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Editor: Nagaraja.M.R.. Vol.11..Issue.42….….17/10/2015
“You can Chain me , You Can Torture me , You can even Destroy this Body , But You will NEVER Imprison My Mind “ .
– Mahatma Gandhi
“There is a higher court than the court of justice and that is the court of conscience It super cedes all other courts. ”
– Mahatma Gandhi
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I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police , revenue officials , District Magistrate & Chief Justice of India together with above mentioned accused public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.
If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward like hit & run cases , murder attempts , unnatural deaths , etc happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , guilty Judges , guilty public servants & guilty Constitutional fuctionaries.
Date : 16th September 2015 ……………………Your’s sincerely ,
Place : Mysuru , India ……………………………Nagaraja M R
1: Satyendra Dubey (1973–2003):- He was an Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer posted as Project Director in the National Highways Authority of India (N.H.A.I) at Koderma. Indian Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had started ambitious Golden Quadrilateral project to connect all major cities of India via four and six lane highways. At this time he was responsible for the expansion of Aurangabad-Barachatti section of National Highway 2. He discovered that Larsen and Toubro had taken contract from Indian government and passed it to smaller contract mafias who were incapable of handling such a large scale project. Apart from this, he noticed that proper procedure and quality was not maintained while constructing the roads. He wrote to his senior officials in N.H.A.I and when he didn’t get proper response he wrote directly to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He requested that his identity to be kept secret but the letter along with his bio-data was forwarded to Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. While returning from a wedding in Varanasi he was murdered in Gaya, Bihar on 27 November 2003.
2: Shanmugam Manjunath (1978 – 2005):- He was a manager at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) posted Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Manjunath was murdered for sealing a corrupt petrol station which was selling adulterated fuel. He had sealed two petrol pumps in Lakhimpur Kheri for three months and when they started operating again he took a surprise raid to check the quality of fuel. He was shot six times and his dead body was found in the back seat of his car. This news created huge outcry in nation and media. Sessions court found all accused guilty and sentenced them to death. Allahabad high court changed the verdict to life imprisonment of 5 while acquitting the other two. Indian Oil Corporation paid a compensation of 2.6 million INR to Manjunath’s Family.
3: Narendra Kumar (1979–2012): Narendra Kumar was an Indian Police Service (I.P.S) officer from 2009 batch and he was posted in Morena district of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Morena district is famous for fine quality of sand found in Chambal River bed which is used in construction of buildings, and in past years illegal mining is rampant in not only Morena District but in many parts of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Kumar was posted as sub-divisional police officer in Morena district and he had been trying to stop illegal quarrying in the area. On 8th march he received information about illegally mined stones being carried in a tractor. He went to check if the information was true or not. He reached the spot and asked the driver to stop but the tractor driver ignored his warning and ran vehicle over him.
4: Lalit Mehta (1972–2008): Lalit Mehta was a Right to Information (R.T.I) activist who had exposed ongoing scams in National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Palamau District of Jharkhand. Lalit Mehta was an engineer turned social activist. He was actively involved in activities that sought to advance rural employment, basic health facilities, right to food, and child rights. At the time he was working as full-time activist of the Right to Food Campaign. He was also the secretary of the Vikas Sahyog Kendra (VSK), a non-governmental organization based in Palamau. On the evening of 14th May 2008 he was travelling back to Chatarpur on his motor bike when he was attacked and killed. The Chhatarpur Police found his mutilated body and a belt around his neck Kandaghati in Chhatarpur on May 15. He was strangled and his face was smashed to deformed beyond recognition. It was suspected that he was murdered by “people who siphoned off NREGS funds”. National RTI Forum started Lalit Mehta RTI Gallantry Award, honoring his contribution in exposing scams via R.T.I.
