RTI activist killed in Virar area of Thane in Maharashtra
Mr. Premkanth Jha, a RTI Activist and also the national level Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Bhrashtachar Atyachar Virodhi Samiti was shot and killed in Virar area of Thane, Maharashtra. He was heading on his bike to Gurudutt Nagar, Fulpada in Virar (E) where he had his residence.
It was initially registered as an accidental death case but a postmortem was done on the insistence of the family which revealed a bullet in his head. Mr. Premkanth had filed several RTI applications with the Vasai Virar Municipal Corporation seeking details of several construction projects.