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Editor: Nagaraja.M.R.. Vol.12..Issue.14….….09/04/2016
When a Judge Himself Commits Crime , When a POLICE Himself robs , Murders ….
The public servants & the government must be role models in law abiding acts , for others to emulate & follow. if a student makes a mistake it is excusable & can be corrected by the teacher. if the teacher himself makes a mistake , all his students will do the same mistake. if a thief steals , he can be caught , legally punished & reformed . if a police himself commits crime , many thieves go scot-free under his patronage. even if a police , public servant commits a crime , he can be legally prosecuted & justice can be sought by the aggrieved.
just think , if a judge himself, that too of apex court of the land himself commits crime – violations of RTI Act , constitutional rights & human rights of public and obstructs the public from performing their constitutional fundamental duties , what happens ?
it gives a booster dose to the rich & mighty , those in power , criminals in public service to commit more crimes.
Chief Justice of India , Supreme Court of India is the last savior for public who are suffering injustices at the hands of powers that be , whose fundamental rights & human rights are violated. But inspite of repeated appeal for justice CJI & SUPREME COURT OF INDIA turned their blind eye , became deaf , mute spectator. CJI , SCI let down the suffering masses.
CJI & SCI are hand in league with criminals and are operating cunningly without leaving a trace of evidence. So they cann’t be legally prosecuted. Due to intentional negligence , failure of duties , TACIT SUPPORT by CJI & SCI judges many criminals have escaped , sample of which :
1. Master minds of Late PM Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case.
2. God fathers of Forest brigand Veerappan.
3. Huge robbery took place within RBI.
4. Many Police who are themselves Criminals in Khaki , are not prosecuted for the murders , torture they committed , for the bribes they received. BUT ARE POLICING , PROSECUTING OTHERS.
5. Many Judges who are themselves CRIMINALS are not legally prosecuted for the crimes they committed. BUT ARE JUDGING OTHERS.
6. Big Industrialists of Reliance Industries , RPG Enterprises , others have committed huge crimes involving crores of rupees and still continuing crimes.
7. Top executives of MNC Union Carbide & DOW Chemicals escaped from law after committing man slaughter.
8. Land grabbing worth Billions of rupees took place with TACIT SUPPORT of Judges , Police.
9. Loot of natural resources worth Billions of rupees took place with TACIT SUPPORT of Judges , Police.
10. The crusader , human rights activist , web journalist who raised his voice seeking justice was assaulted , facing life threat , his livelihood destroyed , his news paper closed down , accreditation to journalist & his web news paper denied , he is followed , monitored by criminals that be. The persecutors are not yet prosecuted.
11. What action has been taken by police , state governments concerned and apex court with respect to the murders of whistle blowers , RTI Activists and journalist ? casewise.
12. If not why ?
13. Protection of common people , public is a state subject & police must do their duty to protect citizens. Nowadays Police few police themselves are becoming a threat by working in league with the criminals. What action taken by apex court against duty failing police in the cases mentioned below. Casewise. ?
14. When every organ of the government fails to safeguard constitutional , fundamental rights of a citizen , It becomes the sworn duty of SUPREME COURT OF INDIA to step in and protect the citizens & their fundamental rights , human rights. However when the supreme court judges themselves fail in their duties , what action is taken against such duty failing judges , casewise ? The duty failure of the SCI judges indirectly aids criminals to do more crimes and act of failure , negligence by judges thereby amounts to COLLUSION with CRIMINALS.
15. What action has been taken by supreme court of india based on the Public Interest Litigations filed by our publication ?
PILs can be referred at : https://sites.google.com/site/sosevoiceforjustice/no-jail-for-guilty-judges-police
16. If not taken any action by SCI judges , why ?
17 . When a commonman goes to police station either as a complainant or witness or defendant / accused police question him , enquire his antecedents to know whether the person in question is leading a honest life. In the same way before court during case proceedings , lawyers , judge question the person in same way to ascertain his antecedents. In turn why cann’t the same person is not allowed to question the police , investigating officials , lawyers & judge to ascertain their antecedents , to make sure no match fixing is done ?
Police Complaint against Honourable Chief Justice of India ( CJI ) , SCI , New Delhi
H.E. Honourable President of India ,
Rashtrapathi Bhawan ,
Honourable Sir ,
Subject : Police Complaint against Honourable Chief Justice of India
I have sent numerous appeals to CJI , SCI through post , e mail , web since 1993 regarding crimes , specific crime cases , no action by CJI or SCI. In some criminal cases which has been brought to their earlier notice , CJI & SCI could have prevented it , prevented the crimes from happening , but they didn’t. They let the crime happen & let it continue till date. They might have received something in return for favoring the criminals. Let the almighty give dog’s death to such former CJIs and their family members who thrive like PARASITES on BRIBEs & Public Money without properly doing public duties. CJI is not answering our RTI questions properly nor admitting , acting on our PILs. He is not even replying to our show cause notices.
Thereby CJI is aiding criminals , anti nationals , terrorists and underworld mafia. Hereby , I do appeal to you take action against the erring CJI and accord legal sanction to criminally prosecute chief justice of india and to transfer the complaint to respective jurisdiction police for investigation & legal prosecution. Thank You.
Date : 16.03.2016……………………………………………………………………………… Your’s Sincerely,
Place : Mysuru………………………………………………………………………………………Nagaraja.M.R.
SHOW CAUSE NOTICE TO CJI
We the sufferers of Injustices , suffering public WISH DOG’S DEATH TO CORRUPT JUDGES , CORRUPT POLICE & THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO THRIVE ON BRIBES. In the court of Almighty , God there is no match fixing , we pray to that almighty to give dog’s death , death , suffering due to accident , kidney problem , heart problem , etc to corrupt judges , corrupt police & their family members who shamelessly thrive on bribes , looted public money. They must not have sudden death , they must suffer for months before death. Then alone they will realize the pain of the public.
We whole heartedly salute honest few , honest judges , honest police & honest public servants who are tirelessly upholding rule of law inspite of many obstacles , threat to themselves. We pray to almighty to give strength , health , wealth , longevity to such honest persons.
I have sent numerous appeals to CJI , SCI through post , e mail , web since 1993 regarding crimes , specific crime cases , no action by CJI or SCI. In some criminal cases which has been brought to their earlier notice , CJI & SCI could have prevented it , prevented the crimes from happening , but they didn’t. They let the crime happen & let it continue till date. They might have received something in return for favoring the criminals. Let the almighty give dog’s death to such former CJIs and their family members who thrive like PARASITES on BRIBEs & Public Money without properly doing public duties.
One of the favors enjoyed by Judges for favoring criminal nexus of ruling politicians , tacitly aiding the crimes of ruling government is the discretionary allotment of sites to judges by the government.
