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EXTREMELY URGENT AND IMPORTANT – SECURITY TO MURDER WITNESS

Posted by ekavi on July 13, 2006

Dear Friends of Whistleblowers,

Three of us, we met Shri Sudhakar Shetty, yesterday at Nala Sopara in Vasai in Thane. He is a braveheart for sure. Those who wish to support him in thought and action may call him on his mobile no. 93228-15079. We must all back him to the hilt and be prepared to participate in a morcha or dharna for supporting his cause of fighting criminalisation of politics in order to protect the constitution.

RD

P.S. I have sent the hard copies of the below letters by speed post too to all four authorities. FYI.

On 3/23/06, rajesh darak <darak786@gmail.com> wrote:

FYI and necessary action.

RD

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From: rajesh darak <darak786@gmail.com >

Date: Mar 23, 2006 6:23 PM
Subject: EXTREMELY URGENT AND IMPORTANT – SECURITY TO MURDER WITNESS
To: CG_President_Abdul_Kalam < presidentofindia@rb.nic.in>, CG_CPP_Sonia_Gandhi < soniagandhi@sansad.nic.in>, CG_PM_Manmohan_Singh < manmohan@sansad.nic.in>, SG_MAH_GOV < gsecmah@vsnl.net>

                                23rd March 2006 (Shahid Bhagat Singh Jayanti)

President of India,

 

Rashtrapati Bhawan,

   New Delhi

Ms. Sonia Gandhi, Congress Party President,

10, Janpath,

New Delhi – 110 001

Dr. Manmohan Singh,

Prime Minister,

New Delhi

Mr. S.M. Krishna, Governor, Maharashtra ,

Raj Bhawan, Malabar Hill,

Mumbai – 400 035

Respected Sirs / Madam,

Subject: Security for Shri Sudhakar Shetty, a witness in Suresh Dube murder case in which the main accused is mafia don, Shri Bhai Thakur (brother of sitting MLA, Shri Hitendra Thakur of Vasai assembly constituency in Thane District of Maharashtra) – Threat to life, apprehension of murder, miscarriage of justice; appeal for personal intervention.

Shri Sudhakar Shetty, a 49 year old man and who runs a small hotel near Nala Sopara Station for the last 30 years, does not seem to be living in fear, though death seems to be looking straight in his face. He is the only surviving witness who has not refused to testify or turned hostile in the case of murder of builder, Suresh Dube.

 

Dube’s murder was a message to all builders – if you want to do business, share your profits with Bhai Thakur. Bhai has a stake in every business, legal or illegal, in the region – from construction to cable television, bootlegging to gambling. His brother, Hitendra Thakur, has won the Vasai seat in four consecutive assembly elections over the last 18 years. He himself has several criminal cases against him including threat / attempt to cause death. You may refer to his declaration to the state election commission on the below link, http://ceo.maharashtra.gov.in/genesys/61/HitendraVishnuThakur/HitendraVishnuThakur.htm  

 

Shetty has been receiving threats not to appear in court and he is not sure if he will reach the court premises. He was summoned to the TADA court in February this year. He was in court from 11 am to 5 pm but his testimony was not recorded. The court told him he will be called again to testify in the last week of March. His decision is unenviable. The last time a witness to the Dube murder, Smt. Navleen Kumar, a social activist, stepped into a court to testify, she was brutally murdered. Some people stabbed her frail body 19 times. The govt. was a vital contributor to this murder as is evident by the facts stated in my letter dated 4th July, 2002 to the CM, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, on the subject, “Activist Navleen Kumar’s Murder” whose copy is attached herewith for your perusal.

 

Despite appeals to Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh and Home Minister R.R.Patil , Shetty has not been given any security (Rakshak ban gaya Bhakshak?). We request you to personally intervene and direct the Chief Minister and Home Minister of Maharashtra to immediately provide security, failing which, if any harm is done to Shri Sudhakar Shetty, they will be personally held responsible.

 

              Signed

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Rajesh Darak, (Secretary),

 Whistleblowers India,

8, Varsha, North South Road No. 5, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400 056.

Tel. : +91- (0)22 – 2614 0519   /  2614 0957

 

Enclosed : as above

_________________________________________________________________ 

                                    4/7/2002

Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh

Chief Minister,

6th Floor, Mantralaya,

Mumbai – 400 032.

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Dear Shri Vilasraoji,

 

Sub. : Activist Navleen Kumar’s Murder

 

More than fifteen months back vide my letter dated 20/3/2001 on the subject ‘Final Warning To Undo Your Inaction’, I had stated, “It is again a well-known fact that the Home Ministry has committed a grave act of omission by keeping High Court in darkness in order to get the murderers, who are convicts in the Suresh Dubey murder case, released on parole. Thereafter these henchmen of Bhai Thakur (Dawood associate) unleashed terror in Vasai -Virar area by threatening the witnesses and instilling fear due to which they had to flee to their respective native places. These murderers are known to have ‘purchased’ protection.”

 

I had also stated, “The malafide conduct  of the state has already proven beyond reasonable doubt in the courts in the case relating to the fraudulent & collusive transfer of Shri R.H. Mendonca from the sensitive post of DGP-ACB. This is an eye-opener to the lawlessness prevailing in the state. Shri Chhagan Bhujbal orchestrated the said transfer because he and his corrupt gang of followers were scared of getting trapped (red-handed?) by the ACB while accepting bribes.”

