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RTI Activist Shot Dead In Virar, Maharashtra !!!

26 February 2012 No Comment

RTI Activist Premkanth Jha was shot and killed in Virar area of Thane, Maharashtra,he was also the national level public relations officer of the Bhrashtachar Atyachar Virodhi Samiti.

Premkanth was a resident of GuruduttNagar, Fulpada in Virar (E) and was heading home on his bike initially the police had registered an accidental death case but after the family raised suspicion on his death and insisted on the same and the postmortem report confirmed their suspicion when a bullet was found in his head.

Its to be noted that Premkanth had  filed several queries with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation seeking details of several construction projects, Vasai Virar has been budding with various housing projects coming up and lot of irregularities were happening there, which Premkanth had already smelled, it is believed that he had exposed few corruption cases and had already received threat calls which he had ignored, the matter is currently being investigated and it is expected that the Thane Rural Police will get to the core of it.

Superintendent of Police (Thane Rural) Mr.Rajesh Kumar Mor

RTI Activist News Team will be soon visiting S.P Thane Rural, Mr.Rajesh Kumar Mor and getting his views and update on the case from him  and also brief him about threat perceptions which are being faced by Activists in the Thane Rural area of Mira-Bhayander and Vasai Virar belt, which is having major irregularities in their Municipal Corporations which ignore illegal constructions, land grabbing and destruction of Mangroves, which most of the activists have been pursuing and have been under threat for the same.

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