CBI granted permission for polygraph test in RTI activist murder
Pune sessions judge S M Shinde has granted permission to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to conduct a polygraph test on 10 people, including seven policemen, in RTI activist Satish Shetty’s murder case. Virendra Mhaiskar, Chairman & Managing Director, IRB Infrastructure Developers Ltd who had been named by the brother of the deceased as a suspect, and a few other IRB executives will undergo the lie-detector test.
The shares of IRB Infrastructure Developers, the second-biggest road developer of India, went into a spin and ended at Rs 149.65 with a fall of nearly 11 per cent amid reports that its Chairman and Managing Director was being investigated for possible involvement in the murder case of a RTI activist. IRB has 16 projects in its portfolio currently of which ten are in operation, while six are works in progress. It has an order book of over Rs. 9,000 crore.
Satish Shetty was killed near his residence in Talegaon Dabhade on the outskirts of Pune on 13th January, 2010. He had exposed wrongdoings of many influential persons using the RTI Act.