RTI activist threatened and attacked in Maharashtra
It has been reported that at 3 pm, eight unknown men entered RTI Activist Sulaiman Bhimani's office with sticks and swords, and smashed a laptop, printer-scanner and computer keyboard. As Bhimani's neighbours raised an alarm, the attackers retreating hastily and slashed wildly at the nameplate with the swords. They also kicked at the wooden doorframe and smashed it. Bhimani escaped with only an injury on his finger. The entire episode was captured on two CCTV cameras installed inside and outside his office.
Bhimani had lodged a report in the past and feels that the most likely suspects are some people mentioned in this report. A builder and unlawful elements mentioned in this report suffered losses of several crores when MMRDA cracked down on them recently, evicted 50 tenants with police action, and served eviction notices on 102 others. They have criminal records, and had threatened Bhimani in the recent past.
Bhimani has lodged a FIR under IPC sections 452, 427, 323, 143, 144, 147, 148, 149.