Murder of R.T.I. Actvists must be curbed and family of victim may be provided adequate compensation.
Mahesh Pratap Singh Yogi M P Singh<email@example.com>
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Police may be directed to take stern action against those who are indulged in the murder of R.T.I. Activist. No arrest of any accused by police is the signal of laxity which is not in the interest of justice.
14 June 2015
Hon’ble Sir-Matter is concerned with the Guru Prasad Shukla an R.T.I. Activist who was murdered by Gram Pradhan and his accomplices because of seeking information concerned with the developmental activities carried out in the village panchayat by the public functionaries. Village panchayat-Haradi Gaura , Police station-Haradi District-Baharaich /Baundi , age of the victim-48 years. Tragic date of event-Saturday early in the morning .Time of death 7:30 at district hospital.
Guru Prasad had done hunger strike for duration one month before three months ago which irritated concerned public functionaries who are looting the public fund meant to development of aforesaid village panchayat.
With due respect your applicant wants to draw the kind attention of the Hon’ble Sir to the following submissions as follows.
1-It is submitted before the Hon’ble Sir that if department of personnel and training, Government of India advising the state government functionaries to provide adequate protection to the R.T.I. Activists so that their untimely demise in the state could be curbed, then why lackadaisical approach is adopted by police in order to pay heed to grievances of R.T.I. Activists cum whistle blowers.
2-It is submitted before the Hon’ble Sir that this is obligatory duty of state police to provide security to citizenry but when handful R.T.I. Activists are not safe , then think about the miserable condition of common public. This poor condition in the state of R.T.I. Activists is after the direction of nodal agency department of personnel and training in regard to protection of R.T.I. Activists. Every one knows that there is rampant corruption in the system and if R.T.I. Activists are supporting to curb it ,then why state government is not supporting the their stand and providing protection to them. Here protection means due care to their grievances so that they can avoid the tragedy.
3-It is submitted before the Hon’ble Sir that
An RTI activist, Zakir Siddique, was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Shravasti district. The victim’s wife Kamanrunnisha has lodged an FIR alleging that the husband and supporters of panchyat chief of Lalbojhi village were behind the murder. It has been claimed that the panchayat chief’s husband Jagdev Verma and his supporters intercepted Zakir near his home and fired him after an argument.
Mangat Tyagi, who had filed around 14,000 RTI applications and unearthed various cases of corruption in government departments, was shot dead by three car-borne assailants when he was standing outside his house in Bankhanda village on April 14.
The direction of D.G.P. don’t reach to subordinates in state of uttar pradesh. In this state police personnel are governed by their own rule as don’t care what directions their superintendent has issued or what circular has been circulated from their head office. These surprising facts came when an RTI Activist Advocate Mr. Gaurav Agarval sought information concerned with the security of RTI Activists in the state . According to state home department ,no circular/order has been issued in concerned with the security of RTI activists . While D.G.P. office revealed contrary facts that direction concerned with the security of RTI Activists in the state has been issued to zonal offices and units in the month of June. D.G.P. office also informed aforesaid advocate that joint secretary of home department of central government had issued guide lines in regard to security of RTI activists in March 2011. It is true fact that law order is state subject and to safe guard the life and property of people of state is the duty of state government. Why state government is adopting lackadaisical approach in regard to compliance of directives of central government concerned with the security of RTI Activists cum whistle blowers. Government of uttar pradesh is also adopting lackadaisical approach in appointment of members of transparency panel. Why state functionaries are wreaking vengeance with public spirited persons even when they are supporting the government in fishing out corrupts from the system.
This is humble request of your applicant to you Hon’ble Sir that It can never be justified to overlook the rights of citizenry by delivering services in arbitrary manner by floating all set up norms. This is sheer mismanagement which is encouraging wrongdoers to reap benefit of loopholes in system and depriving poor citizens from right to justice. Therefore it is need of hour to take concrete steps in order to curb grown anarchy in the system. For this your applicant shall ever pray you Hon’ble Sir.