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Police ‘clean chit’ to RTI activist

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Rupnagar, April 07, 2014
First Published: 08:07 IST(7/4/2014) | Last Updated: 08:08 IST(7/4/2014)

The district police have given a clean chit reportedly to Right to Information (RTI) activist lawyer Dinesh Chadha in an attempt-to-murder case lodged at Nangal.

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A three-member special investigating team (SIT) led by superintendent of police (detective) DS Mann is reported to have found no evidence to link Chadha to the crime. The Anandpur Sahib deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and the Nangal station house of ficer (SHO) are also on this squad.

Police sources have confirmed that Chadha’s name is dropped from the case that was registered last month after his raising voice against the collection of “gooda tax” (extortion money) on the transport of sand and gravel in Rupnagar district.

Complainant Amarjit Singh, employee of mining royalty contractor Varinder Singh, had stated that some people had tried to kill him at the behest of Chadha near Nangran village in the Nangal area when he had flagged down two sand trucks to check royalty slip.

The lawyers of Rupnagar and Anandpur Sahib had demanded that the case be cancelled.

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