I have just got information that CDR (Call Data Records) can be made available by mobile companies to legal authorities and that it involves expenses.
Some more points that support the retrieval of back dated sms through RTI route:
* Mobile companies have a social responsibility to ensure that their setups are not misused.
* Litigation often hinges around critical pieces of evidence. But, it is case specific and not societal issue. Thus, court cannot, should not invoke its powers on its own, at its cost, off its own accord to meet these requirements to cause absolute justice in the case.
* RTI is such an act, where a subject invokes it as a matter of right, but pays a fees too and needs apt vetting by an authority and rules govern that authority. - In this case, as has already been rightly pointed by way of the example of bank accounts, not everything can be disclosed neither. - Again, revisiting the case on hand, that specific piece of information that falls in the category of bank accounts can make all the difference for justice. --WITH ALL THESE ON HIND, WHY NOT CONSIDER EVOLVING A WAY, the RTI way around IN CONJUNCTION with that respective court?