Perjury or swearing of false affidavits.



  • How many petitions concerning perjury or swearing of false affidavits were filed in the Supreme Court during the last 50 years and how many of them were dismissed without hearing?


  • RTI Experts

    Depends.

    The Supreme Court of India is a public authority and the RTI Act is applicable to it.

    It is important to point out that under the RTI Act, a public authority is not supposed to create information, or to interpret information, or to solve the problems raised by the applicants and only such information can be had under the Act which already exists with the public authority. Therefore, it would depend on the mechanism of maintaining of records by the Supreme Court as to whether it maintains case related records based on the nature/type of a case. If the same is maintained by the authority in the manner desired by you, you could obtain the relevant information statistics along with certified copies of the relevant documents and records under section 2(f) of the RTI Act.


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