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Bombay HC rejects anticipatory bail plea of RTI activist, accomplice in extortion case

The RTI activist and his alleged accomplice had moved the Bombay HC after being booked by the police in Pune, on a complaint of extortion lodged by a builder.
The Bombay High Court said the RTI activist was the brain behind drafting a false complaint of rape against a builder.(HT PHOTO)
The Bombay High Court said the RTI activist was the brain behind drafting a false complaint of rape against a builder.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 23, 2020 01:49 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByKanchan Chaudhari

Week after RTI activist’s death, police say it was an ‘accident’

Das had taken to RTI activism 8 years ago, filing a series of applications seeking information into the irregularities in the district.
Police officials in Kendrapara said Das’s post-mortem report indicated that he probably died of a road accident.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Police officials in Kendrapara said Das’s post-mortem report indicated that he probably died of a road accident.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 06:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByDebabrata Mohanty

UP RTI activist told to give citizenship proof

The Central Information Commission, while hearing a case when information was denied on the grounds of citizenship, said in its order in 2014 that the principal information officer or PIO will have to give reasons for doubting the applicant’s citizenship in case of denial of information.
Lucknow University (LU) has asked a city-based RTI activist to submit proof of citizenship to get information under the Right to Information Act. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Lucknow University (LU) has asked a city-based RTI activist to submit proof of citizenship to get information under the Right to Information Act. (Representative Image)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 05, 2020 05:33 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

RTI activist found dead near his home in Odisha’s Kendrapara

Das had taken to RTI activism about 8 years ago filing a series of applications seeking information about different government schemes in the district.
The body of Ranjan Kumar Das, a 35-year-old RTI activist known for filing multiple RTI applications in connection with several irregularities in Kendrapara district, was found just about 2 km from his home in Beruan village on Saturday morning.(HT PHOTO.)
The body of Ranjan Kumar Das, a 35-year-old RTI activist known for filing multiple RTI applications in connection with several irregularities in Kendrapara district, was found just about 2 km from his home in Beruan village on Saturday morning.(HT PHOTO.)
Updated on Feb 01, 2020 07:47 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

RTI activist Abhimanyu Panda shot dead outside his house in Odisha

RTI activist Abhimanyu Panda was standing in front of his home in Patrasahi village under Baliguda police station area when two bike-borne miscreants fired a bullet at him and sped away, said the police.
Abhimanyu Panda was a former sarpanch of Bataguda Gram Panchayat and ex-vice chairman of Balliguda block. Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)
Abhimanyu Panda was a former sarpanch of Bataguda Gram Panchayat and ex-vice chairman of Balliguda block. Image used for representational purpose only.(File photo)
Updated on Dec 11, 2019 07:07 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar | ByHT Correspondent

Gurugram-based RTI activist gets death threat

According to the police, the victim, Ramesh Kumar, received the later on Thursday morning when he went to a district court in Shivaji Nagar. He was accompanied by an acquaintance and had parked his car in front of the court.
The activist received a threat letter.(HT Illustration)
The activist received a threat letter.(HT Illustration)
Updated on Sep 13, 2019 10:14 AM IST
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RTI activist booked for demanding Rs 5 lakh from army officer

The suspect has been identified as SK Sharma, a resident of Sector 39, said the police. The victim, Ram Saran Yadav, a retired army officer, lives in Sector 10 with his family and owns two plots, including one in Sector 57.
An RTI activist was booked for allegedly demanding ₹5 lakh from a retired army man residing in Sector 10 and allegedly blackmailing him for flouting certain norms in connection with the allotment of multiple plots to him by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).(HT File (Representative Image))
An RTI activist was booked for allegedly demanding ₹5 lakh from a retired army man residing in Sector 10 and allegedly blackmailing him for flouting certain norms in connection with the allotment of multiple plots to him by the Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda).(HT File (Representative Image))
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 12:14 AM IST
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Gurugram | ByHT Correspondent

RTI activist, missing for a month, found dead in Pune; cops suspect murder

The victim, Vinayak Shirsath, went missing on January 30.
The decomposed body was found near Mutha village on Lavasa road on Monday evening.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The decomposed body was found near Mutha village on Lavasa road on Monday evening.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 12, 2019 05:48 PM IST
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Two persons from Pune pose as RTI activists to extort Rs 10 lakh from builder, nabbed

Police arrested the duo, who were demanding 10 lakh from builder citing alleged irregularities in his proposed project, the information they procured through RTI
The accused identified as Ashutosh Arun Gholap (45), a resident of Bhuyar colony, Kothrud and Ramchandra Dnyanoba Phuge (65), a resident of Shani Mandir in Yerawada were caught red handed by the Shivajinagar police.(HT/PHOTO)
The accused identified as Ashutosh Arun Gholap (45), a resident of Bhuyar colony, Kothrud and Ramchandra Dnyanoba Phuge (65), a resident of Shani Mandir in Yerawada were caught red handed by the Shivajinagar police.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 03, 2018 04:27 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByNadeem Inamdar

Man poses as RTI activist in Thane, extorts Rs 5,000 from grocer

Soni recently threatened said he would expose the grocer’s selling low-quality products and running a fake lottery, and extorted money from him.
The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.
The arrested man has been identified as 41-year-old Mahendra Singh Soni, a resident of Sawarkar Nagar in Thane.
Updated on Nov 22, 2018 07:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByArvind Walmiki, Thane

RTI activist seeks Lord Krishna’s birth certificate from Mathura authorities

RTI activist Jainendra Kumar Gendle from Bilaspur in Chattisgarh had raised the matter after Lord Krishna’s birthday, known as Janmashtami, was celebrated last month.
Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha take part in a procession during celebrations of Janmashtami festival.(AFP)
Children dressed as Lord Krishna and Radha take part in a procession during celebrations of Janmashtami festival.(AFP)
Published on Oct 04, 2018 01:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

RTI activist from Uttar Pradesh who exposed quacks shot at, five booked

Last year in November, an RTI query by the victim Tahir Khan had brought into focus illegal dental clinics being operated by the accused.
Tahir Khan, 35, suffered multiple bullet injuries on his chest and stomach.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Tahir Khan, 35, suffered multiple bullet injuries on his chest and stomach.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 22, 2018 12:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Two Mumbai-based toddy traders held for plotting murder of RTI activist in Telangana

The arrested accused have been identified as Rajeshwar Goud, 46, who lives in Bandra (East) and Rajaiyya Kasakpore, 50, who lives in Jogeshwari.
Podeti Satyanarayana Goud, 56, was murdered in Telangana on May 9.(HT File (Representational Image))
Podeti Satyanarayana Goud, 56, was murdered in Telangana on May 9.(HT File (Representational Image))
Published on Jul 24, 2018 12:57 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByManish Pathak, Mumbai

Hot mix plant operating secretly in Doon, says RTI activist

A hot mix plant, being illegally run on the bank of Yamuna river in Mouja Dharmawala area of Vikas Nagar locality in Dehradun district, is causing a high level of pollution and revenue loss to the state government, claimed a city-based RTI activist on Wednesday
The district administration had seized the hot mix plant last year for causing a significant damage to the ecosystem, but it has been running secretly, alleged a city-based RTI activist.(HT Photo)
The district administration had seized the hot mix plant last year for causing a significant damage to the ecosystem, but it has been running secretly, alleged a city-based RTI activist.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2018 10:06 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | ByHT Correspondent
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