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Rajiv A Datta.

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Dear member, this is very good decision by SIC of Maharashtra State but under which section of law PIO can be booked is not clear and i think there is no any provisions for imprisonment.

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As per section 9 of Public Records Act which reproduced below, there is provisions of punishment.


9. Whoever contravenes any of the provisions of section 4 or section 8 shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to five years or with fine which may extend to ten thousand rupees or with both.


Section 4 and 8 is reproduced below.


4.No person shall take or cause to be taken out of India any public records without the prior approval of the Central Government;

Provided that no such prior approval shall be required if any public records are taken or sent out of India for any official purpose.

8.(1) Save as otherwise provided in any law for the time being in force, no public record shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of excepts in such manner and subject to such conditions as may be prescribed.

(2) No record created before the year 1892 shall be destroyed except where in the opinion of the Director General or, as the case may be, the head of the Archives, it is so defaced or is in such condition that it cannot be put to any archival use.


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There may be certain other sections under IPC which applicant can contemplate with help of CIC decision such as suppression of material facts, misrepresentation, etc.

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