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How Bhindranwale is described in govt records: CIC transfers Bhindranwale plea to Punjab

It was one of the questions posed by an RTI applicant who had also sought to know from the home ministry the number of FIRs pending against Bhindranwale.

punjab Updated: Mar 30, 2018 20:56 IST
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How Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale has been described in government records — religious preacher, criminal, terrorist or other, the Central Information Commission (CIC) has asked the Union home ministry to send this RTI query to the Punjab government for providing reply.

It was one of the questions posed by an RTI applicant who had also sought to know from the home ministry the number of FIRs pending against Bhindranwale, alleged to be the mascot of the Khalistan movement in which thousands of people were killed, when he was killed by security forces in Operation Bluestar in 1984.

Law and order being a state subject, the information regarding cases registered against Bhindranwale must be held by the Punjab government.

“The public information officer is directed to transfer the RTI application to the Punjab government within a week of receipt of this order,” information commissioner Yashovardhan Azad said.