5: SP Mahantesh: He was serving as a Deputy Director of Cooperative Audit in Karnataka. Throug his investigation he found that there were several irregularities in land acquisition, layout formation and allotment of sites and it involved many officials and politicians. He had prepared an audit report of the BEML Employees’ Cooperative Society, which was accused of making improper land allotments to several influential persons. He was attacked thrice prior to final assault that claimed his life on 15th may 2012.On the evening of 15th may he was driving home in his Maruti 800 when he was stopped by four assailants. Attackers first dragged him out and beat him with iron rods and punches. When he went unconscious, his body was thrown on sharp stones. This whole accident happened at high security zone where chief justice of Karnataka lives but according to police out of 16 CCTV cameras none was able to record footage as it was raining heavily that day. The 48-year-old died five days later due to a cardiac arrest.
6: Amit Jethwa (1975 – 2010): He was an Indian environmentalist and social worker and he worked actively in the Gir Forest area near Junagadh, Gujarat. During his work as a social worker he found that illegal mining was carried out in protected areas and he charged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament, Dinu Solanki as main culprit. He was working as the president of the Gir Nature Youth Club and he was the one who highlighted the use of a Chinkara deer in a scene in the movie Lagaan and opposed a Bhuj court decision which put a stay on inquiry against the actor-director Aamir Khan. Not only this but he was also instrumental in the five-year jail term of Bollywood actor Salman Khan for shooting an endangered Chinkara deer. On 20th July, soon after he filed a case against BJP MP, he had gone to meet his lawyer near the Gujarat High court in Ahmedabad. As he was leaving the complex, two assailants on a motorcycle shot him at close range with a country-made pistol. He fought bravely with the assailants but they were able to escape. In the initial days of enquiry Gujrat police gave clean chit to Dinu Solanki but this was severely criticized. Later the case was transferred to CBI and in November 2013 Dinu Solanki was arrested by CBI.
7: Satish Shetty (1970 – 2010): Satish was an Indian social activist and he was noted for exposing many land scams in Indian state of Maharashtra. He had used the Right to Information Act to expose irregularities in Government offices and construction work carried out in Maharashtra. Shetty was a systematic whistleblower and he was credited with throwing light on several major land scams in the Talegaon—Lonavala regions a famous region in Maharashtra for Real- Estate developers and retailors. He also exposed the corruption in the construction of country’s first expressway the Mumbai—Pune expressway. In the morning of 13th January he was attacked by three to four masked men with butcher’s knives when he was reading a newspaper at a kiosk at around 7 on his way home from a morning walk. The police investigations proposed a different theory for the murder, and eventually the case was transferred to CBI.
8: Rinku Singh Rahi: He was Provincial Civil services (PCS) civil servant and he was fighting against corruption in sponsored welfare schemes in Uttar Pradesh (UP). He was born in Aligarh and completed his B.Tech degree in Metallurgy at NIT, Jamshedpur in 2002. In the same year, he scored All India 17th rank in GATE but he opted for a civil services career instead. Rahi ordered an inquiry into the allocation of funds by social welfare department in Muzaffarnagar over the last five years and he found discrepancies. Out of the allocated funds to be distributed as part of Old-age pension scheme, money was taken for 62,447 people but only 47,707 beneficiaries received it. There were no records for 55 million rupees distributed to 22,000 OBC students and 110 million rupees distributed to all BPL families. He also went on hunger strike to draw attention of Akhilesh Yadav government’s reply on his pending RTI applications. He was shot six times by local gangsters, damaging his jaw and the vision of one eye and he is currently working as a coordinator at Bhimrao Ambedkar coaching center in his hometown.
