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PMO to seek Modi's views on disclosing his letters with Atal

New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat Government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots

PTI [ Updated: April 13, 2014 15:57 IST ]
pmo to seek modi s views on disclosing his letters with atal
pmo to seek modi s views on disclosing his letters with atal

New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office will take the nod of Gujarat Government and Chief Minister Narendra Modi for releasing the correspondence exchanged with the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee after the post-Godhra riots in 2002.


The information was earlier denied by the Central Public Information Officer of the PMO S E Rizwi citing section 8(1)(h) of the RTI Act, without giving any reasons, which exempts information that would impede the process of investigation or apprehension or prosecution of offenders.  

The decision was overturned during the appeal before his senior Krishan Kumar, Director PMO, where the applicant had objected to the response of the CPIO saying he failed to give germane reasons behind denial of information.  

The applicant had also underlined that the correspondence was 11 years old and was not likely to have an impact on the investigation, apprehension and prosecution of offenders. 

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