A civil courtroom right here has put aside an order of the general public data officer (PIO) who had refused to share data on disposing of the immovable belongings of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa.
RTI activist T Narasimhamurthy had sought data on the Special Court’s instructions relating to the auctioning of the belongings that have been seized on December 11, 1996 from Jayalalithaa’s residence in Chennai.
The disproportionate belongings case towards her and others was transferred to Karnataka by the Supreme Court in 2003 and the seized belongings together with sarees, shawls and footwear have been shifted to Bengaluru.
The Special Court right here held Jayalalithaa and the opposite accused within the case as responsible in 2014. The materials proof within the case remains to be beneath custody.
Narasimhamurthy had sought auctioning of the belongings.
The PIO had refused to offer him data relating to what the Special Court had ordered about disposing of the belongings. He then approached the Principal City Civil and Sessions Judge, which can be the First Appellate Authority for the RTI instances.
The civil courtroom lately directed the PIO to offer him with the data together with the ultimate order of the Special Court and in addition the communication of the courtroom to the federal government to nominate a particular prosecutor to get rid of the properties.
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