SATISH SHETTY

  • RTI activist murder: CBI searches IRB premises November 2, 2012

    Mumbai: The CBI on Friday conducted searches at the offices of IRB Infrastructure Developers Limited, in connection with the January 2010 murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty. IRB was, in fact, in news recently over its links with BJP chief Nitin Gadkari. "Searches are being conducted at four premises of IRB...
  • RTI activist murder: 7 to undergo polygraph test May 2, 2012

    New Delhi: A Pune court on Wednesday gave its clearance for a polygraph test on seven policemen in connection with the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty. Shetty was murdered in 2010 in Pune. Shetty had exposed several land scams using the RTI. Satish was hacked to death by unidentified men...
  • Maharashtra budget session to begin from Monday March 13, 2011

    Mumbai: The sixweeklong Budget Session of the Maharashtra Legislature, which will begin in Mumbai from Monday, is expected to see GovernmentOpposition faceoff on issues such as corruption, murder of additional collector Yashwant Sonawane and Jaitapur nuclear power project. This will be Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's first budget session after he took...
  • RTI activist withdrew "false" assault complaint January 4, 2011

    Pune: In a twist to the case related to the alleged attack on RTI activist Arun Mane, police on Tuesday said he has now withdrawn his "false complaint" which he had filed in a "disturbed" state of mind, even as the activist claimed he took the step fearing safety of...
  • Slain RTI activist's friend attacked in Pune January 2, 2011

    Mumbai: An RTI activist, Arun Mane was attacked in Talegaon area on Sunday morning. Arun Mane is reportedly close to murdered RTI activist Satish Shetty. Mane had sought police protection as he had been receiving threats. Mane has survived the attack as of now. Sandeep Shetty, RTI activist Satish Shetty's...
  • RTI activist gets threats over Mumbai land scam September 23, 2010

    Mumbai: Close on the heals of RTI activists Satish Shetty and Datta Patil being brutally murdered in Maharashtra, another RTI activist Anwar Shaikh has approached the Bombay High Court, saying he has received death threats and has demanded protection. The court has admitted his plea for hearing. Shaikh said: "I got...
  • RTI activists soft targets for offenders June 2, 2010

    Right to Information (RTI) activists are being targeted systematically as they go about exposing corruption. The latest case is that of RTI activist Datta Patil, who was found murdered in Kolhapur on the Maharashtra Karnataka border on May 22. Patils death is sadly a yet another case of a whistleblower...
  • Another RTI activist killed in Maharashtra June 1, 2010

    Mumbai: Another Right to Information (RTI) activist has been murdered in Maharashtra. Datta Patil, an activist from Ichalkaranji in the Kolhapur district, was found dead on May 22. This is the latest among the increasing number of attacks against activists in Maharashtra. Less than 6 months ago, RTI activist...
  • Special: Is the scope of RTI limited January 18, 2010

    RTI activist Satish Shetty was murdered in Pune. In Mumbai too, social worker Naina Kathpalia is threatened. The activist community is shaken up but not deterred. It says it is common to receive threats but alarming that the government doesn't take them seriously.Is the scope of RTI limited when...
  • No protection given to whistleblower despite request January 18, 2010

    Mumbai: Days after RTI activist, Satish Shetty, was murdered while on his morning walk by contract killers in Talegaon, his family claims he had asked for protection from the police after receiving threat calls for exposing many a land scams in and around Maharashtra, but no help was provided. In...
  • 5 detained for Maharashtra RTI activist's murder January 15, 2010

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Police have detained five more people in connection with the murder of RTI activist Satish Shetty. Shetty was a brave RTI activist from Pune who exposed several land grab deals in suburbs of the city and was brutally murdered near Talegaon. Four days after the incident police have only detained...
  • RTI activists demand CBI probe into Shetty's murder January 14, 2010

    Mumbai: A day after RTI activist Satish Shetty was murdered the police have detained four people in connection with the killing. The residential area of Talegaon is still in shock after the brutal murder of Shetty, who was hacked to death on Wednesday allegedly for his work against land grabbing. Now Shetty's...
  • He got threat calls: Murdered RTI activist's brother January 14, 2010

    Mumbai: Four people have been detained by the Pune police in the RTI activist Satish Shettys murder case on Wednesday morning. Satish was hacked to death by unidentified men on Wednesday in Talegoan in Maharashtra. Satish was credited with exposing several land scams in the TalegaonLonavala region, a favourite with realtors in...
  • Prominent RTI activist killed near Mumbai January 13, 2010

    Whistleblower and prominent Right to Information activist Satish Shetty was killed on Wednesday morning in Talegaon on the outskirts Mumbai. Shetty was attacked with swords by unidentified men while on a morning walk. He had exposed several land scams in the TalegaonLonavala region near Mumbai. ...
  • RTI activist who exposed land scams in Maharashtra killed January 13, 2010

    Pune: A leading Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty, who exposed many land scams in Maharashtra, was killed by unidentified men while on a morning walk at Talegaon on the outskirts of this city on Wednesday. "Around 7.15 a.m. (IST), when Shetty was on his morning walk, some unidentified...