| New Delhi |
Updated: December 11, 2020 12:05:02 pm
The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed till further orders a Central Information Commission (CIC) order directing the Indian Air Force (IAF) to disclose under RTI Act the details regarding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s entourage, which accompanied him on the foreign visits. Citing a potential threat to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the IAF earlier this week approached the High Court against the order passed by the CIC.
The CIC in an order on July 08 directed the Central Public Information Officer of Air Headquarters, IAF to provide certified copies of available and relevant SFR-II (Special Flight Returns – Part II contains the flight manifest) to the applicant Commodore Lokesh K Batra (retd.) “after severing the names & other relevant identifying particulars of the security/SPG personnel figuring therein”.
Justice Navin Chawla on Friday after hearing the IAF counsel Rahul Sharma issued notice to Batra and asked him to file a reply within four weeks. “There shall be a stay on the impugned order till…