Friday, September 9, 2011

CBI exclusion from RTI ambit upheld

The Madras high court on Friday upheld the CBI’s exclusion from the RTI Act ambit. The notification exempting the CBI from the RTI was issued on June 9 and prompted writ petitions against it. A bench comprising chief justice M Y Eqbal and Justice T S Sivagnanam dismissed a public interest litigation questioning the validity of the “blanket and wholesale exemption” given to the CBI.

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