RTI activist’s death: Five named in FIR absconding

Following his death, an FIR has been registered against five persons involved in the temple land dispute, police said.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:May 4, 2014 2:50 am
Chandra Mohan Sharma Chandra Mohan Sharma

Five persons against whom an FIR has been filed after RTI activist and AAP member Chandra Mohan Sharma was found charred to death in his car are absconding, police said on Saturday. Meanwhile, Sharma’s family continued to demand a CBI probe into his death.

The body of the RTI activist was found in his burnt car in Greater Noida on Friday night. According to police, Sharma had received threats for highlighting an encroachment on a temple land in Kasna. Though the family had approached police in Kasna, no complaint had been registered.

Following his death, an FIR has been registered against five persons involved in the temple land dispute, police said.

The AAP criticised the police for what it said their “reluctance to investigate the case”.

“The post-mortem report states that the cause of death was due to asphyxiation. Apart from the burn injuries, there were no other external injuries. Currently, we are waiting for the technical examination report of the car to know how the fire started,” SSP (Gautam Buddh Nagar) Preetinder Singh said.

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