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    C J Karira
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    Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    This kids picture needs to be attached ! A lesson for adults.

    New Delhi: Meet 9-year-old Pranav and how he used the RTI. It's forced the Delhi police to register an FIR to trace his lost bicycle.

    So what if he's just nine years old? Pranav too is a citizen of this country and rightly feels the need to raise his voice against injustice.

    When Pranav's bicycle was stolen he decided to get an FIR filed. But there was a hitch. The police refused to file an FIR unless they got a purchase receipt and proof that the bicycle was gifted.

    Pranav says, “My bicycle was stolen and the FIR wasn't registered. Then I used the RTI Act.”

    That's when Pranav's mother told him about the Right to Information Act.

    He promptly shot off a letter to the deputy commissioner of police asking why his complaint wasn't registered. He even sought a compensation of Rs 2500.

    Pranav's mother Ritu says, “He asked what action would be taken against the SHO, ASI in his letter. He also asked about the compensation.”

    Pranav's repeated attempts forced the police to act. They came to his house to inquire about the theft and an FIR was finally registered on June 2.

    North-East Zone DCP Jaspal Singh says, “A case has been registered and action will be taken.”

    Pranav may not get his cycle back, but he has proved a point.

    Age is no bar when it comes to fighting for justice - one only needs to have conviction in the cause and courage.

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  2. Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    3 cheers for Pranav.

  3. Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    Alas every citizen new about the RTI Act.

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    Three cheers to the parents too!! They impressed on the child the power of RTI.

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    Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    Thanx Karira for posting this story.
    Simply great efforts by Pranav and off course of his parents too as they supported him, instead of saying ;doesn't matter we will buy another good one bicycle for you and no need to waste time in this matter and take 'Panga' with police itself.

    Truly said by someone Don't give valuables to your child, give values.

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    Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    Well said vdrashmi.

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    Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    Nice to hear that a nine year old kid used RTI Act. I apprciate pranav...
    Good work pranav..

  8. Re: Kid uses RTI to trace lost bicycle

    Well done kiddo


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