 2 B, Srinath Das Lane called me in my mobile phone 9836546975 on Nov 13th 2010 and spoke in instructing tone to clear out the small plants in my PRIVATE court yard. Rather it is a nuisance that, he and his family people use my court yard as garbage yard, throwing plastic wastes such as shampoo sachets, soap papers, plastic tea cups, water cups, waste papers, spoiled food and paper food plates, spoiled food, even they spit cough. When they have party at their house our courtyard is their waste-bin. We do not want to make issue with unworthy people and clean our place within our means and keep silent and peace. Also they trespassed at the top floor when they made some repair at their top floor, they sent their labour across their boundary wall to my top floor to do cementing at our side, without our permission even though we were available there. Also they did sililar encroachment by diverting their kitchen chimney by breaking the wall of our house, making a vent to their kitchen oil and smoke into our courtyard. Also when they did flooring all the thick waste water of floor polish were poured into my courtyard, making it much inconvenient and stagnation and chocking the drainage, which we dealt with calm and patience. All these patience of ours were taken as our cowardness and they launched a well planned strategy taking local PS as a party the crime and now they are aiming at the possession of my property itself. I, the only owner and possessor of my house is in their next hit list (like what they did to Mr. Kalyan Banerjee who was residing in the ground fllor of 2 B Srinath Das Lane, he was framed false story and brutally kicked/battered by the members of BFS and thrown out. HOW CAN MY NEIGHBOUR OFFER TO CLEAN MY COURT AT HIS COST ? WHAT INTEREST HE HAS IN MY PROPERTY? My court is my property and exclusively at my disposal. If the Kolkata Police is not giving protection to me and donot nab the mischief creators, I may have to file a case for inaction of police. As per the Partition deed declared by the Honourable Judges of Calcutta High Court in 1968, they do not have any right even to have window on the wall facing my courtyard, leave alone the chance to open it inwards. Being a law practicing person, the causeless nuisance, emotional torture & pain and mental agony and disturbance caused by Mr.Souradipta Banerjee is highly condemnable and only proves his intention to provoke me, trouble me and see to it that I do not live my life peacefully at my place within my means. At one time the OC of Bowbazar PS showed that Mr. Souradipta Banerjee gave him a copy of the private trust deed which is made for the property of this house between Late. Dr. Surapriya Mookerjee and the prospective trustees. During the burglary masterminded by my the owners of 2 b, Srinath Das Lane all my vital Legal, Bank, Asset, Ancestral documents were missing which I clearly made out in my complaint letters. How come my personal document can be at his hands. This proves crystal clear that the culprit is none other than M/s. Banerjees of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane. The grudge to grab the front portion of the unpartitioned property of ‘No. 2, MOOKERJEE HOUSE” was there in them while they filed for partition which is still live and cause for the burglary and subsequent mental, emotional and social harassment to me. It is easily possible for M/s. Banerjees to prepare a fake document as they had well gathered all the vital documents of my house and other property and even forge the signature of Dr. Surapriya Mookerjee and claim ownership by hook or crook to my property, which is totally ignored by Kolkata Police. Inspite of several petitions stating that my life and property at risk by the Owners/Residents of 2 B Srinath Das Lane and the officials/members of Bowbazar friends Society, Kolkata Police miserable failed to entrust their constitutional duty towards me as a citizen of India. I am always followed/monitored/traced/observed my exit and ingress noted and my constitutional liberty of movement and peaceful life is hampered by the following people, Chandan Ghosh, Shankar Das (he urinates in front of my house), Nilkamal, Puti, Dhokdoki all are members of Bowbazar Friends Society. Mr. Chandan keep posted in front of my house main entrance, daily, on pretext of talking over phone and always note my movement, my interactions within and outside my house. I do not feel safe even to enter or exit my house at times. While his house is situated at the end of common passage between my house and 1/1 Srinath Das Lane, what business he has to be posted in front of my house door is objectionable by all means. My constitutional liberty is encroached. I also openly state that Kolkata Police is collectively responsible for any sort of damage, loss, injury, encroachment, mental agony, emotional torture to me, my property, my belongings and my family members as Kolkata Police did not deliver their duty of giving protection to me as a victim. It is the inmates of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane who always pollutes my courtyard by throwing shampoo sachets, plastic plates, plastic covers, rotten foods, spitting of cough, etc., I reiterate that I am staying alone in my house as my husband is busy with his occupation. As mentioned above Ms. Shampa donot have any right to have any window on the wall facing my court yard as per the partition decree of Calcutta High court. Any deviation to that is an offense and contempt of court and amounts to violation of partition settlement. Ms. Shampa also told that if I donot clear-up my courtyard she will take me to task. It is natural that small plants do grow in courtyard due to presence of soil and due to wetness of water. And moreso, it is my piece of land and my courtyard on which Ms. Shampa Banerjee and others donot have any right to interfere. This amounts to trespassing my freedom and liberty over my property which is my constitutional right and “Police Force” is created by Law to protect constitutional rights. (as per Kolkata Police mission statement) I humbly beg the Kolkata Police to upkeep their mission of upholding the duties entrusted to it by the Constitution of India and not to let any miscreants do mischief and trouble both to my life and property, not only personally but emotionally too. My liberty of movement is hampered by these nuisance creating elements. My presence and absence at my house is closely monitored by them. I am always being observed by Ms. Shampa Banerjee. (her son told me that I do not visit my courtyard for past 40 days when he spoke to me on May 1st 2010, and Ms. Shampa was inquiring to my husband, “WHEN WILL MANJU RETURN FROM CHENNAI” whenever he was sighted by her during the months of June and July 2009) Given the above complete details I require the Kolkata Police to protect my constitutional rights, secure form my life and property and let me live a peaceful life. Manju Mookerjee Sridhar & S. Sridhar “Mookerjee House’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012. MB 9836546975 / 9830928232 END OF LETTER *********** BELOW ARE ATTACHMENTS/ANNEXURES TO THE ABOVE LETTER ATTACHMENT 1- DETTER TO CP Dated : May 6, 2010 From Mrs. Manju Mookerjee (Sridhar) ‘Mookerjee Houe’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012 PH 2237 5052 / 9836546975 To The Commissioner of Police Kolkata Police Sir, I wish to inform you as below and request you to take necessary action. At around 10.30 a.m. on May 1st 2010, Mr. SouradiptaBanerjee, S/o. Sourendranath Banerjee, resident of House No 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar knocked at the main gat of my house, i.e., ‘Mookerjee House’, 2 A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012, and demanded entry for himself and his labour to access to our private courtyard on the pretext that dead rat is there on our courtyard and the stinking smell reaches his house at 1st Floor, 2 B, Srinath Das Lane. He argued that none of us had gone to our courtyard for the past one month. I told that I and my wife Manju Mookerjee were busy over our own appointment and it is not possible for us to give entry into our courtyard at present. I told that if he could have made a prior appointment, it would have been convenient for us. He told, that he rang up at the telephone number, buy no response, so he came with his labour directly. When I asked him at which telephone number he rang up, he did not reply to it. He further threatened me that, “If I make inconvenience for him, he will make more and more inconvenience to me. With these words, I stopped my conversation with him, as the motive of his threatening me to gain entry into our private courtyard stating invalid reason of knocking our doors without prior appointment and baseless and ir-rational argument, and putting us to inconvenience and shock. Within few minutes, at 10.43 he called up form his mobile number 9433096667 to my wife’s mobile number 9836546975 and narrated that I misbehaved with him. He told my wife that he can enter our courtyard at any time and we are bound to let him access and under his supervision his labour will do some clearing activity at our courtyard and if we deny access, he can FIND OUT SOME WAY OR OTHER to reach our courtyard. Also he stated that he can send his labour