Despite oppn pressure, MEA refuses to answer RTI query on Sushma Swaraj-Lalit Modi row

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New Delhi: At a time when Sushma Swaraj is underneath extreme antithesis conflict for “helping” Lalit Modi obtain UK transport documents, her External Affairs Ministry has refused to yield any information about a pass emanate involving a scandal-tainted former IPL boss.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. PTIExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. PTI

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. PTI

The Ministry has refused to answer an RTI focus containing 7 questions including who had taken a preference not interest in a Supreme Court a Delhi High Court’s decision restoring Modi’s passport.

“Kindly note that a bureau of External Affairs Minister (EAM) has sensitive that a questions in Serial 1 to 3 of your RTI does not seem to tumble underneath a reach of a RTI act, 2005. As regards to queries Sl No 4 to 7, no information is accessible with EAM’s office,” a MEA pronounced in a respond antiquated 26 June.

The MEA, however, pronounced a focus has been “transferred” to a Consular, Passport and Visa Division as good as to a Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Home.

The RTI query, filed by one Rayo from Haryana, was perceived by a Ministry on 19 Jun when a antithesis was pier adult vigour on Swaraj on a ‘Lalitgate’ row.

The initial 3 questions enclosed because Swaraj did not advise Modi to request for a proxy transport request to a Indian High Commission in London instead if she dictated to help him on charitable drift to transport to Portugal. It also asked because a External Affairs Minister did not insist on Modi’s lapse to India as a condition for arising a proxy Indian transport document.

The questions from Sl no 4 to 7 enclosed a query on either a supervision has lodged any objections to UK for extenuation residency assent to Modi, who has refused to appear before a Enforcement Directorate, and what stairs a supervision has taken given a distribution of uninformed pass to a former IPL trainer to make a ED summons.

It also enclosed a query on who took a preference not to record an interest in a Supreme Court opposite Delhi High Court’s statute environment aside termination of Modi’s passport. It asked either a ED, during whose instance a pass was cancelled, was consulted on a issue.

The RTI focus also asked about government’s response to Modi’s “wild assign that his life will be in risk if he returned to India.”

PTI

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