I don’t know whether secretariat staff of CJI office & DARPG / DPG officials are forwarding my appeals for justice , e-mails to you or not. They will be held accountable for their lapses if any. This notice is against the repeated failure of constitutional duties & indirect collusion with criminals by previous CHIEF JUSTICEs OF INDIA. Notice is served against them , to the office of CJI , NOT personally against you. At the individual level I do whole heartedly respect Honourable Justice Shri T S Thakur .
Please refer two my appeals for justice through DARPG ;
In india democracy is a farce , freedom a mirage. the most basic freedom RIGHT TO INFORMATION & EXPRESSION , is not honoured by the government,as the information opens up the crimes of V.V.I.Ps & leads to their ill-gotten wealth. The public servants are least bothered about the lives of people or justice to them. these type of fat cats , parasites are a drain on the public exchequer . these people want ,wish me to see dead , wish to see HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH closed . so that, a voice against injustices is silenced forever , the crimes of V.V.I.Ps closed , buried forever.
To my numerous appeals , HRW’s appeals to you ,you have not yet replied. It clearly shows that you are least bothered about the lives of people or justice to them .it proves that you are hell bent to protect the criminals at any cost. you are just pressurising the police to enquire me ,to take my statement, to repeatedly call me to police station all with a view to silence me.all of you enjoy “legal immunity privileges” ,why don’t you have given powers to the police / investigating officer to summon all of you for enquiry ?or else why don’t all of you are not appearing before the police voluntarily for enquiry ?at the least why don’t all of you are not sending your statement about the case to the police either through legal counsel or through post? you are aiding criminals ,by denying me job oppurtunities in R.B.I CURRENCY NOTE PRESS mysore , city civil court ,bangalore , distict court , mysore ,etc & by illegally closing my newspaper.
there is a gross, total mismatch between your actions and your oath of office. this amounts to public cheating & moral turpitude on your part.
1.you are making contempt of the very august office you hold.
2.you are making contempt of the constitution of india.
3.you are making contempt of citizens of india.
4.you are sponsoring & aiding terrorism & organized crime.
5.you are violating the fundamental & human rights of the citizens of india and of neighbouring countries.
6.you are violating & making contempt of the U.N HUMAN RIGHTS CHARTER to which india is a signatory.
7.you are obstructing me from performing my fundamental duties as a citizen of india.
8. As a result of your gross negligence of constitutional duties you have caused me damages / losses to the tune of RUPEES TWO CRORE ONLY.
Read full case details at :
you are hereby called upon to Pay damages to me and SHOW-CAUSE within 30 days , why you cann’t be legally prosecuted for the above mentioned crimes .
If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants , Chief Justice of India & Jurisdictional District Magistrate will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.
if anything untoward happens to me or my dependents , the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty judges , police officials , public servants & Constitutional fuctionaries. Thanking you. Jai Hind , Vande Mataram.
Date : 02.03.2016………………………………………………your’s sincerely,
Place : Mysore , India………………………………………….Nagaraja M R
Police Complaint against Chief Justice of India
Journalist Burned Alive By Police After Exposing Corrupt Politician
Singh’s family maintains that he was set on fire by the government agents who came to his home. His wife said, “the inspector and others barged into the room and poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.”
(ANTIMEDIA) Uttar Pradesh, India – An Indian journalist was reportedly set on fire after exposing a corrupt politician in Uttar Pradesh, a state located in northern India. After accusing a cabinet minister in the state’s legislative assembly of land grabs and involvement with illegal mining, reporter Jagendra Singh was doused in petrol oil and burned alive. He died in the hospital on Monday from burns covering 60% of his body, leading to murder charges against the politician and several police officers involved.
Singh ran a small, online newspaper and published short reports on his public Facebook page. After publishing several reports on Dairy Minister Ram Murti Verma on May 30, police and other “goons” were allegedly sent to his home in Sahajahanpur.
A spokesperson for the local police claimed, “There was a case against Jagendra Singh. We tried to arrest him but he committed suicide.” They failed to identify the allegations against him.
Singh’s family maintains that he was set on fire by the government agents who came to his home. His wifesaid, “the inspector and others barged into the room and poured petrol on him and set him ablaze.” She alleged that he had been assaulted previously for making reports, but police ignored his complaints.
As the Times of India reported,
“Singh had written extensively about the plight of an Aganwadi worker who had told a court recently that she had been gang-raped by the minister and some of his henchmen. In his dying declaration, cops said, the journalist blamed Verma for ordering the attack and narrated how a similar attempt had been made on his life on April 28.”
Singh’s son’s account of the June 1st burning is similar to that of his wife. They “barged into our house and questioned my father about the posts. They started beating him up,” he said. “They poured petrol over him and set him on fire.”
Singh spent a week at a hospital in Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh, before succumbing to his injuries. Verma and four or five others have been arrested and charged with various crimes:
“Sections 302 (murder), 504 (insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC.”
Verma is accused of ordering the attack, as Singh alleged before he died.
Currently, news organizations are reporting conflicting details. The Independent and theGuardian reported charges against six individuals—including Verma—while theTimes of India reported five. Additionally, theGuardian may have incorrectly identified Verma, referring to him as “Ram Murti Singh Yadav.” The Guardian also reported that no arrests had been made, conflicting with theTimes of India’s account.
Regardless of the details, it remains that a journalist was—save the flimsy excuse of suicide from authorities—murdered for exposing corruption. That a politician has the power to silence dissent with death is a sobering reminder of the dangers that come with speaking truth to power.
According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, a non-profit organization, 34 journalists in India have been killed with a “motive confirmed” since 1992. In 2012, for example, a journalist and his family were murdered after he reported on corrupt police officers.
Amnesty International has demanded a thorough investigation into Singh’s death. “This horrific attack highlights the dangers that journalists can face in doing their jobs,” said Shemeer Babu, Amnesty’s program director in India.
47 policemen jailed for life for killing 10 Sikhs in 1991 Pilibhit fake encounter case
Pilibhit: Justice in the 1991 Pilibhit fake encounter case in which 10 Sikhs were gunned down by a team of Uttar Pradesh police has been finally delivered. All 47 policemen convicted in the case have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a Special CBI court.
Terming the encounter fake, CBI Special Judge Lallu Singh had held the 47 policemen guilty on Saturday. Twenty policemen who were present in the court were sent to jail. The court has issued arrest warrants against the remaining convicts.
The original chargesheet had held 57 policemen guilty, of which 10 died during the trial that went on for 25 years.
The incident took place on July 12, 1991. A luxury bus carrying Sikh pilgrims was stopped in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh and 10 of the passengers were offloaded. They were then divided into different groups and taken to different police station areas. All the 10 Sikhs were then killed by the policemen.
The police had then claimed that these men had criminal cases against them and claimed to have recovered arms and ammunition from their possession.