by putting rope from his building (Premises No. 2 B, Srinath Das Lane) to reach our courtyard. He also told whether we are present or not at our house is immaterial. He also told that Manju had quoted the name of his mother Mrs. Shampa Banerjee as accused in our complaint of burglaries which happened in our house during August 2009 and November 2009, to the Bowbazar Police Station and they had to face Police Station interrogation within days of our burglary on last week of August. He told that the OC of Bowbazar Police Station sent phone message that the name of Mrs. Shampa Banerjee is stated as accused. It is shocking that when he invited me to his house in the moth of October 2009, when his mother and wife were present he did not tell any such thing. It is very clear that in all the three FIR, the Bowbazar Police Station had mentioned the name of the suspect as ‘UNKNOWN’. He told that the objects of burglary are recovered from Jadunath Dey Road. When my wife asked him how he knows it, he did not tell an answer. He also told that dead rats in the courtyard is a common feature and the top floor of our house is a breeding place for all the cats in our lane, and these cats and kitten regularly reach his house and is a threat for his family. He also told that we have left the first and second floor of our house in a very bad condition and somehow existing in our ground floor. Due to personal reasons we don’t open our windows at first and second floors facing the courtyard wherefrom anyone from 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, can have a view of our house. Under these circumstances only a person who visited our house can tell such defaming comment on our private house. The comments of Mr. Souradipta Banerjee about the condition of the first and second/top floors of my house solve the mystery as to who were the culprits behind the burglary. Now the questions raised from these conversations are: 1. What interest did Mr. Souradipta Banerjee have in my private courtyard? 2. How can a person can state that he can pass rope from his building and enter my courtyard, immaterial of my consent / or in my absence? 3. How and from whom did he come to know about the recovery and the place of recovery of the articles of burglary? 4. How can a person keep a watch over my movement within my house? 5. How an outside person can state about the internal condition of my house? Yours truly, Manju Mookerjee Sent by the email id of My husband, Mr. S. Sridhar. ___________________________________________________________________________ ATTACHMENT 2 Dated August 10th 2010. From Mr. S. Sridhar and Mrs. Manju Mookerjee Sridhar ‘MOOKERJEE HOUSE’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane Bowbazar Kolkata To The Commissioner of Police Kolkata Police Headquarters Kolkata Sir, Ref: My complaint during first week of May 2010 Sub : 1. Justce Demanded in my three FIR’s filed with Bowbazar PS and 2. Threatening call from Mr. Souradipta Banerjee, 2 B, srinath Das Lane. I made a detail complaint letter and sent to the email id of commissioner of police from my officie email id sridhar.shankaranarayanan@indusind.com about the threat call made to me by Mr.Souradipta Banerjee, 2 B, Srinath Das lane to gain entry into the private courtyard of my house immaterial of my presence at my house of not by passing rope from his top floor. When I and my wife called by Mr. Sil for inquiry, why not the opponent on whom I had complained be summoned there? He also expressed the description and present condition of my house at each floor which is not possible unless he enters my house. He is one amoung the criminals who entered my house in my absebce, as he openly threatened me. Even when a criminal is describing the internatl conditions of my house and planning to send people to my place through rope, why no action is taken against him/them? Why my grievance not acted upon? Kolkata Police is decided to see that I am farmed to the maximum.Sir, as told to me by Mr. Sailen Sil of your Public Grievance Department, he calle me and my wife for an inquiry regarding the complaint, the complete detail of which is already sent and the hard copy of my mail was in his hands. Still, we co-operted and told the involvement of the direct and indiret owers/inmates of premises 2 B, SrinathDas Lane in all the three crimes registered under three FIRs by the Bowbazar PS during August and Novemer 2009. After heringfrom us Mr. Sil told that he will give a report of his observation to you. This visit of mine with Mr. Sil took place on Mat around 6.00 p.m. I also spoke to Mr. Sil to know the outcome of my visit. He denied that he is not answerable or duty bound to disclose us the contents of the report of our inquiry/visit he had with us. As the Chief of Kolkata Police and TOP Official, I require yourself to reply me the reason for no communication from your department to me, the victim who is facing life and property risk from my neighbour, i.e. the owner s of B, srinath Das Lane. Also when I first met you at your chamber at Lalbazar and told the truth that the crime is not an accidental and by ‘UNKNOWN’ person/s, but it is conspired by anexus between the inmates of B, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, the people of Bowbazar Friends’ Society and Bowbazar PS. This is evident from the fact that the OC who visited my house, the place of offence, instead of questioning Mr. Chandan Ghosh, main person behind BFS, for illegal erection of Durga Puja Pandal in a an unusual place and at unusual time, The OC was talking found talking to Mr. Chandan Ghosh in unusually friendly manner by putting his hands over the shoulder of Mr. Chandan and took him towards Nirmal chandra Street. What is the reason for such informal and unprofessional manner of behaviour of OC of Bowbazar with one of the suspect of our burglary? Sir, when I asked about the development of my case to you you initially told that AC DDI is looking after this and asked me to contact him. After few moths, when I reported about the third event of burglary, instead of hearing to me of the third incident you became busy diverting me to DC Central this tme. It is one year completing soon. Sir, have you asked for a report from AC-DDI or DC-Central sofar or have they sent you any report? If no please reply me with reason for your not requiring a report inspite of my repeat inquiry/calls/mails to you and if they have not sent a report, kindly inform me the disciplinary action initiated by you towards those irresponsible officials. It is highly UNBELIEVABLE that Kolkata Police Force not able to crack a simple house-breaking case even in eleven months whereas it generally takes a week’s time for Kolkata Police to crack any case. Inspite of my repeated complaints / letters / emails / visits / phone calls / RTI applications / Appellate Authority letters, none of your Department or Senior Official, right from OC of Local PS, DC Central, AC – DDI, OC Anti-Burglary Dept, Officials of PG department, SPIO Mr. Niraj Singh, Appellate Authority under RTI Act never do any correspondence / communication / call / reply / report / forward / any of their activity / observation / report / interim report / investigation / decsion / information to me, the victim. When any correspondence from me is taken in writing by your department why I’m not getting any reply from them in writing? Please treat this letter as ‘JUSTICE DEMANDED’ and arrange to forward a true copy of the report frowarded to you by Mr. Sil with regard to the complaint I emailed to you during May 2010. As the Chief of Kolkata Police, I am approaching you by this email to demand a reply for the following complaints/petitions lodged by me or my wife in connection with the burglary case as you are the HEAD and FACE of KOLKATA POLICE. 1. The report submitted by SPIO for my RTI Applications dated Feb 2nd 2010, March 3rd 2010 and April 24th 2010. 2. The report submitted by OC Public Grievance Dept, Lalbazar Police HQ against my petition dated Feb 26th 2010. 3. Your reply to my email dated first week of May 2010. 4. A report on the action taken by the Bowbazar PS on all of my three FIRs till date with all supporting documents. 5. Report submitted by Mr T. K. Sinha after his visit to my house on Feb 11th in the month of February 2010 If yourself not the concerned official who has to reply to the above questions, kindly direct me to the AUTHORITY who has transparency enough to disclose me the rightful reply with supporting facts. Expecting a reply for my complaints and petitions, S. SRIDHAR / MANJU MOOKERJEE SRIDHAR NB: Pls take record of my old email id sridhar.shankaranarayanan@indusind.com and new email id seek4sridhar@yahoo.com any email communication to me may please be sent to my new email id. ___________________________________________________________________________ ATTACHMENT – 3 August 20, 2010 From Mrs. Manju Mookerjee ‘MOOKERJEE HOUSE’ 2 A, srinath Das Lane Bowbazar, Kolkata 700 012. To, The commissioner of Police, Kolkata Police Lalbazar Street Kolkata 700 001. Sir, Sub : Justice Demanded My house, No. 2 A, Srinath Das Lane (Mookerjee House) under Bowbazar Police Station, Kolkata – 700012 (constructed in the year 1864 A.D.) touches the Celebrity, Elite Statesmen and First President of Indian National Congress Shri.Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee (1885 A.D.) My father Late. Shri. Surapriya Mookerjee, M.B.B.S. – Gold Medalist, a veteran in the field of Medicine, Medical Advisory(Albert David Ltd), Orator, Well Travelled, Writer, Sports Journalist (TheStatesmen- Calcutta, Sportstar- Mumbai ) and Connoisior of Art and Artifacts. He was an elite person and Cream of the Society, and his father was Life Member at The Calcuttta Club. He enjoys the high tradition and respect of four fore-fathers Solicitors and Bar-at-law at Calcutta High Court since British Period. A) FACTS 1. Three repeat offencs of Burglary occurred at the above mentioned residence, two of which had been carried out within a thin span of three days at the time when the previous offence was under invetigation and the Place of Offence being visited by officials of Bowbazar Police Station and inspite of patrol being provided by them. 2. Letter of complaints to PS – FIR – Progress of the Investigation. (A) First letter of complaint on August 26th 2009, resulting in drawing of FIR No. 219 dated August 26th 2009 and registering the commission of the offences Under Sections 457 and 380 of IPC. Some stolen artiles were deposited in the costody of Bowbazar P.S. on August 21st 2009. I had personally visited the PS and handedover complaint letter and described in detail the description of each article on Aug` 26th, which Mr. Jha noted well, and also visited on Aug 28th, but, surprisingly, the deposit of stolen article were not disclosed to me both the days. Once when I met Dy. Commissioner JawedShamim on Aug 28th 2009, those deposited articles were shown in a unscientific and illogical (STOLEN ARTICLES IN ASSORTED AND RANDON MANNER). The surprising coincidence of granting LEAVE to Investigation Officer from August 27th 2009 and the FIR date August 26th may please be noted. Status of the Case : No result oriented progress. I visited my house at around 16.00 Hrs on 26th August 2009 and the moment I found that a burglary had happened in my house and the culprits made entry/exit by breaking open the two securely inside locked wooden doors at the top floor, I immediately ran to Bowbazar Police Station in a state of Panic, Shock, emotional Break-down and Trauma. The Officials at the Police Station intervened me, and hampered my Liberty and Right in drawinge-up the complaint letter, disturbed while describing the crime in detail, mentioning the suspect’s names, writing complaint letter in full length as I felt necessary, to mention a few. I was so disturbed that I missed to even write my address in the complaint letter. The officials there troubled me by closely watching each sentence of my complaint while I was writing complaint letter and instructed at each sentence as per their requirement, forced upon me what to write and what not to write, to make complaint in strictly one page length only and when I was writing the suspect’s name they stopped me and told when you had not seen them with your own eyes how can you write their names. Strangely Mr. Jha was very eager and enthusiastic to hear from me, the full detail and description of the missing articles and keep jotting down in a paper in his own. If so is the need, why I was stopped and repeatedly disturbed when I was writing the complaint letter ? When I went to write the detailed description of the list of articles missing, they intervened and told me, only to write the weight and amount of the article. For a person who had her valuables inherited and had no need to value them at any point of time, she could never guess the weight or value. These coersive way of handling a burglary victim itself a violation of Human rights by Bowbazar Polise Station officials which disturbed the victim to write the weight of gold articles at roughly 400 grams when she meant to write 4000 grams which is again a rough guess and the value and weight is much more. A team of not less than 7 officials from Bowbazar Police Station headed by The Second Officer, Mr. Manoj Jha, visited my house. Even when I insisted them that there is some disturbance in electric supply on the first floor, they carried ONLY ONE battery operated Torch Light, which was very much inadequate compared to the magnitude of damage caused by the culprit. Apart from the torch they never carried any equipment, whatsoever. All the personnels of the team, right from Mr. Jha till the Civil Volunteer put their BARE_HANDS on all the things and objects which had been touched/used/handled/disturbed by the culprits THEREBY WILFULLY DISTURBING the EVIDENCE/CLUE that could have proved VITAL_ESSENTIAL_DESIRABLE to trace out the real culprits. They were ill-equipped, ill-qualified, un-trained, un-ethical and un-mindful to realise their legitimate duty as per constitution and ignored to put their best professional performance and ethics, that are basically expected of the Police Officials, RIGHT FROM THE VERY FIRST STEP. The Police Personal entered the Place of Offense with inadequate lighting equipment, without Gloves, without even a camera to capture the crime scene, more so they purposely disturbed ALL THE ARTICLES only with a foresighted plan that even a possible forensic process in future will fail in its purpose. The condition and magnitude of damage the culprits made in the Place of Offence, the access points to the Place of Offense, the intensity and extant of carnage, all these should have been captured in a movie camera or at least in a still camera. It is needless to say that now-a-days any lay man has a camera in their mobile phone and the officials of a Police Force like Kolkata Police visiting a Place of Burglary without a camera is understandably funny on the lighter side and shows their intention in making such a grave lapse, which is much unfortunate and a matter of shame and insult to the force itself. The Place of Offense should have been guarded by POLICE from any sort of disturbance, internal or external, that can pose a threat to possible destruction to evidence/clue/hint that could have been left out by the culprit, and the FORENSIC TEAM SHOULD BE THE ONE TO VISIT A BURGLARY SITE. Also when they saw the entry point into the place of offence the officials should seek for the proximity and immediate vicinity wherefrom the culprits could have entered the PO and put their common sence , professional acumen and acted as a person of ordinary prudence atleast, which they delibrately did not. When I complained of a burglary and noted without any sort of 'disturbance' that all articles were ransacked, which very clearly means that 'A LOT OF VITAL CLUES' are still available, the officials of Bowbazar Police Station should have teamed up with the Specialist of Burglary, ie., The Officer-in-Charge, Anti-Burglary Cell, LalBazar Police HQ, which is hardly FIVE minutes distance, which the Bowbazar Police Station wilfully ignored for the reasons best known to them. Also the casual, careless, vindictive, haphazard, uncivilised, unprofessional and callous manner they 'HANDLED' the FIRST VISIT, which can be better termed as 'FIRST RAID TO ERASE THE EVIDENCE' only displays their intension in saving the real criminal. On the second visit (27th August 2009), which is headed by the OC, was no lesser damaging to the first visit. This time OC, who visited the PO for the first time directly approached to one among 4 almirahs which were equally ransacked, to the one where majority of valuables were burgled! He was interested in taking all the scattered objects in the place of offence and observing the sizeof the gold jewellary from the jewel boxes scattered there than finding the PATHWAY through which the criminals entered. He voluntarily told, after observing the broken brass hinges of the top floor door, “A GANG OF 6 TO 7 PEOPLE DID THIS CRIME” After his visit, OC told, “DO NOT DISTURB ANY ARTICLE” , “WE WILL MAKE FORENSIC” This instruction he gave us after ALL the members of his team including himself SPOILED ALL POSSIBLE EVIDENCE in both their visits. He also told, 'WHATEVER VALUABLES WAS THERE GONE, WHAT YOU WILL DO BY REPAIRING THE DOORS NOW?” By this time OC had well noted what else valuables scattered all around. To quote a few, Silver antique articles, Brass artifacts, Brass antique show-pieces, boxes of coins, were still scattered in the PO. The second officer had been asking us every day of our visit to Bowbazar Police Station, “are you staying in this house today or not” for all consecutive 3 days of our visit. As we were emotionally broken, we did not stay there and we told him, “no” For our repeated follow-ups over phone and in person, we are told that the 'INVESTIGATION IS GOING ON', WE CANNOT REVEAL THE PROGRESS TO YOU, IT IS CONFIDENTIAL, was the constant answer we got. (B) Second letter of complaint dated August 30th 2009 resulting in drawing of FIR No 225 dated sept 5th 2009, registering the offiences Under Section 380 of IPC. The delay of 6 days detween date of complaint and date of FIR please be noted. Status of the Case : No result oriented progress. The historic event of second burglary in the same place of Offense, in the same manner and by the same criminals is not only shocking but also points out that the culprits are in very near neighborhood to the Place of Offense It is an open challenge that the same brave criminal