Point a) could have been worded as .... Whether the HC was approached by the penalized SPIO in her individual capacity or in her official capacity or at the behest of the govt. > File Inspection
Point b) ....Whether all the expenses in connection with obtaining the stay were met out of the personal funds of the SPIO or from the govt's coffer > File inspection including file notings
Point c) .....Whether the SPIO has availed any personal leave on the said day to attend the court or was she on duty. > Copy of leave application.
The above queries are still a little bit loaded and opinion seeking.
Col. perhaps forgot to seek personal file inspection on above issue. There he could have discovered many more hidden informations.
That's next logical step right now.
P.S. It's better to frame standard format on these things so that other members can do the same at their respective states and also at all Central PAs. Hope KARIRA can help us here.