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'Blackmalier' RTI activist handed over to police for taking bribe

IANS  |  Chandigarh 

A activist from was on Monday handed over to the Police by the Information Commission following allegations that he took a bribe of Rs 10,000 from a respondent.

The respondent, a government school principal, was also handed over to the police.

Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) S.S. Channy ordered that the Right to Information (RTI) activist of Bathinda be handed over to the police after it came to notice that he took a bribe of Rs 10,000 from respondent Pritam Singh, Lecturer, in-charge Principal of Government Girls' Senior Secondary School, Mandi Kalan, Bathinda, to take back a case filed in the commission.

Channy said that during court proceedings of the (SIC) Preety Chawla, the activist (Gurdev) told the court that he has got the information and the case may be closed.

"During the hearing, when he was asked, the principal (Pritam Singh) replied in-writing that he has paid the bribe to in the Commission premises. The Principal also stated that he has already taken photocopy of the currency notes, which he paid to appellant. When questioned by the court, confessed in writing that he has taken the money from the Principal," a for the Commission said on Monday.

Chawla brought the whole episode to the notice of the CIC in writing.

Taking strong cognizance, Channy communicated with the Senior of Police (SSP) following which the activist and the principal were handed over to of Police Station, Sector-17, Chandigarh, for further action.



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 19:28 IST