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FIR against Allahabad man for tampering with RTI reply

india Updated: Mar 05, 2016 14:20 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
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Police have registered a case against a man for allegedly tampering with the reply of an RTI query provided by the Allahabad group centre of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).(Representative image)

Police have registered a case against a man for allegedly tampering with the reply of an RTI query provided by the Allahabad group centre of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

According to reports, Shams Tabrez sought to know why he was not selected for the post of constable during a recruitment drive held at the centre. Tabrez, a resident of Usiya village in Ghazipur, demanded the verified report of the medical test which was carried out during the recruitment drive.

Deputy inspector general of police (administration) DK Tripathi, who is the central information officer, issued a letter on February 4 in response to the RTI query in which he stated that the CRPF was exempted from providing such information under section 24(1) of chapter 6 of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Tabrez tampered with the RTI reply and inserted a paragraph which stated that the information could not be given as the applicant’s religion was associated with terrorism.

Tripathi received the doctored copy of his reply and found that it was differed from the original document sent by him.

On his complaint, a case was registered against Tabrez for forgery, trying to disturb communal harmony and other relevant sections at Tharwai police station on Thursday.