One of my friends is facing matrimonial cases in UP. His wife has contended that she never visited Gujarat where my friend lived. I helped him file RTI application with Western Railway, Ahmedabad to obtain travel details based on date and train number for journeys from Agra to Ahmedabad and back. Since the matter was one year old, CPIO replied that these details cannot be supplied as record is destroyed in 6 months.

He filed another RTI application asking for details of destruction of record. CPIO visited my friend and requested him to withdraw this second application and assured that he will get details of travel from Ahmedabad to Agra. As assured he provided reply to one query of first application. He could not get details of other inward journey.

My friend filed first appeal but it was of no help. He moved CIC for both the applications. IC was explained urgent requirement of these details in video hearing for being produced in criminal complaints. IC ordered CPIO to get the record and provide all the details within 2 days or provide details of destruction as sought in second RTI application. She also advised that CPIO can access electronic data base and provide required remaining information. My friend got details of both journeys and it will disprove allegations of his wife in her complaints u/s 498a, 125 etc.