 

With full responsibility I had stated, “If you do not want to take the blame of partnering his crimes you must immediately dismiss Shri Chhagan Bhujbal and get a criminal inquiry initiated.”

 

By not paying heed to my warning you have made a VITAL contribution to the cause of Navleen Kumar’s death and thereby orphaned hundreds of poor and exploited Adivasis.

 

If you HAVE a conscience you will not rest till this GODLIKE woman’s murderers are convicted and hanged by the neck till death.

 

Yours truly,

 

Signed 

 

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Rajesh Darak

8, Varsha, North South Road No. 5, Vile Parle (W), Mumbai – 400 056.

Tel. : +91- (0)22 – 2614 0519   /  2614 0957

 

c.c. : Shri P.C.Alexander, Hon. Governor – With a request to recommend the

centre to dismiss the incumbent govt., impose President’s rule and uphold the constitution by handing over all relevant cases to the CBI.

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Whistleblower’s wife assaulted; no case registered

Posted by ekavi on July 7, 2006

Whistleblower’s wife assaulted; no case registered
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service 
 

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060707/cth1.htm#3

Zirakpur, July 6


The wife of Mr K.D. Bakshi, a retired IAF official, who blew the lid off blocking of a nullah passing through Vikas Nagar located along the Zirakpur-Kalka highway by certain persons, was allegedly assaulted by at least 10 persons this morning.
Ms Chandra Kanta Bakshi (60) was pushed around and abused by the assailants around 11.30 am when she was alone at her home. “Hurling abuses, they barged into the house and caught hold of my hair. However, when I raised the alarm, they fled seeing people gathering at my house,” said a visibly upset Ms Chandra Kanta. Mr Bakshi was away to Yamunanagar on a personal visit.

The assailants, it seemed, were angered by Mr Bakshi’s complaint to the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat that certain residents of the area had blocked the natural flow of the nullah. The blockage of the nullah would prove to be detrimental to the houses during the monsoon, it was feared in the representation by Mr Bakshi.

Acting on the complaint of Mr Bakshi, the civic body staff today cleared the nullah by removing encroachments on public land, Mr Narinder Sharma, nagar panchayat president, said.

The blockade of the natural flow of the nullah was viewed seriously by the civic body following which the civic body initiated the action, he added. This action of the municipality seemed to led to the assault on Ms Bakshi by the assailants.

The Bakshis live alone at their house here. Their son, Maj V.K. Bakshi, who is posted at Nasik, told Chandigarh Tribune over the telephone that the attack on his mother was a serious matter and the police should pursue the case to its logical conclusion.

“In fact, my father had acted in public interest and if whistleblowers are targeted by anti-social elements in this manner, then no right-thinking person would come forward to expose their wrongdoings,” he said, demanding police protection for his family.

Meanwhile, the Dera Bassi DSP, Mr Varinder Brar, while promising action against the guilty, said the police was investigating the matter. However, no case has been registered yet.

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Whistleblower’s wife assaulted; no case registered

Posted by ekavi on July 6, 2006

Whistleblower’s wife assaulted; no case registered
Pradeep Sharma
Tribune News Service
 http://www.tribuneindia.com/2006/20060707/cth1.htm#3Zirakpur, July 6
The wife of Mr K.D. Bakshi, a retired IAF official, who blew the lid off blocking of a nullah passing through Vikas Nagar located along the Zirakpur-Kalka highway by certain persons, was allegedly assaulted by at least 10 persons this morning.

Ms Chandra Kanta Bakshi (60) was pushed around and abused by the assailants around 11.30 am when she was alone at her home. “Hurling abuses, they barged into the house and caught hold of my hair. However, when I raised the alarm, they fled seeing people gathering at my house,” said a visibly upset Ms Chandra Kanta. Mr Bakshi was away to Yamunanagar on a personal visit.

The assailants, it seemed, were angered by Mr Bakshi’s complaint to the Zirakpur Nagar Panchayat that certain residents of the area had blocked the natural flow of the nullah. The blockage of the nullah would prove to be detrimental to the houses during the monsoon, it was feared in the representation by Mr Bakshi.

Acting on the complaint of Mr Bakshi, the civic body staff today cleared the nullah by removing encroachments on public land, Mr Narinder Sharma, nagar panchayat president, said.

The blockade of the natural flow of the nullah was viewed seriously by the civic body following which the civic body initiated the action, he added. This action of the municipality seemed to led to the assault on Ms Bakshi by the assailants.

The Bakshis live alone at their house here. Their son, Maj V.K. Bakshi, who is posted at Nasik, told Chandigarh Tribune over the telephone that the attack on his mother was a serious matter and the police should pursue the case to its logical conclusion.

“In fact, my father had acted in public interest and if whistleblowers are targeted by anti-social elements in this manner, then no right-thinking person would come forward to expose their wrongdoings,” he said, demanding police protection for his family.

Meanwhile, the Dera Bassi DSP, Mr Varinder Brar, while promising action against the guilty, said the police was investigating the matter. However, no case has been registered yet.

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