has given not only ntothe victim, but to the Law Keeper as well. The nexus between the Law Keeper and the criminals is proven beyond doubt. When the OC visited the PO on 27th August 2009, instead of inquiring the neighbors of the crime, he went away with one Mr. Chandan Ghosh, putting his hand over Mr.Chandan Ghosh's shoulder, which is unlikely of a Policeman in uniform and in duty, especially while visiting a Place of offence and inspite of we pointing the Bowbazar Friend’s Society’s pandal erection is the false screen behind which the crime is committed, proves that the OC’s honesty and integrity are questionable. This time the objectives that the OC and Team had noted lying on the floor of the Place of Offense, which they told us, 'NOT TO DISTURB', the corner almirah which contained boxes of coins and collections, the OC & team noted on their visit, valuables and antique silver make-up set scattered on the floor, legal papers desk which was 'just touched' on the first event got fully ransacked, antique brass show pieces passed to members of criminal gang OPENLY through the window of my ground floor room facing the Srinath das Lane during day time. When we tried to enter our house at around 3.00 pm on 30th August 2009, the wooded main door at the ground floor was bolted from inside, and articles kept across the window and freely passed on. It is a lapse on part of Kolkata Police that they had not provided effective, adequate care, vigil and security, and lack seriousness in their duty of protecting the interest of its constituents as laid down by the constitution of India. On August 26th 2009, when a team of people landed up in front of our house in 'POLICE VEHICLE', has already given the message to the culprit-in-disguise of our neighbour, that the case is reported to the Guardian of Law and under investigation. The criminal who made his second visit on August 30th 2009 is either the persons of the team of Bowbazar Police Station who visited and noted the condition of the Place of Offence, who also instructed us 'DO NOT DISTURB' or the people who masterminded the crime which the Bowbazar Police Station ESCORTED/ASSISTED and till now hiding and saving their identity or Both of them jointly. The afore said facts is already put to pen and paper to the Complaints Against COPS Department of Kolkata Police and registered under No. 868/03/P.G.Cell/10. Surprisingly, even here, the non accountability, lethargy, inaction and neglecting attitude of Kolkata Police is exhibited. A complaint at Complaints Cell against COPS against Law Keeper is itself a black mark on them and an indicator of unhealthy status of honesty and integrity of the whole of Kolakta Police. On top of it, a registered Complaint is not acted upon even after 'REASONABLE' time and several reminders only shows that the Kolkata Police do not anymore hold the Merit, Credibility, Proves and Might that it is claims itself and unfit to keep up the promise it is entrusted to live-up as per Constitution of India. They failed their purpose. This gives a ROTTEN message that the Public Tax Payer's money is wasted in feeding the bellies of an unworthy force in disguise of law protector. While an email at cp@kolkatapolice.gov got an acknowledgment within 10 days, my registered complaint against the officials of the same force does not yield any response even after 3 months which shows the 'COVERING-UP' of the men of the same force is happening. Your officials does not even bother to keep-up the legal deadline stipulated under RTI Act. ‘HOW CAN PUBLIC TRUST THEM FOR LAW PROTECTION’ IS SURE QUESTIONABLE. Where is the Accountability/commitment of Kolkata Police ? Who will come forward from YOUR Force and accept responsibility for the willful lapses, anti-civilian actions, vindictive approach, internal communication, hierarchy, protocol, reporting and other lapses, reporting and replying lapses, internal hygiene and governance? Is the force grown so unruly that the prime requirement of Discipline, Integrity, Prudence, People orientation, Obedience to Law and superiors are grossly avoided ? One gets doubt on the very curriculum of the Police Training Schools and the credibility of IPS academy itself. © Third Letter of Complaint dated Nov 27th 2009 resulting in drawing of FIR No. 299 dated Nov 28th 2009 and registering of the offence Under Secton 380 of IPC Status of the Case : No result oriented progress. The third repeat incident is a crystal clear trespass by the inmates of our neighbor premises No. 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, for which the Bowbazar Police registered a ritualistic FIR and traditional inaction. The surprise is that the investigation officer appointed under the FIR never visited the Place of Offense. Whenever I ask about the status of the FIR, we get the usual reply, 'WE ARE INVESTIGATING' Are the Bowbazar PS Officials Brilliant enough to investigate case without even visiting the PO once? They are treating the Public as poppet. How can a police officer state that they are investigating without even visiting the PO ? How is acceptable to the higher-ups to whom they are supposed to report on each case ? The call of open threat I got from my neighbor Mr. Souradipta Banerjee on May 1st 2010 is the vital link that chains the culprits of all the three cases and it is none but himself and his associates. The two officials who visited my house on Nov 28th 2010, visited the window at the Ground Floor of building 2 B Srinath Das lane which is facing our Private Court Yard, did not bother to visit the other side of the picture, that is they never visited the building which the window structure belong to. With this high degree of partiality and open negligence how can the force claim to be “A FRIEND TO PUBLIC”. Not only at the grass root level, even a the higher level where adherence to time schedule is stipulated by law and even supported by punitive financial fines, the Kolakta Police had failed many a times at many higher levels, for instance, SPIO and APPELLATE AUTHORITY UNDER RTI and WEST BENGAL HUMAN RIGHTS' COMMISSION's notice to D.C.P – Central. 3) Strangely enough those three chain burglaries and theft were committed not by breaking open the main door, but by the adjoining property namely 2 B Srinath Das Lane and 2/1 Srinath Das laneboth of Bowbazar PS, Kolkata 700012., one of which is owned by one with whom the complainant’s premises is patitioned in Kolkata High Court 4 decades back. Thus the entire involvement of the rank outsiders, om the three above mentioned criminal offiences logically become a distant remote. For proper investigation, it is quite clear, as to where the needle of suspicion (by any logical conclusion) is pointed to. Also a point in this connection is that way back in 2004 one Mr. Kalyan Banerjee who was residing in the ground floor of premises 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, for decades, was brutaly beaten and removed out of that portion. At that instance the petitioner of this burglary case was viewing the event fron her balcony. Mr.Neelkamal who was one amount the people who was engaged in FORCEFULLY REMOVING Mr. Kolyan Banerjee pointed out me and told to Mr. Souradipta Banerjee one more person to be removed from this house. When I called to Mr. Souradipta Banerjee to kwno wny he did not protest for this offensive threat on me by Mr.Neelkamal, he denied telling me any detail and calmed me down. 4) Strangely enough part recovery of stolen article was made through a local person (who puts ficticious and concacted story) that those valuables are left back by a fleeing thiefand a so-called arrest of a stranger who has nothing to do with the commission of the said criminal offences clearly establisfes the fact that the Investigating Agency, here the concerned officials of Bowbazar Police Station, are well aware of the identity of the real brain behind the scene – some sophisticated brain, which is well aware of the timing and duration of entry/exit of the owners and their authorised persons of the said ‘MOOKERJEE HOUSE’ and was on the look-out for the deeds and documents – perhaps looking for some legal avenue by which such properties could somehow be claimed by some or the other provisions of law. During my visit to Bowbazar PS on Feb 11th 2010, along with oue Fmily friend Mr. Ramachandran, the OC told I’m a lessee and not the owner and then corrected that I’m a beneficiery of a Trust and the also told me the names of the trustee and their occupation and address, and said tht he has a copy and also was literally searching for the same in his desk (not in Police case File) and added that these details were supplied by Mr. Sourendranath Banerjee of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane and he was also given a copy of the Trust Deed, which is a private document between the Trust Creator, Trustee and the Beneficiary and none else. It is surprising to see the reckless and casual attitude of OC who does net get even an iota of doubt on finding a private Trust Deed with the suspects of the victim, inspite of the fact that ‘LEGAL PAPERS WERE MISSING’ and demanding ‘PROTECTION TO LIFE AND PROPERTY’ in all my three complaint letters. With what moto the OC took a copy of our trust deed in his hands was revealed by his personal visit to one of the trustees residence which is situated in Hedwa Park outside Bowbazar Police Juridisdiction and also visited to his office at C. R. Avenue within same day. Are they policing for the Burglary or for the culprits whose target is to remove me out of my house forcefully ? If they had any doubt as to the my onus of themissing articles I claimed, they should have taken this step as their first step of investigation. 