But the prosecution proved that the motive behind the killing was to get rewards for killing terrorists, said reports.
Karun Misra, Jansandesh Times
February 13, 2016, in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Jagendra Singh, Freelance
June 8, 2015, in Shahjahanpur district, Uttar Pradesh, India
MVN Shankar, Andhra Prabha
November 26, 2014, in Andhra Pradesh, India
Tarun Kumar Acharya, Kanak TV, Sambad
May 27, 2014, in Odisha, India
Sai Reddy, Deshbandhu
December 6, 2013, in Bijapur District, India
Rajesh Verma, IBN 7
September 7, 2013, in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
Rakesh Sharma, Aaj
August 23, 2013, in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India
Narendra Dabholkar, Sadhana
August 20, 2013, in Pune, India
Dwijamani Singh, Prime News
December 23, 2012, in Imphal, India
Rajesh Mishra, Media Raj
March 1, 2012, in Rewa, India
Umesh Rajput, Nai Dunia
January 23, 2011, in Raipur, India
Vijay Pratap Singh, Indian Express
July 20, 2010, in Allahabad, India
Vikas Ranjan, Hindustan
November 25, 2008, in Rosera, India
Javed Ahmed Mir, Channel 9
August 13, 2008, in Srinagar, India
Ashok Sodhi, Daily Excelsior
May 11, 2008, in Samba, India
Mohammed Muslimuddin, Asomiya Pratidin
April 1, 2008, in Barpukhuri, India
Prahlad Goala, Asomiya Khabar
January 6, 2006, in Golaghat, India
Asiya Jeelani, freelance
April 20, 2004, in Kashmir, India
Veeraboina Yadagiri, Andhra Prabha
February 21, 2004, in Medak, India
Parvaz Mohammed Sultan, News and Feature Alliance
January 31, 2003, in Srinagar, India
Ram Chander Chaterpatti, Poora Sach
November 21, 2002, in Sirsa, India
Moolchand Yadav, Freelance
July 30, 2001, in Jhansi, India
Pradeep Bhatia, The Hindustan Times
August 10, 2000, in Srinagar, India
S. Gangadhara Raju, Eenadu Television (E-TV)
November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India
S. Krishna, Eenadu Television (E-TV)
November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India
G. Raja Sekhar, Eenadu Television (E-TV)
November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India
Jagadish Babu, Eenadu Television (E-TV)
November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India
P. Srinivas Rao, Eenadu Television (E-TV)
November 19, 1997, in Hyderabad, India
Saidan Shafi, Doordarshan TV
March 16, 1997, in Srinagar, India
Altaf Ahmed Faktoo, Doordarshan TV
January 1, 1997, in Srinagar, India
Parag Kumar Das, Asomiya Pratidin
May 17, 1996, in Assam, India
Ghulam Rasool Sheikh, Rehnuma-e-Kashmir and Saffron Times
April 10, 1996, in Kashmir, India
Mushtaq Ali, Agence France-Presse and Asian News International
September 10, 1995, in Srinagar, India
Ghulam Muhammad Lone, Freelancer
August 29, 1994, in Kangan, India
Dinesh Pathak, Sandesh
May 22, 1993, in Baroda, India
Bhola Nath Masoom, Hind Samachar
January 31, 1993, in Rajpura, India
M. L. Manchanda, All India Radio
May 18, 1992, in Patiala, India
Ram Singh Biling, Azdi Awaz, Daily Ajit
January 3, 1992, in Jalandhar, India
M. Vinod Kumar, Dinakaran
May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India
K. Muthuranalingam, Dinakaran
May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India
G. Gopinath, Dinakaran
May 7, 2007, in Tamil Nadu, India
Hemant Yadav, TV24
October 3, 2015, in Dheena, India
Akshay Singh, Aaj Tak
July 4, 2015, in Meghnagar, Madhya Pradesh, India
Sandeep Kothari, Freelance
June 19 or 20, 2015, in Wardha District, Maharashtra, India
Jitendra Singh, Prabhat Khabhar
April 27, 2013, in Jharkhand, India
Nemi Chand Jain, Freelance
February 12, 2013, in Chhatisgarh, India
Chaitali Santra, Freelance
September 26, 2012, in South Baksara, India
Chandrika Rai, Navbharat and The Hitavada
February 18, 2012, in Umaria, India
Jyotirmoy Dey, Midday
June 11, 2011, in Powai, India
Hem Chandra Pandey (Hemant Pandey), freelance
July 2, 2010, in Andhra Pradesh, India
Jagjit Saikia, Amar Asom
November 20, 2008, in Kokrajhar, India
Arun Narayan Dekate, Tarun Bharat
June 10, 2006, in Nagpur, India
Dilip Mohapatra, Aji Kagoj
November 8, 2004, in Bhagirathipur, India
Parmanand Goyal, Punjab Kesari
September 18, 2003, in Kaithal, India
Indra Mohan Hakasam, Amar Assam
June 24, 2003, in Goalpara, Assam, India
Yambem Meghajit Singh, Northeast Vision
October 13, 2002, in Manipur State, India
Paritosh Pandey, Jansatta Express
April 14, 2002, in Lucknow, India
Thounaojam Brajamani Singh, Manipur News
August 20, 2000, in Imphal, Manipur, India
V. Selvaraj, Nakkeeran
July 31, 2000, in Perambalur, Tamil Nadu, India
Adhir Rai, Freelancer
March 18, 2000, in Deoghar, Jharkand, India
N.A. Lalruhlu, Shan
October 10, 1999, in Manipur, India
Irfan Hussain, Outlook
March 13, 1999, in New Delhi, India
Shivani Bhatnagar, Indian Express
January 23, 1999, in New Delhi, India
Bakshi Tirath Singh, Hind Samachar
February 27, 1992, in Dhuri, India
An Indian freelance journalist was found murdered in his house, along with his wife and two teenage children, on Saturday (18 February).
The Indian Editors Guild believes the killings of Chandrika Rai, his wife, Durga, and their children, Jalaj and Nisha, were linked to Rai’s work as a journalist.
Rai, who wrote for two Hindi-language dailies, Navbharat and Hitavada, had most recently been investigating illegal coal-mining activity near his home in Umaria in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
But there is also a belief that his murder could be linked to his allegation that police officers had been protecting two suspects in a kidnapping case. Police further mentioned that Rai might have been involved in a personal land dispute.
Whatever the case, the editors’ guild has called on the state government to “unravel the conspiracy behind the murders.”
Rai, 42, and his family were bludgeoned to death and each of their bodies were found in separate rooms.
In 1994, a Punjabi cop filed a lawsuit against his colleagues accusing them of the secret torture and killing of innocents. Now, as his case is finally being heard by the Supreme Court, a new documentary traces his long fight for justice.
