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    I logged in today JUST to express my grief over this ruthless killing, I had no idea who this Mr.Shetty is, but when i learnt he was an RTI activist, i could understand he must have ruffled too many feathers, and used his "weapon" to kill corruption in the society.

    The fact that an RTI activist get KILLED, stands testimony to the powerful weapon that RTI is, Using just RTI he exposed many wrong doings in the Government, and unmasked a lot of officers. His RTI applications were striking deep, and striking really hard.

    Now that a handful GOONS have managed to silence his voice, lets pray his cause and his "weapon" finds more takers, and continue to strike fear in the heart of the corrupt.

    Mr.Shetty was surely not "killed", he was "Martyred" !

    May God bless his soul.



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    As reported at ptinews.com on 16 January 2010

    • Three persons held in Pune RTI activist murder case

    Pune, Jan 16 (PTI) Three persons, including a lawyer, have been arrested in connection with the murder of RTI activist and graft whistle-blower Satish Shetty at Talegaon near here, police said today.

    The trio was held late last night, they said.

    The lawyer, Vijay Dabhade, allegedly had an old enmity with Shetty who had exposed many land scams in the Maval region, sources said.

    The slain activist had lodged complaints against Dabhade in the past for attacking him, they said. Two others held in the case were Pramod Waghmore and Parshuram Telgu.

    Shetty was murdered by two unidentified assailants at Talegaon, a small village about 45 km from here, on January 13 when he was taking a morning walk.

    The arrested persons would be produced in a court at Wadgaon in Maval taluka, police said.

    Police faced flak from Shetty's family members and social activists of various shades for "slow" response in the case.

    Source: fullstory

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    As reported by Payal Banerjee at punemirror.in on January 17, 2010

    ‘I screamed for help, but no one stopped’

    Newspaper vendor Vandana Gajanand, first to witness Shetty’s plight, begged passers-by and motorists for help to take him to the hospital just 100 feet away, but failed

    <table style="border-bottom: 2px solid rgb(128, 0, 0); margin: 9px; width: 200px; height: 200px;" summary="" margin="9" width="226" align="left" border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td bgcolor="#e2e2e2"></td> </tr> <tr> <td bgcolor="#990000">
    Shop in front of which Shetty collapsed
    </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The woman who was the first to witness Right to Information (RTI) Act activist, Satish Shetty’s plight after his gruesome murder on the morning of January 13, is yet to recover from the shock and the trauma of the incident.

    While the cold-blooded manner in which Shetty was hacked to death has rocked the city, the apathy of passers-by that fateful day is sure to haunt Vandana Gajanand for a long time to come.

    Vandana is a resident of Talegaon and owner of the newspaper stall in Talegaon Dabhade near which Shetty had stopped for his daily dose of news when he was attacked.

    ‘NO ONE STOPPED TO HELP’
    Recounting her harrowing experience, a shuddering and stammering Vandana told Pune Mirror, “Satish Shetty lay in a pool of blood in front of my shop, groaning with pain.

    I sought help from motorists and rickshawallas passing by but nobody stopped and came to help.”

    ‘I COULD HEAR HIS SCREAMS’
    Vandana said, “Every morning Shetty would take a walk from his house till the highway. On his way back, he would stop at my newspaper stall and sit for about 30 minutes reading papers. Just behind the stall is the Hari OM shop owned by my husband, where I’d go while Shetty sat reading.

    On January 13 too, Shetty was at my stall reading papers. I went inside the shop to boil milk. My husband was not around.

    Suddenly, I heard screams and instinctively hid under the counter, fearing the worst. I could hear Shetty screaming in pain, but I was too scared to come out.

    Finally, when I did, the attackers had left. I saw Shetty in a pool of blood in front of the shop. The two shops adjacent to ours had not opened yet since it was around 7 am."“

    ‘HOSPITAL WAS JUST 100 FEET AWAY’
    “I ran to the road seeking help. I tried stopping motorists and the rickshawallas. Everyone here knew Shetty and despite seeing him lying badly injured, no one bothered to stop and take him to the Bhandari hospital, which was just 100 feet away across the road,” she said.

    “For the next 15 minutes, I was running on the road, begging passers-by to stop and help me take him to the hospital, but in vain.

