Saturday, June 19, 2010

RTI applicant from Draggar Khansahib, Budgam attacked

An RTI applicant from Draggar Khansahib district Budgam Ghulam Nabi Shah (s/o Shamas ud din Shah, r/o Draggar Khansahib Budgam) was attacked after filing an RTI application on 31 May 2010. The applicant has sought details about money distributed under housing scheme for poor call Indira Awaas Yojna (IAY). He also asked information about NREGA works executed in his village. Shah says there is lot of bungling in these schemes especially in Khansahib block of Budgam district. He went to file RTI in BDO's office at Khansahib on 31st May 2010 around 11 am. The BDO told him wait as his clerk was not there. In the meanwhile he was caught hold by some contractora who are political workers of local MLA Hakim Yaseen along with them one one official from BDO office Gulzar who is a Village Level Worker (VLW) of Mujpathree. These people beat him and threatened to kill him along with all the those people who file RTI in BDO office in future. Ghulam Nabi was hurt on face,eye and has got a medical record fo the same.

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