Info that led to Shetty's killing made public

These relate to land deals in and around Pune


Danish Raza | February 16, 2010

Sensitive information accessed by Pune-based RTI activist Satish Shetty, which cost him his life, has been made public. Vijay Kumbhar, a social activist of Mumbai, has put these documents on the website
There are more than 200 documents on the website, majority of which relate to irregularities in land deals.
“Very often, a person who holds sensitive information is threatened by the authorities and hooligans. If such information is put in public domain, then the threat to that person is  reduced,” said Kumbhar, who runs a non-government organisation called Surajya Sangharsh Samiti.
Shetty, 39, was killed on January 13, outside his home in Talegaon, on the outskirts of Pune. He was associated with Bhrashtachar Dakshata Samiti.
He had exposed largescale corruption in and deals in Maval, Lonavla, Taje, Pimploli and other areas in and around Pune.
So far, the police have arrested four persons, including Talegaon based lawyer Vijay Gyaneshwar Dhabade.
Kumbhar is not happy with the progress in the case. “It is a highly sensitive matter involving land mafia. We are demanding a CBI enquiry,” he said.



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