    Finally, I managed to stop a motorist and begged him to at least inform Shetty’s family, so that they could come and take him to the hospital. By the time, Shetty’s brothers had arrived.

    I had to be taken to the hospital as well since my blood pressure had increased. I was picked up by the police who interrogated me for hours.”

    “I am still not able to sleep at night as Shetty’s image continuously flashes before my eyes. He was a very good man who would not think twice before helping anyone.

    It’s really sad and shameful that no one stopped to help him!” rued Vandana.


    Source: ?I screamed for help, but no one stopped?, News - Latest - Pune Mirror,Pune Mirror

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    As reported at ptinews.com on 17 January, 2010

    Pune, Jan 16 (PTI) When lawyer Vijay Dabhade, main accused in the whistle-blower Satish Shetty murder case, was brought to the magistrate's court at Vadgaon-Maval, near here, there was a hush followed by whispers that grew louder in the jam-packed hall.

    The reason for the excitement was obvious as the 'lawyer-turned-accused' had donned the black gown in the same courtroom where he had been escorted by police along with two other alleged accomplices, this time, with a black shroud that covered his face.

    But there were members of his fraternity who elbowed their way to the lawyer-accused to assuage him with words "not to worry".

    Member of the Vadgaon-Maval bar, Dabhade is also a practising lawyer in the sessions court in Pune.

    Source: fullstory

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    As reported by Yogesh Joshi in hindustantimes.com on 18 January 2010:
    Another arrest in RTI activist murder case- Hindustan Times

    Another arrest in RTI activist murder case

    The Pune rural police on Sunday made the fourth arrest in connection with the murder of the Right to Information Act (RTI) activist Satish Shetty, even as activists stressed speedy investigation of the matter.

    Dengarya Hanumant Rathod, a contract killer, was arrested by the police in the evening. Shetty was a whistle blower who used the RTI to expose a series of irregularities in land transactions in the lucrative Lonavla-Talegaon area. He was murdered by unidentified assailants at Talegaon, 45 kms from Pune, on January 13.

    Three persons, including lawyer Vijay Dabhade and his accomplices Pramod Waghmare and Parshuram Telegu, were arrested earlier on Friday. They have been sent to police custody till until January 25.

    In a related development, around 100 social and RTI activists gathered in Pune and passed few resolutions that included asking the government to set a time frame for the investigation of the case and following up matters exposed by Shetty.

    “We made the fourth arrest today on the basis of three day investigation,” said Pratap Dighavkar, superintendent of police. The Bombay High court had also directed the Pune police to probe the matter at the earliest.

    “We passed five resolutions today. Some of us will approach the state and central government to apprise them about resolutions,” said RTI activist Vijay Kumbhar. According to Kumbhar, a request will be made to the state government to digitalise all the cases pursued by Shetty so they could be accessed easily by those concerned.

    On Sunday, the minister of state for home Ramesh Bagwe, visited Shetty’s home in Talegaon and offered his condolences.
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    As reported by Gitesh Shelke in dnaindia.com on 18 January 2010:
    Did cops sit on Satish Shetty's protection plea? - dnaindia.com

    Did cops sit on Satish Shetty's protection plea?

    Mumbai: The state government has directed the Pune rural police to conduct a separate inquiry to determine if the policemen concerned intentionally delayed processing the murdered RTI activist Satish Shetty’s application, demanding police protection.

    Minister of state for home Ramesh Bagwe told DNA on Sunday that he has ordered the superintendent of Pune rural police Pratap Dighavkar to conduct an inquiry in the matter.

    “We need to probe if there was laxity on part of the police officers looking into the police protection application submitted by Shetty earlier this month,” Bagwe said.

    Shetty, 38, a resident of Talegaon Dabhade near Pune, was murdered on January 13 when he was returning from his morning walk. He was attacked by three unidentified men wearing masks and armed with butcher’s knives.

    Shetty was attacked near his house on January 3, following which he had submitted an application to the police requesting protection.

    The Pune rural police have already arrested a local advocate, Vijay Dnyaneshwar Dabhade, 45, his office clerk Pramod Dattaraya Waghmare and client Parshuram Tinara Telagu alias Jakki in connection with the Shetty’s murder.

    “The officer who was looking into the protection application, if found guilty of delaying the process, will be suspended,” Bagwe assured. According to him, the concerned police officer would have to explain the reasons for the delay, if indeed there was one.

