An RTI activist was seriously injured when unidentified assailants shot at him in Deepnagar locality in Sonebhadra, police sources said on Thursday.
An FIR has been registered against three persons including a block development officer (BDO) after Amarnath Pandey, 55, an RTI activist and homoeopathy doctor, was fired at on Wednesday with a country made pistol, they said, adding he was admitted to a hospital.
Pandey, also a Congress worker, had tried to expose corruption in development block Ghorawal due to which government had issued a recovery order of Rs 30 lakh from the concerned officers for misappropriation of funds.
Last week also, Pandey was hit by a jeep when he was returning home on his scooter.
Meanwhile, demanding immediate arrest of attackers, Congress activists staged a sit-in Jubli corssing here creating traffic jam in the area.
Superintendent of Police, Deepak Kumar said that police have launched a manhunt to nab attackers.