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RTI activist Surjit Singh shot at in Mayur Vihar, escapes unhurt

The incident happened on Sunday when Surjit Singh was standing outside his home.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
September 26, 2016 10:33:09 pm
mayur vihar, east delhi, rti activist shot at, rti activist delhi, rti activist delhi, delhi news When the accused saw him running away, they opened fire but Singh managed to escape unhurt, police said. (Representational image)

An RTI activist escaped unhurt after two bike-borne men shot at him in East Delhi’s Mayur Vihar area allegedly because he filed an RTI query over illegal construction, police said on Monday. The incident happened on Sunday when Surjit Singh was standing outside his home.

He was abducted by three persons who took him to an isolated place nearby, said a police officer, adding that he somehow managed to escape. When the accused saw him running away, they opened fire but Singh managed to escape unhurt, he said.

A case of attempt to murder has been registered at the Mayur Vihar police station and three persons have been detained by police in this connection. Singh has alleged that he had filed an RTI query against illegal construction in the area which upset some builders who hired goons to attack him, police said. The police are investigating the matter

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