Sunday, February 28, 2010
Supreme Court & RTI - the continuing saga
Here are the latest RTI query from activist Subhash Chandra Agrawal and the reply from the Supreme Court. Also, it is now clear from Supreme Court's reply to another RTI applicant, Deepak Khosla, that the CJI himself directed the SC Registry to challenge Justice Ravindra Bhat's judgment in the assets disclosure case in Delhi High Court. Is not the CJI himself contradicting his position that his office is different from that of the Registry? Supreme Court has refused to answer Khosla's other queries about decision making of CJI and the Judges in this case, and in the case of non-elevation of Justice Shah (which is now before the Supreme Court itself as an appeal against the CIC's decision) saying it had no information. The Supreme Court has further replied to Khosla that it has not yet appealed against the January 12 Full Court judgment of Delhi High Court in the assets declaration case.