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RTI activist, Vinayak Baliga murder: Two arrested

RTI activist, Vinayak Baliga murder: Two arrested


Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, March 28, 2016 : The city police have arrested two persons on charges of murdering 51-year-old RTI activist Vinayak Baliga on March 21. Police Commissioner M. Chandra Sekhar gave the names of the accused as Vineet Poojary (26) and Nishith Devadiga (23).  P C Sekhar told media  that a special investigation team is tracing the other accused.


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Stating that it is too early to ascertain the reasons behind the murder, Commissioner Sekhar said police are taking on board the victim’s RTI activism leading to the murder. The accused, who do not have any criminal antecedent, were in fact hired to eliminate Baliga. It could be a ploy to baffle the police as they normally would track persons with antecedents first. The accused had made a futile bid on Baliga on March 20 morning and succeeded  in the mission the next day, the pretext of asking an address from Baliga was used, he said. Poojary did odd contract jobs, while Devadiga was running a car rental service. The city police will go deep into the murder and arrest all those who are involved, which was a promise made to family members of Baliga, he added.

“We will not only arrest them, but also ensure that this sensitive case reaches its logical conclusion,” he said.

Baliga, an electrical contractor, had filed applications under the RTI Act seeking information regarding a few electrical works of the Mangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited and of unauthorised constructions from the Mangaluru City Corporation. He had also questioned the affairs of Venkataramana Temple and of South Canara District Central Cooperative Bank, the police said.


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Brijesh Prabhu, Karkal Mon, March-28-2016, 2:28
Thanks to the Department . "Money Talks".
Ganapathy nayak, Carstreet/mangalore Mon, March-28-2016, 2:26
There are so many GSB’s in the locality, why no body raised a voice against the murder of activist?Why no protest regarding this incident? This creates suspicious among the people why there are silent. Innocents are targeted to close the case ,
Stanely, Kolkatta Mon, March-28-2016, 2:05
Thanks Sir, done great job. Still feel from some corner there are some more in this case. Please investigate at your best and give justice to the family of Baliga.
Jayprakash Kini, Karkala Mon, March-28-2016, 1:48
The people arrested in this case have to be given the aeroplane treatment so that they guide the police to the actual criminals. The one who has paid is the main criminals.
Edwin Patrao, Puttur Mon, March-28-2016, 1:34
Done a great job Mangalore police by arresting two persons. Sometimes feel there is no security fro a common man. There is no value for the honesty we have to be cunning and lot the people then we will be successful an make name in the society.
Vikas Bhandaray, Kudla Mon, March-28-2016, 1:23
The people of Mangalore were tensed by the murder of the RTI activist the police have brought the ease to the public but still the public are not happy about it because the real trouble makers are yet to be traced.
Harshavardhan, Ullal,Mangalore Mon, March-28-2016, 1:17
Thanks to the police department . The actual criminal has to punished these people seemed to have done the job on the instructions.
Abhay Prabhu, Mangalore Sun, March-27-2016, 11:42
These are the supari killers hut who is the main culprit? The police has to investigate as his death has shaken many in the city.
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