Request for independent investigation in case of Death of RTI Activist Santosh Koli
Honourable Home Minister of India Shri Sushilkumar Shinde
(Sub: Request for independent investigation in case of Death of RTI Activist Santosh Koli)
In the light of recent incident where one of the bravest RTI activists Santosh Koli lost her life in an accident, we are writing to ask Indian Government to hold Independent Investigation to uncover real truth behind this accident.
Santosh Koli was from the league of courageous RTI activists, It’s widely believed that her accident was a deliberate attack on her. In fact, this was not new to her. As per News received from various Newspapers & channels She had been attacked several times in the past & according to one of her interview she had been receiving regular threats also, recently she had entered in politics & was about to contest in assembly election in Delhi from Seemapuri constituency.
Considering all above stated events, we would like to request that this accident of Santosh Koli should be seen as deliberate attack more than just an accident. Investigation by the UP Police in this case is welcome; however, such police investigation is unlikely to ensure sufficient scrutiny & transparency. We wish to call on the Indian Government to hold a full, effective, independent and impartial investigation, without any undue intervention from any influential group or any political party. So that we can uncover real culprits & their real motives behind this attack. If we will not be able to provide justice to RTI activists like Santosh, it would be very demotivating & setback for other RTI activists.
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga
President,Bhagat Singh Kranti Sena