New Delhi: The Delhi High Court
Thursday asked the Delhi Police to give those accused of involvement
in the Batla House shoot-out, a copy of the first information report
(FIR), as sought by them under the Right to Information Act.
Khanna said: "Police have not been able to give any specific reason
how and why disclosure of the FIR, even when the name of the
informant is erased, would impede the process of investigation,
apprehension of offenders or prosecution of offenders."
The court order
came on a police petition which challenged the Central Information
Commissioner (CIC) directive to disclose the contents of FIR and
post-mortem examination reports of the two suspected Indian
Mujahideen terrorists and police Inspector M.C.Sharma, killed in the
"I do not see any
reason to interfere with and modify the order passed by the CIC
directing furnishing of the copy of FIR minus the name of the
informant," the court said.
However, the court
agreed with police's contention that making the post-mortem
examination report public would hamper the ongoing investigation in
Sep 13, 2008, serial blasts in the national capital.