    Earlier on Sunday morning, state health minister Suresh Shetty, along with Bagwe, visited Shetty’s family members in Pune. The family has demanded an investigation by the CBI in the case.

    “I have assured them that the state government will ensure that the case is properly and thoroughly investigated. The government will take to task all those who are involved in the case, irrespective of how big or influential they may be. The culprits will not go scot-free,” Bagwe assured Shetty’s family.

    Bagwe said that the probe in the case is heading in the right direction, and added that, if need be, he will discuss the issue of a CBI investigation with chief minister Ashok Chavan.
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    As reported by Siddhesh Inamdar in thehindu.com on 18 January 2010:
    The Hindu : Front Page : Activists form RTI council to safeguard information, whistleblowers

    Activists form RTI council to safeguard information, whistleblowers

    PUNE: Right to Information (RTI) activists from Pune came together on Sunday and formed an RTI council to serve as a repository of information obtained by various activists.

    “Once the information obtained by anyone under the RTI is available with a council, there will be less threat to an individual’s life,” said Vivek Velankar, an RTI activist, while speaking to journalists after a public meeting to demand justice for the murdered RTI crusader Satish Shetty.

    “Satish was killed because he obtained valuable information,which, if put in the public domain, would have exposed the wrongdoings of influential people,” he said. “Applications requesting information and the information itself will henceforth be put up on a website so that it is not in the safekeeping of a single person, putting his life at risk.”

    “Right now, there are 10 volunteers who have agreed to be a part of the council,” he said. “They are from Pune. But we are not opposed to opening up the council at the national level too.”

    On the same lines, activists decided to demand the State government to chalk out a Whistleblower Protection Act. Activists also agreed that the most important thing now was to complete the cases Shetty was working on.

    Mr. Kumbhar said, “We will also demand suitable amendments in the Indian Penal Code to ensure that contract killers and people who hire them are awarded the capital punishment.”
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    Its a good news that the case is on progress and the culprits who murder the RTI Activist Satish Shetty are arrested & there must be fast track court to give them the CP so that no such contract killer should think even in dream to do such ugly things and destroy the dignity of the nation,a transparent investigation needed in this matter because who works good for nation are killed by these type of contract killers to be immediately stopped by the higher athourities of Govt of India & activist Kumbhar demanding in amendment to be pass in IPC for Capital Punishment is fare demand and Govt of India & SC has to look these matter very fast.......for this Unity is needed .
    PROUD TO BE INDIAN

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    As reported by Siddhesh Inamdar at hindu.com on January, 18, 2010

    Activists form RTI council to safeguard information, whistleblowers


    PUNE: Right to Information (RTI) activists from Pune came together on Sunday and formed an RTI council to serve as a repository of information obtained by various activists.

    “Once the information obtained by anyone under the RTI is available with a council, there will be less threat to an individual’s life,” said Vivek Velankar, an RTI activist, while speaking to journalists after a public meeting to demand justice for the murdered RTI crusader Satish Shetty.

    “Satish was killed because he obtained valuable information,which, if put in the public domain, would have exposed the wrongdoings of influential people,” he said. “Applications requesting information and the information itself will henceforth be put up on a website so that it is not in the safekeeping of a single person, putting his life at risk.”

    “Right now, there are 10 volunteers who have agreed to be a part of the council,” he said. “They are from Pune. But we are not opposed to opening up the council at the national level too.”

    On the same lines, activists decided to demand the State government to chalk out a Whistleblower Protection Act. Activists also agreed that the most important thing now was to complete the cases Shetty was working on.

    Mr. Kumbhar said, “We will also demand suitable amendments in the Indian Penal Code to ensure that contract killers and people who hire them are awarded the capital punishment.”


    Source: The Hindu : Front Page : Activists form RTI council to safeguard information, whistleblowers

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    sir,
    Threatening and attempt to murder has become a common thing in this country. The gangs which are involved khnom that in india if a gang murder's a person then tthe chances are very bright that they will escape. In this country only individuals are convicted for murders.

    As nobody will come forward to testify against the gangs the gang escapes. The law should be very strict when a gang murders a person than when an individual. I hope our governemnt awakes to this reality.

    Chances are also that people had got the info from so called confidential sources that Mr. shetty will be getting the protection from tommorow. so please do it fast.

    javeed

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