5) In the year 2005, during Durga Puja, the local Puja committee (Bowbazar Friends’ Society) had in most illegal manner constructed the Pandel which ILLEGALLY blocked the entrance/passage to our said property against which I moved various applications with the Police authorities and also moved Court of Law, for necessary reliefs (Sec. 144 ) for which I became unpopular in the locality. Keeping this fact in mind and knowing fully well that in case of any problem I would be left all alone, someone who knew those facts along with the existance of antique, curio, valuable jewellery and other articles in the said ‘MOOKERJEE HOUSE’ and he/she who was in illusion of finding some scope to become heiress/heir of Late Mookerjee had very meticulously and deeply rooted criminal conspicracy had planned commission of theft and burglary in most sophisticated manner and with the local police authorities providing total shelter to such person. COMPLAINT OF MIS-DIRECTED INVESTIGATION to shield the actual culprit : Though by logical conclusion, it is quite clear that the above mentioned Burglaries and theft could not be committed in any manner whatsoever despite criminal conspicracy and abettment of some of the residents of either the premises No 2/1, Srinath Das Lane or Premises No. 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, both Bowbazar Police station, Kolkata 700 012., despite per (small and neglible) part recovery of valuables stolen property. The Police force, by Purposely Mis-directed Investigation is unnecessarily protecting the actual culprits/master-mind, who could perhaps, only be from the said adjoining properties and none-else. Despite such effective clues, it is highly strange as to why the long arms of law had not yet reached the actual offenders or the concerned offenders have managed the law enforcing agency as the lackadestical attitude of the Police force is inferred. Yours truly, Mrs. Manju Mookerjee Sridhar ___________________________________________________________________________ ATTACHMENT - 4 From: s sridhar <seek4sridhar@yahoo.com> Subject: Letter from NHRC Case No.640/25/5/2010/oc/sb-2 To: cp@kolkatapolice.gov.in Cc: grievance@kolkatapolice.gov.in Date: Sunday, October 3, 2010, 7:44 PM Respected Sir, A letter from Assistant Registrar (LAW), nNHRC, Faridkot, Newdelhi Ref No. 640/25/5/2010/OC/SB-2 dated August 23rd 2010 is sent to you under copy to me. As it is more than 40 days of this letter, I beg yourself to inform me the action taken and status of the complaint at your end. Any communication to me in this regard may please be sent to me through this email address or registered post to my below address. Yours truly, S. Sridhar 'MOOKERJEE HOUSE' 2 A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012. __________________________________________________________________________________ ATTACHMENT – 5 RESPONSE TIME FOR GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL BY PG DEPT KOLKATA POLICE - REG. Sunday, October 3, 2010 3:04 PM From: Dated : October 2nd 2010. To Shri. Banibrata Basu Special Commissioner of Police- II Kolkata Police. Respected Sir, Sub : RESPONSE TIME OF PUBLIC GRIEVACNE DEPT OF KOLKATA POLICE Ref ; DIAL 100 episode dated October 2nd 2010 in DD Bangla I was one of the viewer of your refered program and also a complainant to your Public Gievance Department. Sir, in the program you have assured tha the PG department will promptly solve the complaint received by it within 7 to 10 days. My complaint to PG dated Feb 26th 2010 is still unsolved. It is more than 7 months now. My complaint against OC, BOWBAZAR PS is registration no is 868/03/P.G CELL/10. This complaint registration is conveyed to me by the department letter dated March 9th 2010 vide their Memo No. 4753/P.G.Cell clearly mentioning our complaint letter dated Feb 26th 2010. So, Please confirm if what I heared in your program is ‘7 TO 10 DAYS” OF “SEVEN TO TEN MONTHS” A copy of my complaint can bew obtained fron you PG department. As even SEVEN MONTH time is over, please reply me as to when can i expect redressal to my complaint. Yours truthfully, Mr. S. Sridhar, ‘MOOKERJEE HOUSE’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012. ATTACHMENT – 6 http://thestatesman.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=336740&catid=72 WC Bonnerjee descendant accuses cops of burglary 1 August 2010 Rajib Chakraborty KOLKATA, 1 AUG: Mrs Manju Mookerjee, a descendant of Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, the first president of the Indian National Congress, has accused officers at Bowbazar police station for stealing antiques and other valuable items from her ancestral house (see photo) in a burglary committed on August 2009. Gold and silver medals of her father, Dr Surapriya Mookerjee, gold pocket watches, gold spectacles, centuries old diamond stud rings, ear studs, Victorian silver coins and a watch, a pen and shawls used by WC Bonnerjee were stolen. The house was burgled thrice and theft of legal papers and documents was also attemped. Mrs Mookerjee, a homoeopathic doctor, alleged that the police despite finding the items, did not return them. She was verbally abused several times by senior police officials of Kolkata Police whenever she visited them to lodge complaints. Apprehensive of a ‘conspiracy’ against her, she would soon be appealing for a CBI investigation. She also blamed officers of the Bowbazar police station for their "callous approach" towards the incident, adding that she went to Lalbazar and demanded an inquiry by the anti-burglary wing of the detective department and other senior officials, but her appeal was ignored. After several days, an officer from the Bowbazar police station informed her that the stolen items had been found. She was told to come to the police station to identify them. After identification, she was promised that the items would be handed over to her soon. But when she went to take them back, she found that most of the originally shown items to be missing, with some of them being replaced with counterfeit ones. On refusing to accept them, a senior officer at the station allegedly misbehaved with her and forced her to sign an acknowledgement receipt. She suspects that the police are in cahoots with the culprits and that they are trying to cheat her off the original items. Mr B Mukhopadhyay, OC of the Bowbazar police station claimed that they recovered many stolen items and handed those to her adding that they are trying to recover the rest of the items. Comments (0) ATTACHMENT – 7 From: Shri G M Chakrabarti, IPS <cp@kolkatapolice.gov.in> Subject: Re: Reply regarding complaint bearing P G Cell Registration No. 868/03/P.G.Cell/10. To: "s sridhar" <seek4sridhar@yahoo.com> Date: Friday, October 8, 2010, 10:48 AM This to acknowledge your mail dated 08/10/2010 addressed to Commissioner of Police, Kolkata. OC Computer Cell, KPD ----- Original Message ----- From: s sridhar <seek4sridhar@yahoo.com> Date: Friday, October 8, 2010 2:20 am Subject: Re: Reply regarding complaint bearing P G Cell Registration No. 868/03/P.G.Cell/10. To: "Shri G M Chakrabarti, IPS" <cp@kolkatapolice.gov.in> Cc: Public Grievance Cell <grievance@kolkatapolice.gov.in>, "Shri Bani Brata Basu, IPS" <splcp2@kolkatapolice.gov.in>, HOBACKOL <hobackol@cbi.gov.in>, satya@newmediacomm.biz Dear Sir, I appreciate the DELAYED but prompt response to my grievance complaint dated Feb 26thAS EARLY AS October 6th. This itselves shows that ANY ENQUIRY, TRUE TO THE SPIRIT OF THE WORD is not conducted atall. Else I would not have been denied the status / report of the same and I unnecessarily harassed and pushed to take RTI channel to seek information and facts, where again Kolkata Police is a habitual failure. The propaganda what the Spl. Commissioner of Kolkata Police to boost the image of kolkata Police via DD Bangla in DIAL 100 is a mere media gimmick. He promises to solve any grievance within 7 to 10 days, whereas in reality within such time even the registration of the grievance does not happen, leave alone the TRUTHFULNESS of the REDRESSAL ASPECT. If so my RTI application seeking information during April 2010 and the my letter to Appellate Authority on June 2010 could have been well answered by your department without inviting letter to appellate authority or fine under RTI. Also the reply, shall otherwise, could have reached me within March 2010. Any enquiry on an event of crime on a Police Officer has to be done in the OFFICIALS of their own department IN ABSENCE OF THE COMPLAINANT and they are certified SCOT-FREE. This is unfair and unacceptable INTERNAL DRAMA, atleast to any citizen of this Great Country and with basic common sense. By this way the P G Cell wants to issue CLEAN-CHIT CERTIFICATE to their OFFICIALS? Under which court of law this one sided hearing and judgement holds valid ? Can the PG Department show the vediography of the event of its ENQUIRY