RTI activist murder - CBI conducts raid at eleven places
In connection with the murder of Right to Information (RTI) activist Satish Shetty, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) conducted searches at ten places in Pune and a place at Barshi. The office and residence of police men, suspects and a lawyer were searched. The searches were conducted in order to verify certain inputs which the CBI had received during the investigations. The CBI has not divulged the details or the outcome of the searches.
RTI activist Satish Shetty was murdered near his residence at Talegaon Dabhade on January 13, 2010. He used the RTI Act to expose real estate scams. Chargsheet was filed against criminal lawer Vijay Dabhade, Pramod Waghmare, Navnath Shelar, Dongrya alias Hanumant Rathod and Shyam Dabhade in the case by the police but following an order from the Bombay High Court, the CBI had taken over the probe. The CBI had earlier conducted a polygraphy test on 26 people and recorded statement of many persons.