Sunday, July 11, 2010

CIC can peruse oil-for-food scam file: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has dismissed the Enforcement Directorate plea seeking exemption from production of documents related to investigations into the “oil-for-food” scam before the Central Information Commission. The Commission had directed the ED to produce the file of the probe into the scam for its perusal to decide on its disclosure under the RTI Act. The scam led to the ouster of former External Affairs Minister Natwar Singh from the Cabinet in 2004 for his alleged role.

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