RTI activist denied info on Kasabís final hours

A Pune-based RTI activist has been denied information on the interaction of Ajmal Kasab with jail officials from the moment he was informed that his clemency plea has been denied to the time he was hanged. Vihar Durve had filed an RTI application to the jail officials at Yerawada and Arthur Road Prison.

"Many versions of his last words have been published. There were also stories of him asking for tomatoes to eat on the day before he was hanged. I wanted to get all these details. Information on all the 11 queries have been denied under Section 8 of the RTI Act 2005. They quoted all possible sub-sections used to deny info. They have written that if I am unhappy with the answer, I can make an appeal," he told The Indian Express.

Durve had also asked information on reasons why Kasab was buried in the jail premises. "I will go for an appeal and I am ready to move the court if I am denied information again," he said.

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