it had with the Mr. Buddhadev Mukhopadhyay, the OC of Bowbazar PS and other officials. What is the stand of Kolkata Police on the third event of crime done to us by tresspassing our private property through the window passage on the ground floor of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, in which the Investigation Officer NEVER visited the PLACE OF OFFENCE and also DONE FTR !!! Please send me an attested photocopy of the detailed enquiry report done by your department in this regard at the earliest. As a transparent department under the State Law agency, I require Kolkata Police to oblige to my request without making any deviation, exception, exemption, negative reply, etc.,or harassing me any further in any way which may lead me again to RTI channel on which Kolkata Police is a proven failure. . Also please reply for the non-contextual reply sent by your department in this regard. Non optical recording of articles deposited by a good samaritan, valuing the same in a petty fancy jewel shop situated under a different PS jurisdiction on the same day of such deposit even before the same is claimed/tagged under any case, non-disclosure of the deposited articles for three days inspite of proper description and repeated visits by us, calling us to identify the articles without prior intimation, non issuance of Identification Report, absence of non optical documentation, new articles included, show articles removed, fabrication of shown articles, etc., inclusion and removal of articles from what was shown to us at the time of identification vis-a-vis at the time of handover and non optical documentation thereof, PURPOSEFUL delay in sending SEIZURE report to The Magistrate inspite of persistent follow-ups. The mass public know about the corruptions and anti-civilian activities of Police world-wide and these incidents prove that Kolkata Police and even the PG Cell is no exception in cracking the nexus between the Owners/residents of 2 B, srinath Das Lane and the Local Thana - Bowbazar Police station over a simple case of door breaking, trespassing, damaging and ransaking whole house and looting the priceless valuables just from behind the roof top door on pretext of Puja Pandal erection. If the allegations leveled by us could not be substantiated at your level, allow us to interrogate the officials of Bowbazar PS and obtain justice in a more scientific, logical and TRANSPARENT WAY wherein the whole media can be witness. If Kolkata Police claims to be TRANSPARENT, this option should be given to us of it should refer this case to CBI Inquiry not only for the INTENSITY of CORRUPTION involved, but also to Prove your Bowbazar PS officials TRUTHFUL. Also this is indispensable for the OC challenged that if possible you can go for CBI Investigation. Mr. S.Sridhar, 'Mookerjee House', 2A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata-700012. --- On Wed, 10/6/10, Public Grievance Cell <grievance@kolkatapolice.gov.in> wrote: From: Public Grievance Cell <grievance@kolkatapolice.gov.in> Subject: Reply regarding complaint bearing P G Cell Registration No. 868/03/P.G.Cell/10. To: seek4sridhar@yahoo.com Date: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 12:20 PM To Mr. S.Sridhar, 'Mookerjee House', 2A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata-700012. With reference to your complaint dated February 26, 2010 this is to inform you that a detailed enquiry has been conducted and the allegations levelled against the police personnel of Bowbazar P.S. Kolkata Police could not be substantiated in course of the said enquiry. Special Commissioner of Police (II) Kolkata ________________________________________________________________________________ ATTACHMENT – 8 Dated October 8th, 2010. Respected Commissioner Sir, Sub : NOC sanctioned by Kolkata Police to Bowbazar Friends Society (BFS)for Durga Puja Pandal A well planned crime of house breaking and burglary is committed keeping Durga Puja Pandal by BFS as the centre object during 2009 Puja and nexus of Local PS is clearly visible. Repeated communication is served to the verious officials of your department which proved vain. Please go through the following letter sent to your department including your official email id. Please solve the issue, as committed by you during our visit to you at your chamber in Lalbazar on August 31st 2009 when you assured to us, ‘WE WILL TAKE UP THIS CASE”. This year alzo the BSF had erected Pandal at a diffferent place which proves the criminal intention and involvements. Please address and solve this issue in your program DIAL 100 this episode dated October 9th 2010 With truth and only truth, Mr. S. Sridhar and Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Mookerjee Sridhar (descendant of Shir. Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, The first President of Indian national Congress, 1885) ‘MOOKERJEE HOSUE’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012. Sir, In connection with the forwarded email, Subject : PETITION REGARDING THREAT TO OUR LIFE & PROPERTY POSED BY BOWBAZAR FRIENDS’ SOCIETY (BFS) and others, We wish to reiterate that the ourstery of shift TILL 1995 17 SRINATH DAS LANE FROM 1996 TO 2005 2 A SRINATH DAS LANE 2006 TO 2008 17 SRINATH DAS LANE 2009 2 A SRINATH DAS LANE 2010 17 SRINATH DAS LANE We have put up our petition with facts, logics, rationale, scientific reasoning and common sense to the investigating authority (Kolkata Police) and escalated the same to the controlling authorities (commissioner of Police, Home Political Department(Police), chief Minister of West Bengal) numerous times and exhausted all avenues to justice available to us. A simple methodology of door breaking adopted by our neighbour to burgle out all the valuables form our house could never take more than a few hours. The dedicated mentality of “non-cooperation” and “inaction” by the authorities points the involvement, either active of passive, interest to safeguard the real criminals. In-spite of eminent skills and expertise Kolkata Police never intend to take to the BRASS TACKS. A state run agency who’s charter is framed by constitution of India and who’s prime duty is to protect law and order and who is considered ‘GUARDIAN OF LAW’, violating the same based on manifold layers of corruption, favourism, partiality, disorientation, immoral attitude towards discharge of legitimate duty, dishonesty, non transparency in functioning, unethical behaviour, misuse of power and influence, indifferent and harassing attitude, disobedience to legal commitments, coercive approach, violation of basic human rights, hiding and safeguarding the identity of a criminal - all these exposes that they are more cruel elements than the real criminal. Inconsistency between the reply of SPIO, Kolkata Police, obtained against our RTI Application and the words of D. C. Central in the meeting with us on June 26th 2010 were contradicting, which proves acute protocol issue between the cadres of Kolkata Police and non conformance to a standards, and discloses HIDE-AND-SEEK attitude at local PS level and concealment of factual transactions between the local PS and its reporting authority. OC of Bowbazar PS had arrested a person of different district which is nearly 100 kilometres of distance of our house IN CONNECTION WITH A TRESSPASS CRIME COMMITTED BY OUR NEIGHBOUR AT 2 B, SRINATH DAS LANE, KOLKATA 700012, done judicial procedure and retained him in police custody and released, and the FTR of the case done without even a single communication tome the complainant or even without keeping the DC posted. While the first and Second case are still unsolved and no action initiated the third one which has clear evidence of criminal trespass is closed SILENTLY, thus hiding the real culprit. THE SURPISE IS THAT THE IO OF THE THIRD CASE NEVER VISITED THE PO. WHILE THE DC TOLD US ON JUNE 26 2010 THAT WEE WILL BE INFORMED OF ANY ARREST IN OUR CASE THE OC CLOSED THE CASE KEEPING US IN THE DARK. WHO IS RIGHT ? DC OR THE OC? While our suspect is ‘NEIGHBOUR’ who done the crime by removing the MAKE SHIFT iron rods of his window in the ground floor of his house, namely 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, facing our private court yard, on what ground of suspicion did the local PS arrested a totally unconnected person ? The trespass drama show the clear involvement of not only the owners of premises 2 B, Srinath Das Lane but also the OC who SAFEGUARDED the interest of the criminal. Even the complaint to Honourable Commissioner of Police regarding the incident of open oral threat made by Mr. Soradipta Banerjee of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane to me from his mobile phone on May 1st 2010, which evoked a session of interrogation by Mr. Sil of PG department not with the accused in our presence, but with us who are victims, is yet to report on the result of the interrogation. When we repeatedly asked, Mr. Sil told that he will reply to CP and not to us. Three months now, we did not receive any communication neither from PG Dept. Or CP. A case in this point which happened long back is that the occupant of ground floor of 2 B, Srinath Das Lane, Mr. Kalyan Banerjee, aged around 60, was driven out by use of muscle power by appointing the members of BFS in a midnight when he was alone in his house