North Gazette News/Ahmedabad
Gujarat police has denied to provide information of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s wife Jashodaben under RTI Act, citing exemption from state government.
As per reports, Jashodaben had filed an RTI with Mehsana police for clarity on security cover and her rights as far as her security aspect is concerned.
Police officials said that Modi’s wife Jashodaben had sought information from Local Intelligence Bureau regarding security cover provided to her. “But the state government had exempted Local Intelligence Bureau from providing information to anyone under RTI,” police officials added.
it is pertinent to mention here that Jashodaben was given security cover after PM Modi was sworn in as the Prime Minister of India on May 26, 2014. She had been provided with police personnel including armed guards who works in two shifts.
Modi’s wife Jashodaben has sought documents from the police department regarding the protocol, certified copy of actual order passed by government about providing security and about laws and provisions in Indian Constitution about security cover given to a PM’s wife.
Earlier, Mehsana SP J R Mothalia had said that Jashodaben would be given reply on RTI query soon.
It is pertinent to mention here that Jashodaben lives with her brother Ashok Modi at Unjha town of Mehsana district.