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Delhi High Court reserves verdict on plea seeking details of Supreme Court Collegium meeting

The Delhi High Court has reserved its decision on a petition challenging the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) order dismissing an RTI appeal, seeking details of the Supreme Court Collegium meeting on December 12, 2018.

Advocate Prashant Bhushan submitted that he has been given the agenda for the meeting of the Collegium in December 2018, as well as the copy of the decision taken in the meeting of December 2018 who is entitled to receive it.

A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court against the non-disclosure of the details of the meeting of the collegium.

Anjali Bhardwaj, who filed the petition in the High Court, says that she had sought details of the collegium meeting on December 12, 2018 under RTI. But the Supreme Court’s Central Public Information Office (CPIO) rejected his request.

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According to the petition, a meeting of the collegium was held on December 12, 2018 in which certain decisions were taken but no information regarding the same was put on the website about which Justice Madan Lokur, a Supreme Court judge and member of the collegium, had expressed regret in an interview.

The plea came up for hearing before Justice Yashwant Varma in Delhi High Court.


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