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Senior official moves HC against info commissioner

An IAS official, AD Chakravarti, serving as Joint Secretary (Law) in the commission has filed a petition against Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi in the Delhi High Court.

delhi Updated: May 28, 2012 23:46 IST
HT Correspondent

An internal war within the Central Information Commission (CIC) has come out in the open. An IAS official, AD Chakravarti, serving as Joint Secretary (Law) in the commission has filed a petition against Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi in the Delhi High Court.

In the petition, Chakravarti has accused Gandhi of “gross and malafide exercise of power and personal bias”. Justice Vipin Sanghi on Monday issued a notice to Gandhi and also stayed proceedings in the case where Gandhi had allegedly initiated inquiry against CIC officials, including Chakravarti.

In his plea, Chakravarti claimed that Gandhi went beyond his jurisdiction to start an inquiry against him though the complaint against him was being examined by a larger bench of the CIC.

Appearing for the officer, advocate Rajiv Bansal, informed the court that Gandhi’s decision smacked of arbitrariness.