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RTI activist 'threatened' by minister's wife

chandigarh Updated: Nov 09, 2012 23:12 IST
Tarun Upadhyay
Tarun Upadhyay
Hindustan Times
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A right to information (RTI) activists has filed a police complaint against the wife of revenue minister Raman Bhalla, alleging that she has threatened him against pursuing the case of multi-crore land transfer to hoteliers in Gulmarg.

RTI activist SK Bhalla has been fighting the case of alleged illegal transfer of land earmarked for the development of tourist infrastructure under the masterplan of Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) by Revenue and tourism department since 2009 Prof SK Bhalla had filed an application in the high court seeking directions of the court to the vigilance commissioner to produce a demi-official letter written by revenue minister Raman Bhalla asking to close the case against him in Gulmarg land deal.

The letter was produced in the court by the vigilance organisation. The court had said since it was produced in the open court it saw no reason to consider it as privilege document and according directed Vigilance Organistion to provide copy of it to the applicant.

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