RTI activist shot at in Bihar,critical

Police said the incident took place around 10 pm when Razi Hasan was returning home in Chandwara locality

Written by Express News Service | Patna | Published:May 12, 2012 12:55 am

An RTI activist was shot at in Muzaffarpur late on Thursday night.

Police said the incident took place around 10 pm when Razi Hasan was returning home in Chandwara locality. Two persons,who were riding a motorcycle,shot at Hasan,grievously injuring him.

Hasan is battling for life at Sadar Hospital. Police have arrested the two.

Hasan,an RTI activist who was recently felicitated by Arvind Kejriwal,had recently procured RTI information on a bank’s scheme in which the bank had been delaying payment to policy holders despite maturity.

Hasan had filed over 250 RTI applications in the last one and a half years seeking information on several welfare schemes,such as the Indira Awas Yojana and the MNREGA scheme.

In 2011,Ramvilas Singh,a RTI activist of Lakhisarai,had been shot dead.

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