Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gujarat RTI activist killed in Ahmedabad. (Photo & Video).

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Meghdoot Sharon , CNN-IBN
Posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 22:28 | Updated Jul 21, 2010 at 08:49
Ahmedabad: Right to Information (RTI) activist Amit Jethwa was killed on
Tuesday evening near the Gujarat High Court by unidentified men. Ahmedabad
police official said that some unidentified men on a motorcycle fired at Jethwa
killing him.
Jethwa was reportedly coming out of a building after meeting his lawyer and
about to enter his vehicle when he was fired upon. Even though he was hit in the
abdomen by the bullets, he tried to grapple with his assailants, who fled from
after leaving behind their motorcycle.
Police inspector HM Kundaliya said Jethwa died on the spot after he was shot.
"His body was being sent for postmortem and search for the assailants was on,"
Kundaliya said.
He had filed several petitions in the Gujarat High Court against the forest
department and had also filed a a public interest litigation (PIL) on the
illegal mining in the Gir forests of Junagadh district which is considered the
last abode of Asiatic lions in the world.
Police say they are investigating the murder with an open mind.
"As yet, we are not aware of it but whatever comes out in the investigation.. We
are checking all aspects,"says Satish Sharma, Joint Commissioner of Police,
Jethwa was also the president of Gir Nature Youth Club.

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