RTI order - CBI directed to reveal info on SC/ HC judges
The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to disclose the complaints received against Supreme Court and High Court judges, including former Chief Justice of India Y K Sabharwal, to an information seeker under the RTI Act.
The decision of the apex transparency panel came on an appeal by noted RTI activist Subhash C Agrawal. The CIC directed disclosure of all the information within 10 days. Among other things, Agrawal had sought detailed information relating to documents, file-notings, correspondence etc., on the case forwarded to CBI by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) regarding a complaint against Justice Sabharwal made by senior advocate Prashant Bhushan on November 26, 2007.
In another order, the CIC directed the CBI to provide details of disproportionate assets cases registered by the probe agency against public servants for the period for which the information was centrally available.