Mangaluru Apr 3, 2016: Member of Mazdoor Kisan Shakthi Sangathan, Nikhil Shenoy has condemned the murder of RTI activist Vinayak Baliga and has urgd the government to ensure thorough investigation into the case. The state must look into the various cases of wrongdoings and corruption unearthed by Baliga and take severe action against the guilty, he demanded.
Speaking to the press at Vinayak Baliga’s residence on April 2,Saturday he said that an RTI activist or a social worker is threatened consistently and added that such cases should not be repeated in future.
He further said that a petition is filed with the State Information Commission seeking to make public the RTI application filed by Baliga, and also to strengthen Whistleblowers Protection Act which is crucial to protect people who expose corruption and wrong doing.
Nikhil Shenoy said he has already spoken to DCP Shantaram and that he has assured to detain the culprits within a week.
If the police fail to crack the case, then it would be evident that the culprits are being shielded, he said.
NHRC Secretary Premy Fernandes, Vinayak Baliga’s Father Ramachandra Baliga were present.