Published on 03-10-2012 08:30 AM
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Irked over "revengeful" litigation pursued by a man against his brother, the Delhi High Court today imposed a fine of Rs50,000 on him, holding that the information on filing sales tax returns, sought by him, were "private" in nature and cannot be spared under the transparency law.
"When we examine the present case, we come to an opinion that the information on filing of sales tax returns of a person are duly protected under the Right to Information Act and has rightly been not provided," a bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw said.
"The filing of the present appeal against the order of the single-judge bench of this court, which had upheld the order of the Central Information Commission (CIC), was abuse of the process of law. We impose a fine ofRs50,000