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RTI does not apply to court orders: SC

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Jan 5: Supreme Court on Monday, Jan 4 that Right to Information Act (RTI) cannot be used to question the judgement of the court.

"There is no right to anybody to demand such informations. Such plea are perverse and not maintainable," a Bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justice B S Chauhan said.

Referring to petitioners questioning the orders under RTI Act, the bench said that the judgement passed in the lower courts can be questioned only in the higher courts and not in any other forum.

"In the RTI application, the petitioner wanted to know why his legal submissions were not considered and what was the basis for the order. The petitioner wanted other sources of information...and also wanted to know so many other extraneous matters which amounts to contempt of court," the bench said.

The SC decision came in the wake of an appeal made by Khanapuram Gandaiah, seeking similar information under the RTI Act.

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