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Govt opposes on RTI on Netaji file
New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has opposed a Right to Information application which wants the Government to explain why it destroyed a file on Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s death.
Anuj Dhar, a member of the ‘Mission Netaji’ organisation in Delhi, approached the Central Information Commission after the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) at the PMO refused his request.
The CPIO said the file called ‘Investigation into the circumstances leading to the death of Sri Subhas Chandra Bose’ was destroyed in 1972 during a routine weeding of old records.
An agency report says CPIO director Kamal Dayani has told the information commission must be dismissed and was "not maintainable."
Dhar's application says he wants the government to explain how a file on a
national hero’s death was destroyed while a judicial probe is on.
"It is very suspicious that the 'routine process of review/weeding of old records' overlooked this and the file was destroyed along with some useless records," the application says.
Dayani, in a to response to the commission, on May 17, said that Dhar should send his appeal to the CPIO’s Appellate Authority. The CIC will hear Dhar’s appeal on August 10.
In May 2006, the government rejected Justice Mukherjee Commission report that said Netaji did not die in a plane crash in August 1945.
The Government also disagreed with the Commission's report that the ashes in Renkoji Temple in Japan were not that of Netaji.
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01-06-07, 12:18 PM #2
Re: Govt opposes on RTI on Netaji file
Please visit the following for further details. This blog showcases Mission Netaji's RTI attempts.
btw, we have a full bench hearing coming up next week.