From 1991 to 1993, an Indian cop named Satwant Singh Manak claimed that he witnessed colleagues in the Punjab police force torturing and killing more than a dozen unarmed individuals. Corruption was rampant in the force at that time, and human rights groups like Human Rights Watch and Ensaaf reported that the Punjab police disappeared and executed thousands of individuals. Finally, after the death of a teenager, Manak decided to report the killings to his superiors—and thus kicked off a two-decade process of retaliation and court cases that culminated in Manak’s appeal to the Supreme Court of India this April. Now, a new documentary, The Last Killing—out on May 23—traces the story of Manak and the lives of the alleged victims on whose behalf he’s fought for so long.
The film, directed by Satinder Kaur and produced by Ensaaf, follows Manak’s saga back almost three decades ago, when he decided to join the Punjab police force as a bright-eyed cadet. It didn’t take long for Manak to witness the rot at the core of the institution. From 1991 to 1993, Manak says he watched, horrified, as fellow officers brutally beat, tortured and executed some 15 individuals—including, he says, Kulwant Singh, a young Punjabi.
Manak decided to speak out and inform his superiors of the alleged killings—an act that led to his own detainment and, reportedly, his torture. After keeping him in illegal detention for 42 days, the Punjab police filed legal cases against him, accusing him of carrying an unlicensed weapon, theft, and firing on a police party with intent to kill—all false charges, Manak says. He was released on bail and promptly filed a lawsuit in October 1994 against his colleagues, accusing them of torturing and murdering 10 individuals.
As a known whistleblower on human-rights violations, Manak became a target for the police force’s ire. In the film, Manak describes how he spent the next several years on the run while the police persecuted his family back home. Officials picked up Manak’s father and detained him on trumped-up charges; Manak says they tortured him so severely, he ultimately succumbed to his injuries at home.
Despite all the threats and challenges, Manak refused to withdraw his case and continued to pursue his colleagues through the Indian justice system. In 2008, a judge from the High Court of Punjab & Haryana finally ordered the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to look into the deaths. For the first time in many years, Manak had reason to hope. His relief was short-lived, however; the State of Punjab quickly appealed the decision and the case languished for another five years.
The Last Killing captures Manak’s interactions with family members of the Punjab police’s alleged victims and his efforts to organize these families to attend the hearings at the Punjab & Haryana High Court in 2013, nearly 20 years after he first filed his case. These moments in the documentary are particularly poignant, especially as family members reconcile Manak’s role as a former police officer seeking justice for their loved ones.
The hearings lead to a devastating turn of events: On November 26, 2013, a two-judge bench of the Punjab & Haryana High Court reversed the original decision, which had ordered the CBI to investigate the claims of extra-judicial torture and killings, and further ordered Manak to pay a fine to each of the accused officers.
In a particularly poignant moment in the documentary, after Manak has been ordered to pay the police for his claim, he states firmly: “I will not be intimidated. I will not be scared, nor intimidated, nor sold.”
Manak’s unwavering dedication, coupled with his insider knowledge about the human-rights abuses in Punjab, carry the viewer through the The Last Killing. The opening scene of the film illustrates the methodical and gruesome nature of the abuses. Manak describes how the police officers would dispose of the “disappeared” in order to avoid detection: before throwing a corpse in the river, the officers would sever the head and remove the intestines so the body would not float and be found.
This opening scene gives a sense of the unimaginable brutalities that Manak says he witnessed and has worked tirelessly to address. As the film follows Manak’s journey over the past two decades and chronicles the challenges he faces in finding justice for the families in his community, the viewer is left wondering about the state of justice in India and the independence of the judiciary. If the judicial system in the world’s largest democracy fails to punish illegal police killings in the light of overwhelming evidence and eyewitness accounts, one cannot help but ask questions about impunity, violence targeting minorities, and human-rights issues in modern India. As we learn in The Last Killing, these questions go beyond the so-called “Decade of Disappearances” that plagued the state of Punjab during late 1980s and early 1990s; the fact that Manak’s case remains unresolved reminds us that the stifling cloud of impunity continues to hang over the Indian state.
On April 2, 2014, Manak appealed his case to the Supreme Court of India. The appeal includes an affidavit that details Manak’s personal experiences of police torture as well as his account of his father’s death as a result of police torture. The Supreme Court’s decision on this case will shed light on how seriously India takes its obligations to protect human rights.
Nature of Activism
|Adv. Mohd. Hasim Shaikh||Mumbai, Maharashtra.||05/01/2014||Assault with Hockey and Iron rods in the late evening when going towards home, got major injuries and also got finger fractured, the assaulters took away the cell phone and a wallet.||Exposed License scams in BMC and also got Penalized officers of BMC by State Information Commissions, working as an alert and active citizen, associated with various citizens group.|
|Rinku Singh Rahi||Uttar Pradesh||26 March 2009||Assaulted, removed to a mental institution.||Rahi is a bureaucrat who used RTI to expose welfare scheme fraud in Muzzaffarnagar|
|Firoz Ibrahim Khan||Maharashta||11/17/07||Assault|
|Gopalbandhu Chhatria||Orrisa||2 January 2009||Assault|
|Ripu Daman Ohri||Punjab||6 January 2009||Assault|
|Ajay Kumar||Delhi||1 January 2010||Assault||Used RTI to enquire about private house/shop construction on public land under authorization given by a Delhi politician.|
|Kiran Pandey||Punjab||1 October 2010||Assault|
|Sumaira Abdulali||Maharashtra||3/16/10||File RTI Online|
|Abhay Patil||Maharashtra||4 January 2010||Assault|
|Ashok Kumar Shinde||Maharashtra||7/17/10||Assault|
|Budhai Kumar||Uttar Pradesh||8 September 2010||Assault|
|S Channabasappa Patil||Karnataka||9/16/10||Assault|
|Yashwant Gavand||Maharashtra||1 February 2011||Assault|
|Arun Baburao Mane||Maharashtra||1 February 2011||Assault|
|Safdar Ali||Jammu and Kashmir||1/20/11||Assault|
