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Delhi govt told to release report on boy’s assault

Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has asked the Delhi Government to release an inquiry report regarding sexual assault on a boy in an east Delhi police station two years ago, reports Chetan Chauhan.

delhi Updated: Feb 24, 2009 00:27 IST
Chetan Chauhan

Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi has asked the Delhi Government to release an inquiry report regarding sexual assault on a boy in an east Delhi police station two years ago.

Gandhi, in his order, found the decision of R.N. Mangla, Principal Information Officer of Women and Child Development, — that the inquiry report cannot be provided as it can endanger live of those who have conducted the inquiry — untenable.

Raaj Mangal Prasad of NGO Pratidhi had filed an RTI application with the department seeking a copy of the report on inquiry into the allegation that the statement of the boy was forcefully changed when he was lodged in Lajpat Nagar juvenile home.

The boy was sexually assaulted by two policemen in Shakurpur police station in east Delhi in 2007 and was thereafter, remanded to Lajpat Nagar home.

The department conducted an inquiry but the principal information officer refused to provide information on the findings to Prasad under the RTI Act. “The inquiry report has been denied wrongly and the principal information officer is not able to offer any justification,” Gandhi said in his order.