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    Post mortem reports

    ok just had a quick question

    Is it possible to get post mortem reports of police men and people who have did in bomb blasts or some terrorist event in the country.

    Now there have been controversies that Hemant Kakker and Vijay salsker died of gun shot wounds of a 9mm bullet

    Ak 47 does not have 9mm bullets

    Well any way i was just hoping that is it possible to get a copy of their post mortem report

  2. Re: Post mortem reports

    Since the investigation is still going on, you cant get any information on this matter as this is covered under section 8 of the RTI Act.

    As a good citizen it is our duty not to interfere the investigation and ask the questions only after all inquiries have been completed and filed.

  3. #3

    Re: Post mortem reports

    Yes i understand that....Thanks for the answer,one more quickie though how about cases where the judgement has been passed ..... like 1993 bombay riots...and a very specific persons postmortem report ?

    I just want to know if it is possible under RTI to do such a thing and if it did not come under invasion of personal privacy.

    And who do i write to in that case

  4. Re: Post mortem reports

    It can be obtained if it does not come under any of the exemptions u/s 8. The correct position can be ascertained only after actually filing such an application.

  5. #5

    Re: Post mortem reports

    So let me ask you guys a question here

    Let me take an example of 1993 mumbai riots

    A man named "x" was killed under some mysterious condition (According to me)
    but as it was during the riots the cops come and book it under "TADA" and conduct a post mortem report and present it in the court.

    Now we all know that it took 10 years for the courts to complete the sentences in 1993 mumbai blasts

    So now who do i write to get the Post mortem report of the person "X" who died.

    I hope i have not confused you guys

    This is a very important question and knowing the stance of RTI on this case would be benifitial to all the members

  6. #6
    C J Karira
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    Re: Post mortem reports


    Please search for "post mortem" using the search function and you will find a few useful threads.

    If I remember correctly, there is a CIC decision regarding this matter.

  7. #7
    Gurkirat Singh Dhillon
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    Re: Post mortem reports

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    You can get the post mortem reports even if the investigation is still on because your being given the reports will in no way hamper or impede the investigation.

    Thats all u need to state !

    And quote the following judgement of the Delhi High Court in your RTI Application for the desired effect !


    Extract of Judgement of HON’BLE HIGH COURT OF <st1><st1:city w:st="on">DELHI</st1:city></st1><o></o>
    in WP(C) No. 3114/2007 decided on 03.12.2007 :<o></o><o></o>

    13. Access to information, under Section 3 of the Act, is the rule and <o></o>exemptions under Section 8, the exception. Section 8 being a restriction on this fundamental right, must therefore is to be strictly construed. It should not be interpreted in manner as to shadow the very right itself. Under Section 8, exemption from releasing information is granted if it would impede the process of investigation or the prosecution of the offenders. It is apparent that the mere existence of an investigation process cannot be a ground for refusal of the information; the authority withholding information must show satisfactory reasons as to why the release of such information would hamper the investigation process. Such reasons should be germane, and the opinion of the process being hampered should be reasonable and based on some material. Sans this consideration, Section 8(1)(h) and other such provisions would become the haven for dodging demands for information. <o></o><o>


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