|Amar Pandey||Uttar Pradesh||1/27/11||Assault|
|Gopal Prasad, Anil Mittal, Nanda Sawant||Delhi||2 March 2011||Assault|
|Mangala Ram||Rajasthan||3 March 2011||Assault|
|Bharat Guggul, Bhanji Jogen||Gujarat||3 May 2011||Assault|
|Vishnu Medhkar||Maharashtra||4 February 2011||Assault|
|Dilip Jaiswal||Maharashtra||4 May 2011||Assault|
|Arvind Kaushal||Maharashtra||4 August 2011||Assault|
|Jai Bhagwan and Karambir||Haryana||5/21/11||Assault|
|Jaisukh Bambhania||Daman and Diu||8 August 2011||Assault|
|Parshuram Kishanlal Mali||Gujarat||9 July 2011||Assault|
|Mehul Kataria||Maharashtra||10 July 2011||Assault|
|Santosh M Tiwari||Maharashtra, Gujarat||10/16/11||Assault|
|Poonam Solanki||Gujarat||12 February 2011||Assault|
|Akhilesh Saxena||Uttar Pradesh||2008||Assault|
|Parameswar Sabar||Orissa||June 2011||Assault|
|Niren Pareek, Christopher Minz||Assam||May 2007||Assault|
|Sumit Kumar Mahato||Jharkhand||Unknown||Assault|
|Bibhav Kumar, Rajeev Kumar||Uttar Pradesh||1/26/07||Harassment|
|V Gopalakrishnan||Tamil Nadu||3/13/09||Harassment|
|Srikant Prabhu||Maharashta||5 January 2009||Harassment|
|Goverdhan Singh||Rajasthan||3 January 2010||Harassment|
|Mohit Sharma||Delhi||3 December 2010||Harassment|
|Jay Kumar Raghuvanshi||Maharashtra||3/13/10||Harassment|
|Davinder Khurana||Punjab||4 February 2010||Harassment|
|Ganesh Borhade||Maharashtra||7 July 2010||Harassment|
|Gopalkrishnan, Siva Elango, Madhav Vishnubhatta||Tamil Nadu||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Fatima Mynsong, Acquiline Songthiang, Matilda Suting||Meghalaya||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Abhijit Ghosh||Maharashta||9 January 2010||Harassment|
|Bobby Basaiawmoit||Meghalaya||2 January 2011||Harassment|
|Mary Anne Pohshna||Meghalaya||3 September 2011||Harassment|
|M Z Ali||Karnataka||5 October 2011||Harassment|
|Ketan Shah||Gujarat||5 December 2011||Harassment|
|Ravinder Rathi||Haryana||6 February 2011||Harassment|
|Payi Gyadi||Arunachal Pradesh||6 May 2011||Harassment|
|Brijesh Kumar||Delhi||8 February 2011||Harassment|
|Arvind Sharma||Punjab||9 May 2011||Harassment|
|Derrick Dias||Goa||9 November 2011||Harassment|
|Subhash Aggarwal||Delhi||10 July 2011||Harassment|
|Sheeba Fehmi and Arshad Ali Fehmi||Delhi||10 August 2011||Harassment|
|Anupam Saraf, Vaibhav Gandhi and Dinesh Shah||Maharashtra||12/13/11||Harassment|
|Kishan Lal Gera||Haryana||Since 2008||Harassment|
|R V Prasanna||Karnataka||Since 2009||Harassment|
|Shiv Prakash Rai||Bihar||May 2008||Harassment|
|Takhellambam Ibempishak, Sagolsem Memcha
and Konjengbam Anita
|Manipur||Since Apr 2011||Harassment|
|Pawan Sharma||Uttar Pradesh||Since 11 April 2011||Harassment|
|Emmanuel||Andhra Pradesh||February and March 2011||Harassment|
|Jagbir Singh||Delhi||Since February 2011||Harassment|
|Biren Luwang||Manipur||Since April 2011||Harassment|
|Injambakkam H Sekar||Tamil Nadu||Since August 2011||Harassment|
|Khirasindhu Sagria||Orrisa||Since November 2011||Harassment|
|Saleem Baig||Uttar Pradesh||2007||Harassment|
|Shivaji Raut||Maharashtra||June 2011||Harassment|
|Ajay Gakhar||Delhi||July 2011||Harassment|
|All Gujarat RTI users||Gujarat||July 2011||Harassment|
|Ankur Patil||Maharashtra||September 2011||Harassment|
|Gunjan Mehta||Gujarat||December 2011||Harassment|
|C J Karira||Andhra Pradesh||2011||Harassment|
|Nelapati Papireddy, Pachalla Suryanarayana Reddy
and Kovuru Satyanarayana Reddy
|Y. Ekyimo Kikon||Nagaland||Unknown||Harassment|
|Bharat H Gajjar, Milan Joshi||Gujarat||Unknown||Harassment|
|Rolly Shivhare||Madhya Pradesh||Unknown||Harassment|
|Jai Prakash Arya||Delhi||Unknown||Harassment|
|Bhanjibhai Jogel and Bharatbhai Ghughal||Gujarat||Unknown||Harassment|
|Lalit Mehta||Jharkhand||5/15/08||Killed||Mehta used RTI to expose NREGA related scams. Fought for the social audit of NREGA|
|Kameshwar Yadav||Jharkhand||6 July 2008||Killed||Sought information on the nexus among officers, politicians, contractors and middlemen in NREGA related irrigation projects in Deori.|
|Venkatesh||Karnataka||4 June 2009||Killed|
|Arun Sawant||Maharashtra||2 January 2010||Killed|
|Vishram Laxman Dodiya||Gujarat||2 November 2010||Killed|
|Sola Ranga Rao||Andhra Pradesh||4 November 2010||Killed|
|Amit Jethwa||Gujarat||7/20/10||Killed||Used RTI to expose illegal mining in the Gir Forest area. BJP MP Dinu Boga arrested by CBI in this case. Earlier Gujarat police has given clean chit to Dinu Boga.|
|Vijay Pratap (alias Babbu Singh)||Uttar Pradesh||7/25/10||Killed|
|Sonu||Haryana||2 October 2011||Killed|
|Niyamat Ansari||Jharkhand||3 February 2011||Killed||Exposed corruption by contractors in work under MNREGA.|
|Shehla Masood||Madhya Pradesh||8/16/11||Killed|
|S Bhuvaneswaran||Tamil Nadu||1 October 2012||Killed|
|Nadeem Saiyed||Gujarat||11 May 2011||Killed (reason possibly unrelated)|
|Ramvilas Singh||Bihar||12 August 2011||Killed (reason possibly unrelated)|
|V Balasubramanian||Tamil Nadu||8/19/10||Killed(?)|
|Ms. Poonam Solanki||Gujarat||12 July 2011||Assault||Human Rights Activist|
|Dudhram||Jaipur, Rajasthan||2 February 2012||Assault|
|Premnath Jha||Virar, Mumbai||25 Feb 2012||Killed||Filed several RTI queries with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation seeking details of several construction projects|
|Akhil Gogoi||Nalbari, Assam||5 July 2012||Assault|
|Ramesh Agarwal||Raigarh, Chhattisgarh||7 July 2012||Shot|
|Rajesh suresh Bobade||Amravati, Maharashtra||21 September 2012||Assault|
|Vasudeva Adiga||Udupi,Karnataka||12 January 2013||Killed|
|Ram Kumar Thakkur||Ratnauli Village, Muzzafarpur District, Bihar||23 March 2013||Killed||Lawyer; Persisted with a legal case exposing “irregularities” in the implementation of NREGA welfare scheme in his village. Earlier, used RTI and exposed fraud involving sarpanch (village head).|
|L.K.Thapliyal||Uttarakhand||25 July 2013||Assault||Beaten up by a group of men including a ranger, Devendra Baurai from the Chilawali range of Rajaji National Park. Mr L.K. Thapliyal had filed a RTI against Rajaji National Park.|
|Sudhir Yadav||Gurgaon||06 oct 2013||Harassment||An RTI Activist who tried to Bring all the documents of Corruption From Villages of the Block Farrukh Nagar, Gurgaon was threaten to be killed if he continue filling the RTI against Sarpanch and keep asking about the development work.|
|Anoop Singh||Dankaur Town, Noida||December 2013||Abducted and Tortured||An RTI activist was abducted from Dankaur town in Gautam Budh Nagar district on December 13, burnt with cigarette butts on his private parts and beaten with iron rods before being dumped near a petrol pump in a neighbouring district four days later.|
|Dilip kumar reddy k||Hyderabad||3 Jan 2014||removed from the job||Exposed corruption in engineering college fee reimbursement and seat allocation at aurora Institute.|
|Sanjay Tyagi||Meerut||25 May 2014||Killed |
Name : ………………………NAGARAJA.M.R.
