03 June 2011

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RTI activist, whistleblower Ramesh Agarwal arrested, humiliated chained to hospital bed by Chhatisgarh Police

RTI activist, whistleblower Ramesh Agarwal arrested,
humiliated chained to hospital bed by Chhatisgarh Police

2010 –
RTI activist, whistleblower Ramesh Agarwal written to Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh asking for environment clearance to be cancelled of Jindal plant for violating green norms.


After that Union Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh cancelled the environment clearance of Jindal Steel and Power Plant.

Ramesh Agarwal spoke against Jindals at a public hearing.
Agarwal is accused of defamation, insult and of making false statements.

May 28 –
Business group, Jindals filed complaint against Ramesh Agarwal.After that Agarwal was arrested on May 28 by Chhatisgarh Police.

CNN-IBN got the photographs which clearly show that RTI activist, whistleblower Ramesh Agarwal was chained and handcuffed by Police.

Chaining and handcuffing is a direct violation of Supreme Court guidelines related to
Under trials and is a punishable offence.

His son Dhananjay Agarwal said that his father was paying the price for exposing environmental violations by the powerful business groups.

Raipur Superintendent of Police Rahul Sharma refuted the charge that Chhattisgarh Police has handcuffed Agarwal and instead blamed the jail authorities.

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Friday, June 03, 2011

Source – CNNIBN

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9 comments:

Renu June 03, 2011  

it is very frustrating to know that in India we have no security for honest people.

sm,  June 03, 2011  

Renu,,
thanks.

Kirti June 03, 2011  

Raipur SP should arrest the jail superintendents then. What is the point in playing a blame game?

sm,  June 03, 2011  

Kirti,,
thanks.
yes someone should get punishment for this.

Kirti June 04, 2011  

I suspect government, parliamentarians, civil servants feel everyone should get punishment.
It stinks!

Kirti June 04, 2011  

Guilty till proved innocent. That is the view of the above three.

sm June 04, 2011  

Kirti,,
thanks.
Yes we need to amend laws and fix the direct responsibility.