Sunday, April 09, 2017

Silapathar incident: Secret info leaked before RTI plea

Assam Tribune‎‎‎‎‎‎: Guwahati: Sunday, April 09, 2017.
Arrested Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Dr N Rajamarthandan had provided secret information about the ongoing investigation into the Silapathar incident even before the Right To Information (RTI) application was filed. The information was revealed to Ambika Roy, national general secretary of the Nikhil Bharat Bangali Udbastu Samannay Samity (NIBBUS) in New Delhi.
While the RTI application was filed on March 28, the relevant information was already provided to Ambika Roy much before that.
Commissioner of Police (Guwahati) Hiren Nath when contacted, said, “All we can say is that the information was provided to Roy on March 19 itself, much before the RTI application was filed.”
“The development related to RTI came much later, possibly to cover up his misdeed. It was only then he filed the RTI application,” the Police Commissioner said.
On whether the investigators were able to unearth the motive behind the acts of the arrested police official, Nath said that the accused is being quizzed and very soon the real truth will emerge.
Dr Rajamarthandan, who was remanded to two days’ police custody on Friday, was also the one to receive the reply of the RTI application, which ideally should have been posted to the address of the applicant.