and when one of the person form the gang Neelkamal told pointing me ( We was witnessing the incident from our balcony) told to Mr. Souradipta Banerjee, ‘ONE MORE PERSON IS THERE TO BE THROWN OUT OF OUR PARA’. Another case in this point is that the members of BFS made demeaning, damaging and insulting negative propaganda of me in the para over microphone posing me as a person against the Durga puja Celebration and also made communal comment on our husband that he is a MUSLIM. We ignored these nonsense measures as we were not mean minded to react to each every shouts on the street, which they had taken as their advantage and targeted our house when we were not there. Also Ms. Shampa Banerjee w/o Mr. Souradipta Banerjee kept asking our husband whenever he visited our house, ’WHEN WILL MANJU RETURN’ which punctuates the planning the timing of the cirme. Also Mr. Souradipta Banerjee told over phone that, We had mentioned the name of his mother Ms. Shampa Banerjee as accused in our burglary case which is not a fact. How can a person voluntarily include the name of his own mother in a burglary case while we never pointed any individual’s name as suspect of accused? Lack of dedication in protecting the public interest and ensuring public security and inaction towards law breakers both within the Kolkata Police Force and in public should not be tolerated by a dutiful CP. Email to CP is an official communication by those who are in need of special care. ‘WE CARE’ is the slogan of Kolkata Police while the state of affairs prove that they “DO NOT CARE” Any email to CP@kolkatapolice.gov is promptly answered by AUTO REPLY method which binds the Kolkata Police in taking cognizance of the matter reported and assure to protect and ensure the safety to the life and property of the complainant. While the Kolkata Police is manager by eminent functionaries and officers of IPS rank, we naturally expect its onus to reply for a complaint mail of letter and take prompt solution without scope for any reminders of escalations. There is lack of basic answerability, accountability, responsibility. While our attached email shows our prompt information to KP that not to issue NOC to BFS as its members namely, Mr. Chandan Ghosh, Neelkamal, Puti, Dhokdhoki, Shankar are directly or indirectly involved in the crime and that there is criminal conspiracy and nexus between the Kolkata Police Force and the BFS in the way they made the timing and placing the Puja Pandal in front of our house without even leaving legally stipulated 4 foot free space and the OC who inspected the side did not took cognizance of the illegal violation, and NOW it proves beyond doubt our suspect on the BFS by the SHIFT of Puja pandal form the place they erected it last year and this year. Last year they erected in front of our house which is not the usual place for puja and over one month in advance they erected the puja which is the main ‘ACTIVITY’ in clout of which the crime of burglary is committed. The involvement of OC, Mr. Buddhadev Mukhopadhyay is established beyond doubt by his act of putting hand on shoulder on one of our suspect Mr. Chandan Ghosh of BFS and a resident of 1/1, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, when he came for investigating the Place of Crime. The OC was very cheerful while talking with Mr. Chandan and both of them went walking putting hand on each other’s shoulder to Nirmal Chandra Street and had some ‘SECRET SETTLEMENT’. THE OC INSTRUCTED US ‘NOT TO DO ANYTHING IN PO, WE WILL ARRANGE FORENSIC INVESTIGATION’ AND THE PURPOSE OF SUCH INSTRUCTION CAME TO LIGHT BY WAY OF A SHOCKING FRESH SECOND EVENT OF CRIME IN THE SAME PATH AND ROUTE USED BY THE CRIMINALS AS IN THE FIRST CASE, WITHIN TWO DAYS OF VISIT BY VISIT OF OFFICIALS OF PC AND THE SAME THING SHWICH THE OC NOTED LYING IN THE PO BE LOOTED. Later at the time of taking part of stolen articles over court bond, Mr Buddhadev Mukhopadhyay shouted on us voluntarily that HE WILL NOT DO ANYTHING AGAINST THE OFFICIALS OF BFS COME WHAT MAY, AT THE COST OF OUR JOB , YOU CAN GOT O YOUR COMMISSIONER AND ASK ME TO TRANSFER OR ARRANGE FRO CBI INQUIRY IF YOU CAN. HOW CAN A OC OF PS CAN TALK IN SUCH ARROGANT AND UNOFFICIAL WORDS ON COMMISSIONER OF POLICE. IS HE SUPERIOR TO CP ? This shows his open disposition exhibiting his LINKS with the criminal of the burglary. We request the Honourable commissioner of Kolkata Police to withdraw the NOC to BFS FORTHWITH and initiate a fresh and true investigation by a special team who were never involved in our case so far and give justice. Sir, this task of CLEANING OFF the unscrupulous elements within your force can be done by you alone. Please give justice to us or sentence us to death for asking justice. With truth and only truth, Mr. S. Sridhar and Dr. (Mrs.) Manju Mookerjee Sridhar (descendant of Shir. Womesh Chandra Bonnerjee, The first President of Indian national Congress, 1885) ‘MOOKERJEE HOSUE’ 2 A, Srinath Das Lane, Bowbazar, Kolkata 700012.
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  22. Kateekal Sankaranarayanan is the Governor of Maharashtra as well as that of Goa. While an activist in Goa has procured information under the RTI Act from the office of the Governor of Maharashtra, he has been declined information in Goa’s Raj Bhavan. Can things get any stranger? In January 2011, Goa-based RTI (Right to Information) activist, Aries Rodrigues, demanded information under the RTI Act regarding President Pratibha Patil’s controversial four-day visit to Goa which was declared as a ‘private visit’ via a press release issued by the Governor’s office in Goa. (At that time, Dr SS Sidhu was the Governor of Goa. In September 2011, he was replaced by Kateekal Sankaranarayanan who holds the posts ofGovernor, both in Goa and Maharashtra). Mr Rodrigues was denied information stating that the Goa Governor’s office does not come under the purview of the RTI Act. So, Mr Rodrigues demanded the same information from the office of the Governor of Maharashtra where Mr Sankaranarayanan was, and still is, the Governor. Lo and behold, he was given the information which confirmed that the President was indeed on an official visit to Goa and not on a private one as claimed by the Goa Governor’s office, for which the Goa government spent Rs14.81 lakh from taxpayers’ money. Mr Rodrigues told Moneylife, “Rs3,20,250 was spent on lodging & boarding in Cidade de Goa for members of Ms Patil’s entourage; Rs1,29,915 for other such members who were put up in Goa International Centre; Rs,6,23,188 was spent on vehicles hired from GTDC (GoaTourism Development Corporation); Rs2,01,220 was spent on lunch for the President at Tax Exotica at Benaulim; Rs1,19,999 was spent by Chief Minister Digambar Kamat who hosted a lunch in her honour at Cidade de Goa; Rs20,000 was spent on boat rides and jet ski rides and Rs4,400 on flowers. Why was this then officially pronounced as a ‘private’ visit by the Raj Bhavan in Goa?” Incidentally, the President of India’s office is also under the RTI Act but in Goa, Governors have sought legal intervention to claim that they do not come under the RTI Act. Last week, when stalwart RTI activist Aruna Roy visited Goa for a public lecture, she reiterated, “When the MaharashtraGovernor comes under RTI, how can the Goa Governor be an exception? The situation is obviously wrong. Even the President of India is covered by the Act.” Mr Rodrigues has been campaigning against the Governors’ stance ofclaiming to be out of the RTI Act. The Governor is an authority established or constituted under the Constitution and therefore is declared as a ‘Public Authority’ under Section 2(h) of the RTI Act and so he cannot hide behind Article (361) of the Indian Constitution which does not make him answerable to any court or performance of his office, say experts. However, Mr Rodrigues has been fighting a relentless battle to bring Goa’s Raj Bhavan under the purview of the RTI Act. On 29 November 2010, Mr Rodrigues had sought information from the Goa Raj Bhavan under RTI, details of action taken on the complaints made by him to the Governor of Goa against Advocate General of Goa, Subodh Kantak. He had also sought copies of file notings and correspondence pertaining to the processing of his complaints against the Advocate General. On 30th November, just a day later, the Goa Raj Bhavan refused to furnish the information sought. On 21st December, Mr Rodrigues filed a complaint against the Raj Bhavan with the State Information Commission. On 22 December 2010, the State Information Commission sent a notice directing the thenGovernor Dr SS Sidhu to personally appear before the state chief information commissioner on 4 January 2011. On 23rd December, Mr Rodrigues filed a caveat before the Goa Bench of the Bombay High Court against Governor Dr SS Sidhu, anticipating that he might move the High Court against the notice issued to him by the Goa State Information Commission (GSIC) directing him to personally appear before the GSIC in connection with a complaint filed against him for not complying with the RTI Act. On 31 March 2011, Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Motilal Keny held that the Governor is a ‘Public Authority’ and should furnish information sought by Mr Rodrigues. On 22 April 2011, Governor of Goa Dr SS Sidhu took his