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It is the duty of Supreme Court of India to Protect , Guard the constitutional rights , fundamental rights of every Indian citizen . Since 25 years I am appealing to SCI about issues concerning public welfare , national security , etc and as a result suffering injustices , my constitutional rights , human rights are repeatedly violated but SCI is mum even when repeated appeals were made to it. Paradoxically , after these appeals for justice , I have suffered more injustices , attempts on my life were made , physically assaulted , livelihood / jobs were denied , news publication closed , press accreditation denied , received threatening calls , blank calls, even to date rough elements follow us , rough elements scout near home at mid night. Does not these indicate some ties between rough elements & SCI Judges ?
I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police , revenue officials , District Magistrate & Chief Justice of India together with above mentioned accused public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.
If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward like hit & run cases , murder attempts , unnatural deaths , etc happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , guilty Judges , guilty public servants & guilty Constitutional fuctionaries.
Date : 02nd April 2016 ……………………Your’s sincerely ,
Place : Mysuru , India ……………………………Nagaraja M R
PIL – Mercy Death Plea to Honourable Chief Justice of India
IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA ORIGINAL JURISDICTION
CRIMINAL WRIT PETITION NO. OF 2015
IN THE MATTER OF
NAGARAJA . M.R
editor SOS e Clarion of Dalit & SOS e Voice for Justice
# LIG 2 , No 761 ,, HUDCO First Stage , Laxmikantanagar ,
Hebbal , Mysore – 570017 , Karnataka State
Honourable Chief Justice of India , Supreme Court of India & Others
PETITION UNDER ARTICLE 12 to ARTICLE 35 & ARTICLE 51A OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA FOR ISSUANCE OF A WRIT IN THE NATURE OF MANDAMUS UNDER ARTICLE 32 & ARTICLE 226 OF THE CONSTITUTION OF INDIA.
Hon’ble The Chief Justice of India and His Lordship’s Companion
Justices of the Supreme Court of India. The Humble petition of the
Petitioner above named.
MOST RESPECTFULLY SHOWETH :
1. Facts of the case:
“Power will go to the hands of rascals, , rogues and freebooters. All Indian leaders will be of low calibre and men of straw. They will have sweet tongues and silly hearts. They will fight among themselves for
power and will be lost in political squabbles . A day would come when even air & water will be taxed.” Sir Winston made this statement in the House of Commons just before the independence of India & Pakistan. Sadly , the forewarning of Late Winston Churchill has been proved right by some of our criminal , corrupt public servants.
2. As a result of fighting for public causes , public good I have individually sufferred numerous injustices and still sufferring injustices. My newspaper publication was illegally closed down , my web news paper not given with press accredition , my job oppurtunities in RBI Note press , PES Engineering college , NIE Engineering college , Mysore district court , etc snatched away illegally , I was beaten up , attempts on my life were made even after bringing threats to my life were brought to notice of supreme court of india. See how duty duty conscious our supreme court judges are ? all these sufferrings for public causes I have raised & to silence me.
2. Question(s) of Law:
Are police & Judges above law ? Can Judges & Police Comitt crimes , go scot free ? Can Judges & Police intentionally neglect ( to aid criminals ) their duties , while shamelessly drawing tens of thousands of rupees monthly salary & perks on time without fail from public exchequer.
Requests for equitable justice , Prosecution of corrupt public servants , corrupt judges , corrupt police. Request for supreme court orders to judges & police to perform their duties properly.
Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.
Read the actual case details at following web pages involving judges & police in crimes. The criminal network , corruption net work , MAFIA of Judges & Police is strong , whenever one of their members is accussed , others white wash , bury the case in the name of investigation. Transparent , impartial investigation as in the case of common man is not at all done.
We respect the honest few in judiciary , police & public service. Those honest few are also becoming parties to crime by becoming silent , by not doing their duties , by not arresting their corrupt colleagues. Their by they are covering up crime & aiding criminals to commit more crimes.
Due to these type of corrupt judges & corrupt police innocents, commoners land in jails and some are even hanged for crimes not commited by them , while the rich crooks roam free.
The corrupt judges & corrupt police are shameless people , parasites in our society. They take tens of thousands of rupees monthly salary & perks from our money , tax payer’s money and still don’t do their duties properly. The judges give sermons , judgements running into hundreds of pages when their own folk is in the dock , caught for crimes they intentionally fall silent. The police use filthy language , use 3rd degree torture against commoners , innocents when their own folk is in the dock , caught for crimes , dacoity they don’t use filthy language nor they use 3rd degree torture . Even in fit cases where alleged Judges & Police can be given death sentence , they are spared , why ?
Please don’t send police again to my home neither refer my case to police. They don’t have practical powers to inquire high & mighty judges. They will come to my home , call me to police station , will take a statement from me & will close the file by sending it to head quarters. This has happened previously number of times. If you are honest in intent , Please constitute an impartial , transparent empowered Inquiry committee to deal this case.
The judges , police & public servants intentionally delay taking action in cases and withhold giving information in time , so that evidences are buried in time , gets destroyed and time lapse occurs resulting in the case becoming time barred. Some of PILs submitted by us are 20 years old concerning national security and I was also eligible for free legal aid at the time of application – still the judges & police didn’t take appropriate action however they shamelessly took thousands of rupees salary , perks from our money. Till date no justice in sight instead more injustices meted out to me as a result of this crusade. THESE INCAPABLE JUDGES & POLICE ARE UNFIT FOR THE POSITIONS THEY OCCUPY , IF THEY CANN’T PROVIDE JUSTICE ATLEAST GIVE ME MERCY DEATH.
