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    Published On : Tue, Dec 15th, 2015

    Murderous attacks on RTI activists figure in Assembly

    Nagpur: Parner MLA Vijay Auti and Imtiyaz Ahmed sought to corner Government over the issue of murderous attacks on RTI activists being reported across the State.

    The Chief Minister replied that in all 10 incidents of assaults on RTI activists have been reported in the State out of which one activist died. Similarly, four RTI activists suffered injuries. In the rest five incidents, the RTI activists received threats of attacks. Out of the 10 cases, four are being probed by police and four are pending in courts. One case has been handed over to CBI as per High Court directives and in one case, a court has acquitted the accused, informed Fadnavis.

    He further said that in accordance with the directives of Bombay High Court, committees at the levels of District/Zone, Regional and at Government level have been formed for providing protection to RTI activists. The process to enact law for protection of RTI activists is in the pipeline at Government level, stated the Chief Minister.

    Rajeev Ranjan Kushwaha ( [email protected] )

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