Home Minister R.R. Patil at the Legislative Council on Tuesday announced the state’s intention to handover the murder case of Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty’s case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
Shetty, who exposed many land scams in Maharashtra, was killed by unidentified men while taking a morning walk at Talegaon, on the outskirts of Pune, on January 13.
“The state police have already arrested six people who were involved in the crime. However his family has written to me saying they are not happy with the investigation and the court has also asked us to initiate a higher inquiry and go for advanced probe like brain mapping tests,” said Patil.
He said that considering all these demands, the state feels that the CBI should handle the case. The issue was raised by NCP Member of the Legislative Council (MLC) Arun Gujrathi who sought investigation in the matter.
After Shetty’s murder and attack on other activists, including Nayana Kathpalia of Citispace, the state decided to induct such activists into the local police public coordination committee to address local issues.