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RTI Activist Ram Vilas Singh Shot Dead In Bihar

10 December 2011 One Comment

RTI Activist Ram Vilas Singh Shot Dead In Bihar

Another RTI Activist paid with his life, this time from Bihar, 56 years old Ram Vilas Singh from Lakhisarai , who had filed dozens of RTI applications on hoarding, black marketing, appointment of panchayat teachers and aanganwadi workers and status of development schemes in villages, was shot dead on Thursday morning at his native village, barely five km from the district town.

On the basis of his son Abhishek Kumar’s statement, the police have registered a case against five people its being understood.

The murder took place at Ramvilas’s paternal Bhavangama village under Amhara panchayat. Unidentified assailants hiding in nearby bushes fired at Singh. Two bullets hit him in chest and he died while being taken to the hospital.

Lakhisarai sub-divisional officer Vinay Kumar Roy said the police strongly suspected the involvement of his political rival from the same village, Rajesh Singh alias Bambam and a case is filed against him,Meanwhile Bambam singh is absconding and only after his arrest things would clear out on the murder of Ram Vilas Singh.

RTI Activist team spoke to Shri Rajkishore Madhukar who is pursuing the progress on this case, who has confirmed that Bambam Singh has been made the main accused in this case and further details are being awaited from him.

Meanwhile we at RTI Activist again question the Political Machinery of this country .The Lokpal debate after the FDI row seems to be pushing back the whistle blowers protection bill , till then threats loom large on  the activists who risk their lives by exposing the corrupt, “Hail the Government and Politicians of this Country who get paid for disrupting the parliament and not working. On the name of showing dissent political parties and politicians blow up money of tax payers, Let them not take salaries for the days when they blocked the working of the parliament” whereas an important issue such as the Whistle Blowers Protection Bill still is stuck courtesy the entire Politicians of this country.

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  • Astra said:

    It is unfortunate that do gooders do not seem to have long life in the backward towns and villages of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. The districts of Gaya, Arra, Chappra and Hajipur in Bihar, and adjoining districts of Ballia, Ghazipur, Azamgarh, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Gorakhpur is heavily infested with Marxist and Mafia dons who hold sway, and loot and kill at whim. Strangely not much devlopment or government investment has come to these districts since independence..
    Anglo-Indian and Berngali families that had made these areas home in British days have long gone. The alst famous Benglai family of Pandit Ravi Shankar also migrated out of Ghazipur.