9: Yashwant Sonawane: He was posted as Additional District Collector of Malegaon (Maharashtra). He had received information about oil adulteration carried out at large scale in Malegaon. While going to Nandgaon he spotted a few trucks parked in a very suspicious manner near the road side. Trucks of big oil companies like IOC, HPCL and BPCL were parked. When he started investigating about the trucks a man named Popat Shinde, along with his men attacked the officer, beat him up and then set him on fire. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
10: D. K Ravi (1979 – 2015): Doddakoppalu Kariyappa Ravi commonly known as D. K. Ravi was an Indian Administrative Service officer of Karnataka cadre from the 2009 batch. He was posted as Deputy Commissioner in Kolar district and was known as pro people administrator and started crackdown of illegal sand mining and encroachment of government lands in Kolar and Gulbarga. Later on he was transferred to Bangalore as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes and there he prepared a list of many tax defaulters and set a target of 1000 crores to collect from tax evading defaulters. During first two weeks of his working he collected 138 crore INR from tax defaulters and came into lime light of many political goons. He received many threat calls from tax defaulters and sand mafia. On 16th march 2015 he was found dead with his body hanging on celling fan in his residence in Koramangala, Bangalore. The initial police investigation, forensic and medical evidence showed it a case of suicide but then protest erupted in cities where he worked and mass band was organized by opposition parties for handing over the inquiry to Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I). On 13 April 2015 the Centre ordered a CBI probe into the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi and the case is still going on.
The list compiled by us is only a fraction of whistle blowers working in India. In recent times Whistle blowers have used Right to Information as their prime tool to gather information about various government schemes, their expenditure and corruption going in them. In the past five years, some 150 whistleblowers have allegedly been harassed or jailed for exposing corruption; while as many as 20 have been killed.
|Name||State||Date||Attack type||Nature of Activism|
|Adv. Mohd. Hasim Shaikh||Mumbai, Maharashtra.||05/01/2014||Assault with Hockey and Iron rods in the late evening when going towards home, got major injuries and also got finger fractured, the assaulters took away the cell phone and a wallet.||Exposed License scams in BMC and also got Penalized officers of BMC by State Information Commissions, working as an alert and active citizen, associated with various citizens group.|
|Rinku Singh Rahi||Uttar Pradesh||26 March 2009||Assaulted, removed to a mental institution.||Rahi is a bureaucrat who used RTI to expose welfare scheme fraud in Muzzaffarnagar|
|Firoz Ibrahim Khan||Maharashta||11/17/07||Assault|
|Gopalbandhu Chhatria||Orrisa||2 January 2009||Assault|
|Ripu Daman Ohri||Punjab||6 January 2009||Assault|
|Ajay Kumar||Delhi||1 January 2010||Assault||Used RTI to enquire about private house/shop construction on public land under authorization given by a Delhi politician.|
|Kiran Pandey||Punjab||1 October 2010||Assault|
|Sumaira Abdulali||Maharashtra||3/16/10||File RTI Online|
|Abhay Patil||Maharashtra||4 January 2010||Assault|
|Ashok Kumar Shinde||Maharashtra||7/17/10||Assault|
|Budhai Kumar||Uttar Pradesh||8 September 2010||Assault|
