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Bala Subramaniam   08 July 2018

Evidence Act & RTI act

wheither document obtained under RTI act can mark as exhibit through other witness..if yes.authorties..pls



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Dr J C Vashista (Lawyer)     08 July 2018

Definetly the information/document received from a "Public Authority" u/s 6 of the RTI Act,2005 is admissible in evidence that can be exhibited.

Find out judgments/citations.

Advocate Bhartesh goyal (advocate)     08 July 2018

Documents obtained under RTI are admissible in evidence and can be exhibited.
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R.K Nanda (Advocate)     08 July 2018

Nothing to add more.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     08 July 2018

As per AP High Court Judgment, documents obtained under RTI are valid documentary evidence and treated as public record.  It all depends on circumstances.  Most important is that the record must be created by the authority during parts of their duties in the past.   Misinterpreting the facility, some public authorities with connivance and conspiracy started collecting some documents several years after from interested parties  nd providing it to unsuspecting citizens as their record to mislead applicants.  It is proper to thoroughly verify such origin of documents and confirm with supporting documents.

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Kishor Mehta (CEO)     08 July 2018

The person who has made an application under RTI and received the evidence has to be called as witness to confirm the validity of the documents before these can be Introduced as evidence.
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G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     08 July 2018

I am afraid that it is not the case for Public records.  

P. Venu (Advocate)     08 July 2018

The documents obtained under RTI needs to proved and marked as prescribed.

TGK REDDI   08 July 2018

An admitted document may or mayn't prove the matter.     It can always be challenged though issued under Right to Information Act or by any Court of Law.

TGK REDDI   08 July 2018

I realise my above post is not to the point.     Such a document is admissible and can be marked as Exhibit.

G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     08 July 2018

Any document can be challenged and it is upon those parties that has to challenge the veracity in document during cross examination.  But, it can not be rejected  at the time of admission.  Any vali document can be objecteted and  it is the other party's argument that holds good on such reasons.

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Kumar Doab (FIN)     08 July 2018

The documented obtained under RTI can be submitted in court. 

Ahsan Khaledi   22 February 2020

Hi Can you please provide the AP High Court Judgement No / Case No


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