I ,NAGARAJA.M.R. hereby do declare that information given above are true to the best of my knowledge & belief. If i am repeatedly called to police station or else where for the sake of investigations , the losses i do incurr as a result like loss of wages , transportation , job , etc must be borne by the government. prevoiusly the police / IB personnel repeatedly called me the complainant (sufferer of injustices) to police station for questioning , but never called the guilty culprits , rich crooks , criminals even once to police station for questioning , as the culprits are high & mighty . this type of one sided questioning must not be done by police or investigating agencies . if anything untoward happens to me or to my family members like loss of job , meeting with hit & run accidents , loss of lives , death due to improper medical care , etc , the jurisdictional police together with above mentioned accussed public servants will be responsible for it. Even if criminal nexus levels fake charges , police file fake cases against me or my dependents to silence me , this complaint is & will be effective.
If I or my family members or my dependents are denied our fundamental rights , human rights , denied proper medical care for ourselves , If anything untoward happens to me or to my dependents or to my family members – In such case Chief Justice of India together with the jurisdictional revenue & police officials will be responsible for it , in such case the government of india is liable to pay Rs. TWO crore as compensation to survivors of my family. if my whole family is eliminated by the criminal nexus ,then that compensation money must be donated to Indian Army Welfare Fund. Afterwards , the money must be recovered by GOI as land arrears from the salary , pension , property , etc of guilty police officials , Judges , public servants & Constitutional fuctionaries.
The Petitioner has sent many letters / appeals / petitions to supreme court of india & other courts through e-mail , DARPG website & through regular mail requesting them to consider those as PILs. But none ofthem were admitted , even acknowledgement for receipts were not given. See How duty conscious ,our judges are & see how our judges are sensitive towards life , liberty of citizens , commonmen & see howcareless our judges are towards anti national crimes , crimes worth crores of rupees. That the present petitioner has not filed any other petition (which are admitted by courts) in any High Court or the Supreme Court of India on the subject matter of the present petition.
In the above premises, it is prayed that this Hon’ble Court may be pleased:
a . Hereby , I do request the honorable supreme court of India to consider this as a PIL for : “writ of Mandamus” and to issue instructions to the concerned public servants in the following cases to perform their duties & to answer the questions.
b . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.
c. To legally prosecute the public servants who are responsible for not giving press accreditation to my web news papers , myself as a journalist and responsible for closure of my news papers.
d. To legally prosecute authorities of M/s RPG Cables Ltd , who denied job opportunities to me under the behest of criminals responsible for late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
e. To legally prosecute authorities of M/s PES College of Engineering , who denied job opportunities to me under the behest of criminals responsible for late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
f. To legally prosecute authorities of M/s National Institute of Engineering , who denied job opportunities to me under the behest of criminals responsible for late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
g. To legally prosecute authorities of M/s Reserve Bank Note Nudran Pvt Ltd , who denied job opportunities to me under the behest of criminals responsible for late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
h. To legally prosecute authorities of Mysore District Courts & Bangalore District Courts , who denied job opportunities to me under the behest of criminals responsible for late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
i. To legally prosecute persons responsible for attempts on my life.
j. to legally prosecute judges , police & CBI officials responsible for cover-up of late PM Rajiv Gandhi assassination case.
K . To provide protection to life , liberty , livelihood , jobs of me , my family members & dependants.
l. To reopen , reinvestigate assassination case of Late PM Rajiv Gandhi.
m. To legally prosecute authorities of supreme court of india for not answering show cause notice issued to them and order them to answer the show cause notice as well as RTI questions given to them by the petitioner.
n. To conduct an impartial , transparent supreme court monitored enquiry into cases mentioned by me.
o. To admit all PILs filed by me in larger public interest.
p. To initiate criminal prosecution of public servants , police & judges who are trying to cover up crime and criminals by denying me information , by not taking action on our appeals , PILs.
q. To award me a compensation of RUPEES TWO CRORES towards the losses I have sufferred and injustices I am still going through for fighting for public causes.
r. To recover compensation amount as land arrears from guilty police , guilty judges & guilty public servants individually.
s. To permit me to work in the investigation team , to assist them in investigation subject to conditions .
t . to pass such other orders and further orders as may be deemed necessary on the facts and in the circumstances of the case.
u. THESE INCAPABLE JUDGES & POLICE ARE UNFIT FOR THE POSITIONS THEY OCCUPY , IF THEY CANN’T PROVIDE JUSTICE ATLEAST GIVE ME MERCY DEATH. Then GOI must pay Rs. Two Crore compensation to my family and must recover it as arrears from duty failing judges , police & public servants who failed to deliver justice & protect an Indian citizen.
FOR WHICH ACT OF KINDNESS, THE PETITIONER SHALL BE DUTY BOUND, EVER PRAY.
Dated : 02nd April 2016……….………………….FILED BY: NAGARAJA.M.R.
Place : Mysuru , India………………………………PETITIONER-IN-PERSON
1: Satyendra Dubey (1973–2003):- He was an Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer posted as Project Director in the National Highways Authority of India (N.H.A.I) at Koderma. Indian Government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had started ambitious Golden Quadrilateral project to connect all major cities of India via four and six lane highways. At this time he was responsible for the expansion of Aurangabad-Barachatti section of National Highway 2. He discovered that Larsen and Toubro had taken contract from Indian government and passed it to smaller contract mafias who were incapable of handling such a large scale project. Apart from this, he noticed that proper procedure and quality was not maintained while constructing the roads. He wrote to his senior officials in N.H.A.I and when he didn’t get proper response he wrote directly to Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He requested that his identity to be kept secret but the letter along with his bio-data was forwarded to Ministry of Road Transport and Highways. While returning from a wedding in Varanasi he was murdered in Gaya, Bihar on 27 November 2003.
2: Shanmugam Manjunath (1978 – 2005):- He was a manager at Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) posted Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh. Manjunath was murdered for sealing a corrupt petrol station which was selling adulterated fuel. He had sealed two petrol pumps in Lakhimpur Kheri for three months and when they started operating again he took a surprise raid to check the quality of fuel. He was shot six times and his dead body was found in the back seat of his car. This news created huge outcry in nation and media. Sessions court found all accused guilty and sentenced them to death. Allahabad high court changed the verdict to life imprisonment of 5 while acquitting the other two. Indian Oil Corporation paid a compensation of 2.6 million INR to Manjunath’s Family.
