CIC refused attempt by husband to get hold of information about his wife's locker. Earlier the Public Information Officer (PIO) and First Appellate Authority (FAA) has denied the information citing section 8(1)(d), (e) and (j) of the RTI Act, as he is the third party.
The appellant referred to his RTI application of 02.05.2012 and stated that he is seeking information regarding the operation of his wife's locker. The appellant stated that he has strained relations with his wife. The appellant stated that he wanted to know on what dates and how many times, the locker was operated by his wife during a certain period. The appellant stated that he also wants statement of savings bank account and details of fixed deposits till date.
The approach of the respondent bank was in conformity with the RTI Act and CIC upheld the decision of FAA.
Can RTI break the wife locker
Earlier in the decision posted at our law segment titled "Husband wife and third party clause under RTI", the CIC has ruled that Husband and Wife are separate legal entity therefore Husband wife and third party clause under RTI are applicable.
Kindly read the numerous discussions at out forum regarding Third Party Information under RTI
(Vijai Sharma) Information Commissioner
Appellant: Shri Sameer Bhandari
Respondent: Public Information Officer, Syndicate Bank, Regional Office, SCO 7677, Sector 17B, Chandigarh 160 017.
Decision link: http://rti.cc/7l