RTI applicant makes an allegation of being beaten up at the tehsildar’s office in Karimnagar district
RTI activist and lecturer Mamidala Srinivas had filed an application seeking certain revenue records about his ancestral property in order to verify whether there was any foul play. He was asked by the revenue officials at Raikal tehsildar’s office in Karimnagar district to visit the record room. He has alleged that the authorities first made him wait for about an hour and after he entered the record room, they closed the door behind him and physically beat him up. As per the allegation, the officials tore some papers and registered a false complaint against him.
The Right to Information Act (RTI) Rakshana Vedika and Lok Satta Udyama Samstha have demanded the suspension of officials involved in the alleged assault. There have been many incidents where activists and whistleblowers have been assaulted.