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Cops' intelligence unit activities out of RTI Act ambit: Raj CIC

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Information Commission has denied information on withdrawal of the state security cover to former BJP leader and MLA saying the subjects linked to the are exempted from the RTI Act.

Dismissing separate appeals by and his son, a bench of and said that intelligence unit of the police and its activities does not fall within the ambit of the

Accordingly, the Police Department's decision against providing requisite information is right, the bench said.

and his family members were provided security cover by erstwhile government but the present BJP government had withdrawn the facility after review of threat perception to the state-protectees by the police in 2015.

The MLA had alleged that the security was withdrawn due to his differences with and had filed RTI applications with and seeking details and documents pertaining to the decision of security withdrawal.

The police had denied information following which Tiwari and his son had filed second appeal with the

The Commission in its recent order observed that the failed to establish how their human rights were compromised on the security withdrawal.

After a festering discord with the Chief Minister, Tiwari had resigned from the BJP last month and formed a new political party.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:05 IST