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Decision No. 293 /IC(A)/2006

F.Nos.CIC/MA/A/2006/00386

 

Dated, the 20th Sep., 2006

  • Name of the Appellant : Shri V. Ramakrishnan, Dy. Commissioner of Central Excise-III, 121, Nangambakkam High Road, Chennai-600034.
  • Name of the Public Authority : Directorate General of Vigilance, Customs & Central Excise, 1st & 2nd Floor, Hotel Samrat,Kautilya Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.

DECISION

  1. The appellant had asked for certain information relating to investigations of a case. The CPIO provided a detailed reply and furnished partial information while the remaining information was denied u/s 8(1) (d) on the ground that the disclosure of information would impede the process of investigation.
  2. In view of the above, the CPIO has correctly applied exemption u/s 8(1)(h) of the Act.
  3. The appeal is accordingly dismissed.

Sd/-

 

(Prof. M.M. Ansari)

Information Commissioner

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