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Rahul Gandhi’s Religion and Passport Details Denied Under RTI [Read Order]

Lawstreet Journal 19 May 2020 4:18pm

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While disposing of the appeal filed by one Dr. Sanjeev Goel against the order of Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), M/o External Affairs, New Delhi, Information Commissioner Neeraj Kumar Gupta of the Central Information Commission (CIC) dismissed the appeal and denied the applicant information regarding Mr. Rahul Gandhi’s Passport details and religion. Rahul Gandhi is the former Indian National Congress Party President and Current Member of Parliament from Wayanad Constituency. 

By his application filed under the Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act), the appellant had sought the following information regarding Rahul Gandhi.

  1. How many passports have been issued by any Government in the world to Mr. Rahul Gandhi or alias, if any, bearing photograph of Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha, India?
  2. If more than one passport has been issued bearing his photograph, address and details of all passports be provided.
  3. What was his religion at the time of birth?
  4. What is his religion by virtue of his faith at present?

The appellant had informed the CIC that Mr. Rahul Gandhi is a ‘public servant’ as per the provisions of Section 2(c) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and the information which cannot be denied to the parliament or a State Legislature shall not be denied to any person.

He further contended that as Mr. Rahul Gandhi is already on bail in a criminal case, he should declare details of all passports issued to him by any country in the world in his name as he can jump his bail by… Continue Reading...


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