Published On : Sat, Jan 4th, 2014

RTI activist alleges death threat by contractor Raja Dronkar for raising voice under the RTI

Nagpur News.

An RTI activist and Regional Secretary of All India Hindu Mahasabha has lodged a complaint with police against a contractor for accosting him and abusing, beating him. The contractor even allegedly doled out a threat to kill the RTI activist, the complaint said.

According to reports, the RTI activist Mohan Karemore digs out important information using the powers of Right to Information Act and then files Public Litigation Petitions (PILs) in courts. Recently, Karemore raised his voice against the contractor Raja Dronkar who had constructed the new Butibori-Umred Road. However, the inferior quality of construction led to the poor condition of the road very shortly. The maintenance work of the road is also with the contractor, alleged the RTI activist. Karemore had even submitted memorandums to the Public Works Department (PWD) and other departments during the Winter Session of Maharashtra Legislature held in Nagpur. He had strongly demanded action against the contractor Raja Dronkar.

In the same context, Mohan Karemore had gone to PWD office. However, the contractor Raja Dronkar allegedly accosted him and resorted to abusing and beating Karemore. Dronkar allegedly threatened Karemore that he (Karemore) will face consequences if any complaint is lodged against him or any information is sought under RTI. Karemore immediately rushed to Sadar Police Station and lodged a complaint against Dronkar. Police have registered a non-cognisible offence in the matter.

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