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CIC directs police to provide wife’s complain copy to husband

Central Information Commission

Room No. 5, Club Building, Near Post Office Old J.N.U. Campus, New Delhi 110067 Tel No: 26161997

Case No. CIC/SS/A/2010/000518

Name of the Appellant : Shri Om Parkash Gorawara (The Appellant was present)

Name of the Public Authority : Addl. Commissioner of Police, Central Distt., Daryaganj, New Delhi.

Represented by Shri M.S. Bisht, ACP, Shri Satender Singh, Inspector and Shri Radha Krishan, ASI.

The matter was heard on : 12.1.2011.

ORDER

Shri Om Parkash Gorawara, the Appellant, filed an application dated 16.10.2009 seeking copies of complaints made against him by his wife before the police during the months of August, September, 2009. The information has been denied by the Respondent in view of section 8(1)(j) of the RTI Act, 2005, on the grounds being personal information.

During the hearing the Appellant submits that he should be provided copies of the complaint since the allegations have been made against him by his wife in these complaints and a case of domestic violence and maintenance is pending before the concerned court. The Respondent reiterate the stand taken by them in their reply.

After hearing the contentions put fourth by the parties the Commission is of the view that the complaint filed by the wife of the Appellant against him cannot be considered as personal information and the Appellant has every right to know the nature of the complaints filed against him. Therefore, the Commission directs the Respondent to provide a copy of complaints filed by Smt. Madhu at P.S. Paharganj, free of cost, to the Appellant within 7 days of receipt of Commission’s order.

With these directions the matter is disposed of on the part of the Commission. Sd/ (Sushma Singh)

Information Commissioner

12.1.2011

Authenticated true copy:

(S.Padmanabha)

Under Secretary & Deputy Registrar

Case No. CIC/SS/A/2010/000518.

Copy to:

. Shri Om Parkash Gorawara,

Asstt. Manager, Norther Rly.,

Printing Press, Punjabi Bagh,

Delhi 110035.

2. The P.I.O.,

Addl. Commissioner of Police,

Central District, Daryaganj,

New Delhi.

3. The First Appellate Authority, Dy. Commissioner of Police,

Central District, Daryaganj,

New Delhi.

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