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RTI applicant gets thrashing for exposing ‘fraud’

Abdul Salam Kuchay of Breinwar Chadoora had sought some information under RTI Act but was later attacked by a group of persons in his locality yesterday at around at 7pm.

An RTI applicant was allegedly beaten and thrown into a stream by a group of people in Chadoora area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district for unearthing a ‘scam’ in aid given to Kashmiri migrants.
 
Abdul Salam Kuchay of Breinwar Chadoora had sought some information under RTI Act but was later attacked by a group of persons in his locality yesterday at around at 7pm.
 
“I had sought information about the Kashmiri migrants who are receiving migrant aid from the government. The reply reveals big frauds as a number of people who never migrated have registered their names in official records as migrants,” Kuchay told Greater Kashmir.
 
 He added that he was receiving threats from various quarters as the reply exposed the persons involved in the fraud.
 
“These people were receiving migrant aid from the government while as they never migrated from their locality,” he added.
 
Kuchay alleged that concerned police station has not registered any case against the persons who allegedly attacked him. “I had submitted application stating facts of the attack and offences committed by the attackers. However, police is yet to register FIR in the case,” he added.
 
He said that earlier, he had also approached the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir in 2014 with an application, seeking action against the offenders. “The IGP forwarded my application vide number xz/PH/14/50 dated 18/12/2014 to SP Budgam, but no action was taken till date. That encouraged the offenders and they again attacked me,” he alleged.
 
He added that he was rescued by some people when the attackers threw him in a stream after beating him to pulp.
SHO police station Chadoora said that an FIR has been registered vide No. 129/15 under section 341 and 323 RPC.
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DATED: Monday, 13 July 2015 16:33
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