Sandip Shetty, younger brother of slain social worker Satish Shetty, on Thursday moved the Bombay High Court seeking investigation by Central Bureau of Investigation into the Pune-based RTI activist’s murder.
The high court has taken suo motu cognisance of Satish Shetty’s brutal murder and also hinted at espousing the causes for which he died. Shetty was murdered on January 13 outside his Talegaon Dabhade residence.
Advocate Amit Bhowmik informed the court that Sandip intended to intervene in the suo motu proceedings and was willing to provide information sought by his slain brother under the Right to Information Act, which purportedly exposes land mafias in Pune district.
Justice F I Rebello and Justice J H Bhatia asked Sandip to hand over the documents to amicus curie, senior lawyer Dinyar Madon.
Government pleader Nitin Deshpande said five of the six accused behind Satish Shetty’s murder had been arrested, while one person was still missing. The court adjourned the hearing by a week.
The court has also directed Mumbai police commissioner to file an affidavit stating the steps taken to prevent attacks on social activists in the city.