HC stays CIC order asking SC for verdict’s logic

Justice S Murlidhar stayed the operation of the CIC order on a petition by the apex court registry challenging the order which had asked the apex court to explain the reasons of its findings while deciding a case.

Updated: May 23, 2011, 14:05 PM IST

New Delhi: A Central Information Commission
order asking the Supreme Court to explain the rationale of
one of its rulings was stayed Monday by the Delhi High Court.

Justice S Murlidhar stayed the operation of the CIC
order on a petition by the apex court registry challenging
the order which had asked the apex court to explain the
reasons of its findings while deciding a case.

The CIC order had asked the Supreme Court to respond
to the queries, posed by one R S Misra under the transparency
law and divulge to him the logic behind dismissing his special
leave petition, challenging a high court order.

Terming the CIC order as "beyond law and jurisdiction
under the Right to Information Act," the Supreme Court, in its
appeal filed by advocate Deva Datt Kamat, said that a litigant
cannot seek redressal by using the transparency law if his
plea is dismissed by the apex court of the country.

The CIC had on May 11 asked the apex court to reveal
its logic behind dismissing the petition of Misra by June 5.

Earlier also, the Supreme Court had approached the
Delhi High Court to challenge a CIC order asking it to
disclose the assets of its judges and their family members.

PTI