3: Narendra Kumar (1979–2012): Narendra Kumar was an Indian Police Service (I.P.S) officer from 2009 batch and he was posted in Morena district of Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Morena district is famous for fine quality of sand found in Chambal River bed which is used in construction of buildings, and in past years illegal mining is rampant in not only Morena District but in many parts of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Kumar was posted as sub-divisional police officer in Morena district and he had been trying to stop illegal quarrying in the area. On 8th march he received information about illegally mined stones being carried in a tractor. He went to check if the information was true or not. He reached the spot and asked the driver to stop but the tractor driver ignored his warning and ran vehicle over him.
4: Lalit Mehta (1972–2008): Lalit Mehta was a Right to Information (R.T.I) activist who had exposed ongoing scams in National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in Palamau District of Jharkhand. Lalit Mehta was an engineer turned social activist. He was actively involved in activities that sought to advance rural employment, basic health facilities, right to food, and child rights. At the time he was working as full-time activist of the Right to Food Campaign. He was also the secretary of the Vikas Sahyog Kendra (VSK), a non-governmental organization based in Palamau. On the evening of 14th May 2008 he was travelling back to Chatarpur on his motor bike when he was attacked and killed. The Chhatarpur Police found his mutilated body and a belt around his neck Kandaghati in Chhatarpur on May 15. He was strangled and his face was smashed to deformed beyond recognition. It was suspected that he was murdered by “people who siphoned off NREGS funds”. National RTI Forum started Lalit Mehta RTI Gallantry Award, honoring his contribution in exposing scams via R.T.I.
5: SP Mahantesh: He was serving as a Deputy Director of Cooperative Audit in Karnataka. Throug his investigation he found that there were several irregularities in land acquisition, layout formation and allotment of sites and it involved many officials and politicians. He had prepared an audit report of the BEML Employees’ Cooperative Society, which was accused of making improper land allotments to several influential persons. He was attacked thrice prior to final assault that claimed his life on 15th may 2012.On the evening of 15th may he was driving home in his Maruti 800 when he was stopped by four assailants. Attackers first dragged him out and beat him with iron rods and punches. When he went unconscious, his body was thrown on sharp stones. This whole accident happened at high security zone where chief justice of Karnataka lives but according to police out of 16 CCTV cameras none was able to record footage as it was raining heavily that day. The 48-year-old died five days later due to a cardiac arrest.
6: Amit Jethwa (1975 – 2010): He was an Indian environmentalist and social worker and he worked actively in the Gir Forest area near Junagadh, Gujarat. During his work as a social worker he found that illegal mining was carried out in protected areas and he charged Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament, Dinu Solanki as main culprit. He was working as the president of the Gir Nature Youth Club and he was the one who highlighted the use of a Chinkara deer in a scene in the movie Lagaan and opposed a Bhuj court decision which put a stay on inquiry against the actor-director Aamir Khan. Not only this but he was also instrumental in the five-year jail term of Bollywood actor Salman Khan for shooting an endangered Chinkara deer. On 20th July, soon after he filed a case against BJP MP, he had gone to meet his lawyer near the Gujarat High court in Ahmedabad. As he was leaving the complex, two assailants on a motorcycle shot him at close range with a country-made pistol. He fought bravely with the assailants but they were able to escape. In the initial days of enquiry Gujrat police gave clean chit to Dinu Solanki but this was severely criticized. Later the case was transferred to CBI and in November 2013 Dinu Solanki was arrested by CBI.
7: Satish Shetty (1970 – 2010): Satish was an Indian social activist and he was noted for exposing many land scams in Indian state of Maharashtra. He had used the Right to Information Act to expose irregularities in Government offices and construction work carried out in Maharashtra. Shetty was a systematic whistleblower and he was credited with throwing light on several major land scams in the Talegaon—Lonavala regions a famous region in Maharashtra for Real- Estate developers and retailors. He also exposed the corruption in the construction of country’s first expressway the Mumbai—Pune expressway. In the morning of 13th January he was attacked by three to four masked men with butcher’s knives when he was reading a newspaper at a kiosk at around 7 on his way home from a morning walk. The police investigations proposed a different theory for the murder, and eventually the case was transferred to CBI.
8: Rinku Singh Rahi: He was Provincial Civil services (PCS) civil servant and he was fighting against corruption in sponsored welfare schemes in Uttar Pradesh (UP). He was born in Aligarh and completed his B.Tech degree in Metallurgy at NIT, Jamshedpur in 2002. In the same year, he scored All India 17th rank in GATE but he opted for a civil services career instead. Rahi ordered an inquiry into the allocation of funds by social welfare department in Muzaffarnagar over the last five years and he found discrepancies. Out of the allocated funds to be distributed as part of Old-age pension scheme, money was taken for 62,447 people but only 47,707 beneficiaries received it. There were no records for 55 million rupees distributed to 22,000 OBC students and 110 million rupees distributed to all BPL families. He also went on hunger strike to draw attention of Akhilesh Yadav government’s reply on his pending RTI applications. He was shot six times by local gangsters, damaging his jaw and the vision of one eye and he is currently working as a coordinator at Bhimrao Ambedkar coaching center in his hometown.
9: Yashwant Sonawane: He was posted as Additional District Collector of Malegaon (Maharashtra). He had received information about oil adulteration carried out at large scale in Malegaon. While going to Nandgaon he spotted a few trucks parked in a very suspicious manner near the road side. Trucks of big oil companies like IOC, HPCL and BPCL were parked. When he started investigating about the trucks a man named Popat Shinde, along with his men attacked the officer, beat him up and then set him on fire. He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital.
10: D. K Ravi (1979 – 2015): Doddakoppalu Kariyappa Ravi commonly known as D. K. Ravi was an Indian Administrative Service officer of Karnataka cadre from the 2009 batch. He was posted as Deputy Commissioner in Kolar district and was known as pro people administrator and started crackdown of illegal sand mining and encroachment of government lands in Kolar and Gulbarga. Later on he was transferred to Bangalore as Additional Commissioner of Commercial Taxes and there he prepared a list of many tax defaulters and set a target of 1000 crores to collect from tax evading defaulters. During first two weeks of his working he collected 138 crore INR from tax defaulters and came into lime light of many political goons. He received many threat calls from tax defaulters and sand mafia. On 16th march 2015 he was found dead with his body hanging on celling fan in his residence in Koramangala, Bangalore. The initial police investigation, forensic and medical evidence showed it a case of suicide but then protest erupted in cities where he worked and mass band was organized by opposition parties for handing over the inquiry to Central Bureau of Investigation (C.B.I). On 13 April 2015 the Centre ordered a CBI probe into the mysterious death of IAS officer DK Ravi and the case is still going on.
The list compiled by us is only a fraction of whistle blowers working in India. In recent times Whistle blowers have used Right to Information as their prime tool to gather information about various government schemes, their expenditure and corruption going in them. In the past five years, some 150 whistleblowers have allegedly been harassed or jailed for exposing corruption; while as many as 20 have been killed.
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