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Monday, October 26, 2009

RTI activist attacked
Source: The Sangai Express

Imphal, October 25 2009: Residence of an individual who invoked the Right to Information (RTI) Act seeking certain information about NREGS implementation in Top Naoriya Gram Panchayat under Kshetrigao Assembly constituency was attacked by a group of men led by the Member of the particular Gram Panchayat.

Following certain misunderstanding over implementation of NREGS in Top Naoriya GP, NREGS job-card holder Moirangthem Maipakpi of Kongpal Mutum Leikai on behalf of other job-card holders filed a complaint to the relevant authority through RTI.

Because of the complaint, a group of men led by Top Naoriya GP Member Ch Chorjit of Kongpal Mutum Leikai attacked the residence of the complainant at about 3.30 pm today.

Although the local police station was informed about the attack, no police personnel came to the rescue.

Talking to media persons this evening, Moirangthem Maipakpi and local womenfolk have decried such irresponsibility of police.

Yet, a written complaint has been filed at the local police station this evening, they said.

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