Prime Minister’s Office seems unwilling to disclose facts related with Robert Vadra Writ filed by in the Allahabad High Court.
The Public Information Officer of the PMO denied providing Notesheet of the case related file to the petitioner social activist Dr Nutan Thakur saying that the matter was sub judice. To this Thakur wrote to the First Appellate Authority (FAO) saying that the RTI Act nowhere prohibits denial of sub judice information, if not ordered so by a competent court.
The Writ had been disposed of by the High Court on 07 March 2013 and is no longer sub judice, yet the FAO denied providing the information. He based himself on an order of the Central Information Commission in Samir Vijay Zaveri vs CPIO, PMO, where copy of an affidavit filed by the PMO in Supreme Court was denied under the Supreme Court Rules.
Thakur has accused that since the PMO does not want real facts to come in the open, hence the FAO wrongly took shelter of this case to deny providing even copy of the Notesheet.