|S Channabasappa Patil||Karnataka||9/16/10||Assault|
|Yashwant Gavand||Maharashtra||1 February 2011||Assault|
|Arun Baburao Mane||Maharashtra||1 February 2011||Assault|
|Safdar Ali||Jammu and Kashmir||1/20/11||Assault|
|Amar Pandey||Uttar Pradesh||1/27/11||Assault|
|Gopal Prasad, Anil Mittal, Nanda Sawant||Delhi||2 March 2011||Assault|
|Mangala Ram||Rajasthan||3 March 2011||Assault|
|Bharat Guggul, Bhanji Jogen||Gujarat||3 May 2011||Assault|
|Vishnu Medhkar||Maharashtra||4 February 2011||Assault|
|Dilip Jaiswal||Maharashtra||4 May 2011||Assault|
|Arvind Kaushal||Maharashtra||4 August 2011||Assault|
|Jai Bhagwan and Karambir||Haryana||5/21/11||Assault|
|Jaisukh Bambhania||Daman and Diu||8 August 2011||Assault|
|Parshuram Kishanlal Mali||Gujarat||9 July 2011||Assault|
|Mehul Kataria||Maharashtra||10 July 2011||Assault|
|Santosh M Tiwari||Maharashtra, Gujarat||10/16/11||Assault|
|Poonam Solanki||Gujarat||12 February 2011||Assault|
|Akhilesh Saxena||Uttar Pradesh||2008||Assault|
|Parameswar Sabar||Orissa||June 2011||Assault|
|Niren Pareek, Christopher Minz||Assam||May 2007||Assault|
|Sumit Kumar Mahato||Jharkhand||Unknown||Assault|
|Bibhav Kumar, Rajeev Kumar||Uttar Pradesh||1/26/07||Harassment|
|V Gopalakrishnan||Tamil Nadu||3/13/09||Harassment|
|Srikant Prabhu||Maharashta||5 January 2009||Harassment|
|Goverdhan Singh||Rajasthan||3 January 2010||Harassment|
|Mohit Sharma||Delhi||3 December 2010||Harassment|
|Jay Kumar Raghuvanshi||Maharashtra||3/13/10||Harassment|
|Davinder Khurana||Punjab||4 February 2010||Harassment|
|Ganesh Borhade||Maharashtra||7 July 2010||Harassment|
|Gopalkrishnan, Siva Elango, Madhav Vishnubhatta||Tamil Nadu||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Fatima Mynsong, Acquiline Songthiang, Matilda Suting||Meghalaya||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Abhijit Ghosh||Maharashta||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Bobby Basaiawmoit||Meghalaya||2 January 2011||Harassment|
|Mary Anne Pohshna||Meghalaya||3 September 2011||Harassment|
|M Z Ali||Karnataka||5 October 2011||Harassment|
|Ketan Shah||Gujarat||5 December 2011||Harassment|
|Ravinder Rathi||Haryana||6 February 2011||Harassment|
|Payi Gyadi||Arunachal Pradesh||6 May 2011||Harassment|
|Brijesh Kumar||Delhi||8 February 2011||Harassment|
|Arvind Sharma||Punjab||9 May 2011||Harassment|
|Derrick Dias||Goa||9 November 2011||Harassment|
|Subhash Aggarwal||Delhi||10 July 2011||Harassment|
|Sheeba Fehmi and Arshad Ali Fehmi||Delhi||10 August 2011||Harassment|
|Anupam Saraf, Vaibhav Gandhi and Dinesh Shah||Maharashtra||12/13/11||Harassment|
|Kishan Lal Gera||Haryana||Since 2008||Harassment|
|R V Prasanna||Karnataka||Since 2009||Harassment|
|Shiv Prakash Rai||Bihar||May 2008||Harassment|
|Takhellambam Ibempishak, Sagolsem Memchaand Konjengbam Anita||Manipur||Since Apr 2011||Harassment|
|Pawan Sharma||Uttar Pradesh||Since 11 April 2011||Harassment|
|Emmanuel||Andhra Pradesh||February and March 2011||Harassment|
|Jagbir Singh||Delhi||Since February 2011||Harassment|
|Biren Luwang||Manipur||Since April 2011||Harassment|
|Injambakkam H Sekar||Tamil Nadu||Since August 2011||Harassment|
|Khirasindhu Sagria||Orrisa||Since November 2011||Harassment|
|Saleem Baig||Uttar Pradesh||2007||Harassment|
|Shivaji Raut||Maharashtra||June 2011||Harassment|
|Ajay Gakhar||Delhi||July 2011||Harassment|
|All Gujarat RTI users||Gujarat||July 2011||Harassment|
|Ankur Patil||Maharashtra||September 2011||Harassment|
|Gunjan Mehta||Gujarat||December 2011||Harassment|
|C J Karira||Andhra Pradesh||2011||Harassment|
