Prashant Bhushan files RTI on SC order setting up 5-judge bench for CJI impeachment dismissal case

Full text of senior advocate Prashant Bhushan’s RTI application seeking information about Supreme Court administrative order for fixing the 5-judge bench to deal with dismissal of CJI impeachment case

Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

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Senior advocate Prashant Bhushan has filed an RTI application on Tuesday, May 8, with the information officer of the Supreme Court, seeking information about the administrative order “obviously of the CJI" for fixing the 5-judge bench to deal with dismissal of CJI’s impeachment case. Bhushan said the reply to RTI will test Supreme Court’s commitment to transparency and wondered whether it be denied on grounds of national security.

Full text of Prashant Bhushan’s RTI application on Supreme Court administrative order


Mr Ajay Agrawal,

Additional Registrar

Central Public Information Officer(CPIO)

Supreme Court of India, New Delhi


Subject: Request for information under Right to Information Act, 2005.

I, Shri Prashant Bhushan, S/o Shri Shanti Bhushan, R/o of B-16, Sector,14, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, mobile number 09811164068, wish to seek the information as under-

1. Was writ petition Pratap Singh Bajwa & Anr. vs. Chairman Rajya Sabha & Anr. (diary no. 17543/2018) listed on the 8th of May 2018, before a Constitution Bench by way of an administrative order?

2. If yes, who has passed the order above mentioned?

3. Kindly provide me the copy of the order and allow me to inspect the concerned file along with any file noting concerning the said order.

I hereby inform that the following formalities have been completed by me.

That I have deposited the requisite fee of Rs. 10 by way of postal order favouring Registrar, Supreme Court of India dated 8th May, 2018.

I am a ‘citizen’ of India and I am asking for the information as a ‘citizen’.


Prashant Bhushan

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Published: 08 May 2018, 7:31 PM