Ghaziabad police give whole register to RTI applicant

February 6th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS  

Ghaziabad, Feb 6 (IANS) The police in Ghaziabad have handed over their whole original complaint register to a man who had, through the Right to Information (RTI) Act, sought data on car thefts in Ghaziabad.Akash Nagar, a local journalist, presented the register before the media here Friday.

Nagar said he submitted a written request before the inspector general of police (IGP) at Meerut in November, seeking information on six points related to car thefts during 2008.

While he received the necessary information from Meerut, Baghpat, Bulandshahr and Gautam Buddh Nagar police thanks to the IGP’s initiative, he did not get any information from the Ghaziabad police.

When he pressed for information, a traffic police personnel asked him to pay Rs.2,200 since the data ran into 1,100 pages.

Following his repeated complaints, a policeman reached his Noida office and handed him the original register containing the auto thefts record, and asked him to find the information he wanted.

The policeman asked him to return the register after he was fully satisfied, and took the receipt of the register from him, Nagar said.

Nagar then approached social activist and councillor Rajendra Tyagi, who has sent a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati apprising her of the state of affairs in maintaining police records.

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