|Nelapati Papireddy, Pachalla Suryanarayana Reddyand Kovuru Satyanarayana Reddy||Andhra Pradesh||2011||Harassment|
|Y. Ekyimo Kikon||Nagaland||Unknown||Harassment|
|Bharat H Gajjar, Milan Joshi||Gujarat||Unknown||Harassment|
|Rolly Shivhare||Madhya Pradesh||Unknown||Harassment|
|Jai Prakash Arya||Delhi||Unknown||Harassment|
|Bhanjibhai Jogel and Bharatbhai Ghughal||Gujarat||Unknown||Harassment|
|Lalit Mehta||Jharkhand||5/15/08||Killed||Mehta used RTI to expose NREGA related scams. Fought for the social audit of NREGA|
|Kameshwar Yadav||Jharkhand||6 July 2008||Killed||Sought information on the nexus among officers, politicians, contractors and middlemen in NREGA related irrigation projects in Deori.|
|Venkatesh||Karnataka||4 June 2009||Killed|
|Arun Sawant||Maharashtra||2 January 2010||Killed|
|Vishram Laxman Dodiya||Gujarat||2 November 2010||Killed|
|Sola Ranga Rao||Andhra Pradesh||4 November 2010||Killed|
|Amit Jethwa||Gujarat||7/20/10||Killed||Used RTI to expose illegal mining in the Gir Forest area. BJP MP Dinu Boga arrested by CBI in this case. Earlier Gujarat police has given clean chit to Dinu Boga.|
|Vijay Pratap (alias Babbu Singh)||Uttar Pradesh||7/25/10||Killed|
|Sonu||Haryana||2 October 2011||Killed|
|Niyamat Ansari||Jharkhand||3 February 2011||Killed||Exposed corruption by contractors in work under MNREGA.|
|Shehla Masood||Madhya Pradesh||8/16/11||Killed|
|S Bhuvaneswaran||Tamil Nadu||1 October 2012||Killed|
|Nadeem Saiyed||Gujarat||11 May 2011||Killed (reason possibly unrelated)|
|Ramvilas Singh||Bihar||12 August 2011||Killed (reason possibly unrelated)|
|V Balasubramanian||Tamil Nadu||8/19/10||Killed(?)|
|Ms. Poonam Solanki||Gujarat||12 July 2011||Assault||Human Rights Activist|
|Dudhram||Jaipur, Rajasthan||2 February 2012||Assault|
|Premnath Jha||Virar, Mumbai||25 Feb 2012||Killed||Filed several RTI queries with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation seeking details of several construction projects|
|Akhil Gogoi||Nalbari, Assam||5 July 2012||Assault|
|Ramesh Agarwal||Raigarh, Chhattisgarh||7 July 2012||Shot|
|Rajesh suresh Bobade||Amravati, Maharashtra||21 September 2012||Assault|
|Vasudeva Adiga||Udupi,Karnataka||12 January 2013||Killed|
|Ram Kumar Thakkur||Ratnauli Village, Muzzafarpur District, Bihar||23 March 2013||Killed||Lawyer; Persisted with a legal case exposing “irregularities” in the implementation of NREGA welfare scheme in his village. Earlier, used RTI and exposed fraud involving sarpanch (village head).|
|L.K.Thapliyal||Uttarakhand||25 July 2013||Assault||Beaten up by a group of men including a ranger, Devendra Baurai from the Chilawali range of Rajaji National Park. Mr L.K. Thapliyal had filed a RTI against Rajaji National Park.|
|Sudhir Yadav||Gurgaon||06 oct 2013||Harassment||An RTI Activist who tried to Bring all the documents of Corruption From Villages of the Block Farrukh Nagar, Gurgaon was threaten to be killed if he continue filling the RTI against Sarpanch and keep asking about the development work.|
|Anoop Singh||Dankaur Town, Noida||December 2013||Abducted and Tortured||An RTI activist was abducted from Dankaur town in Gautam Budh Nagar district on December 13, burnt with cigarette butts on his private parts and beaten with iron rods before being dumped near a petrol pump in a neighbouring district four days later. |
|Dilip kumar reddy k||Hyderabad||3 Jan 2014||removed from the job||Exposed corruption in engineering college fee reimbursement and seat allocation at aurora Institute.|
|Sanjay Tyagi||Meerut||25 May 2014||Killed |
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