battle against the RTI Act to the Bombay High Court at Goa. The Bench of the Bombay High Court in August 2011 comprising Justice DG Karnik and Justice FM Reis heard the Raj Bhavan’s petition for over four days and has reserved the Judgment. RTI activist and leading Advocate Satish Sonak said, “Their petition in the High Court also states that since Goa has only one Chief InformationCommissioner and the other post of State Information Commissioner is vacant, the CIC’s order of Governor being a Public Authority is not valid—the two-member Bench commission would be considered a full quorum. This is ridiculous, as it is not the peoples’ fault if the government has not filled up the vacancy. Also, there are several states having a single post of state information commission and their decisions are tantamount to a full-fledged Bench.” Goa Governor Mr K Sankaranarayanan, like his predecessor Dr SS Sidhu, has refused to comply with the RTI Act (although his Raj Bhavan in Maharashtra comes under the RTI), as was evident in the information sought by Mr Rodrigues regarding details of total expenditure incurred in 2011 of the Goa Governor’s official and unofficial visits out of Goa. States Mr Rodrigues, “It is strange how Governor Mr Sankaranarayanan who as Governor of Maharashtra is complying with the RTI Act, was strangely claiming that in Goa that he is not a Public Authority. It is inconceivable that the same person was taking a different stand asGovernor in two States.” In 2007, Pune-based school teacher Anagha Bagul had asked under RTI Act, details of the then Governor of Maharashtra SM Krishna’s visits outside the State between December 2004 and November 2006. She was denied information, so she went into first appeal to the Appellate Authority which allowed her the information. The Additional Comptroller of theGovernor’s office provided her the information. It showed that Mr Krishna was out of Maharashtra for 200 days, mostly for private visits to Bengaluru and other southern states. His visits included weddings, classical dance shows, funerals and sports meetings. It included 31visits to Bengaluru where he had served as chief minister and had taken his wife along on 26 out of 67 such tours. He had also visited the Tirupati temple in Andhra Pradesh besides VIP weddings in Delhi. Stung by this revelation, Mr Krishna had publicly declared that he would henceforth foot his own bills for personal visits. Ms Bagul said she was curious to know how public money is utilised by people serving the highest Government offices. Goa seems to be smitten by legal interventions when it comes to the issue of the RTI Act. During my recent visit, I was surprised to note that Public Information Officers (PIOs) and Appellate Authorities often take the help of lawyers for first and second appeal hearings under the RTI Act, which incidentally is illegal. (Vinita Deshmukh is consulting editor of Moneylife. She is also an RTI activist and convener of the Pune Metro Jagruti Abhiyaan. She can be reached at vinitapune@gmail.com).
  23. US multinational Dow Chemicals, facing a criminal suit over the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, has been trying to get the Indian embassy in Washington to persuade the government to clean up the site of the erstwhile Union Carbide plant, according to information acquired after invoking the Right to Information (RTI) Act. New Delhi, Delhi, India, 2007-04-09 19:45:02 US multinational Dow Chemicals, facing a criminal suit over the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, has been trying to get the Indian embassy in Washington to persuade the government to clean up the site of the erstwhile Union Carbide plant, according to information acquired after invoking the Right to Information (RTI) Act. The matter came to light last month after the Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Stationery and Karmachari Sangh, an association of survivors and activists, made use of the RTI act to seek copies of the letter from the Planning Commission. The letter dated Nov 8, 2006 from Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris to the Indian Ambassador to US, Ronen Sen, said: 'With support of local Indian CEOs and foundations, there is opportunity now for the Government of India to work closely with the state of Madhya Pradesh and the Indian industry to remediate the Bhopal site. 'This should take place expeditiously - beginning immediately with GoI officials and industry leaders meeting with the relevant cabinet secretary (sic) who has executive oversight for the remediation efforts,' the letter said. At least 20,000 people were killed and several thousands were maimed for life due to the leak of poisonous methyl isocyanate (MIC) gas from the Union Carbide plant on Dec 2-3, 1984, termed as the worst industrial disaster in history. Dow Chemicals took over the Union Carbide factory in 2001 but has since been evading its responsibility to clean up the area around the closed plant where toxic waste has continued to affect the health of the people living in the neighbourhood. The letter further added that 'the GoI and the state government will need to work with the court overseeing site clean-up to assure that this effort will pass legal muster as the site's final remediation plan.' The firm said: 'Leaders need to work with all ministries of the central government to ensure that their stated position is reflected in any (sic) and of GoI's statements, legal files, and dealings with the Indian court system. '...Specifically, the GoI ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers applied to the court in May 2005 to order Dow to pay a deposit of Rs.100 crore (Rs.1 billion) or approximately $22 million against environmental remediation costs. 'The ministry should now withdraw its application for a financial deposit against remediation costs. Certainly a withdrawal of the application would be positive, tangible demonstration that the GoI means,' the letter added. Another letter retrieved using the RTI act finds that Tata group chief Ratan Tata had written to Planning Commission deputy chairman M.S. Ahluwalia supporting the cause of Dow. 'Dear Montek, Andrew Liveris of Dow sent me a copy of a letter that he sent to Ronen Sen, which I enclose for your information. I understand Vipul Shah of Dow India also intends to brief you on this next week,' said Tata's letter dated Nov 28, 2006. 'This is obviously a key aspect and I wanted your assessment on whether this is possible,' the letter added. The Tata group has formally offered to take up the responsibility of cleaning up the site and pave the way for Dow's investments in India. Dow wants to pass Bhopal buck to India, letters show - India PRwire
  24. A two-day training session began on Wednesday for Public Information Officers (PIOs) from Bangalore Rural district, and they appeared to burst at the seams with questions: Is the PIO expected to give information sought under the Right to Information Act (RTI Act) within 30 days or 30 working days? What if the 28th, 29th of the month are holidays? What is the role of the appellate authority? What is the jurisdiction of the Chief Information Commissioner? What if the RTI applicant tries to destroy a document or file when he is allowed to inspect it? Can an application have 10 large questions? Is income certificate issued by the tahsildar proof of below-poverty line status? Two days, it appeared, might be too short to address the full range of concerns. The officers also complained of ‘habitual applicants,’ people who make repeated and numerous petitions under the RTI Act. These people are terrific nuisances, the officials said, wondering how best to deal with them. “The reason why information is sought should be mentioned in the application,” the PIOs said. Nearly 130 PIOs were present at the training session, titled ‘Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through Effective implementation of RTI Act’. This year also marks the fifth anniversary of the RTI Act. Officials complain that providing answers to some questions requires access to several files, across different sections of the government. The lack of time to check all these files, and the fact that many of the offices tasked with answering public queries are scantily staffed makes meeting deadlines hard. Course coordinator Anju D Singh, part of the Administrative Training Institute (ATI) said, “Officials should maintain records properly, and information should be divulged proactively. If records are properly maintained, half the concerns raised would be addressed. We should attempt to reduce the number of appeals that reach the state’s information commissioner.” Resource person at the training session, YG Muralidharan, also from the ATI, said, “Officers should not be penalised for administrative issues. The RTI Act pushes officials to maintain records well and make information accessible. But it cannot be the only way to obtain information. A large part of the queries are coming from employees of government departments, so that is clear indication that the internal mechanism needs to be fine-tuned. source:http://www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_information-officers-seek-all-the-information-they-need_1574862
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