OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

MEDIA ADVISORY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
18 January 2012

CONTACTS:

Anand Sharma, Director RTI Anonymous,(Overseas Operations) Denver, U.S.A, + 720 318 1826 (C),  andakavoo@gmail.com

Sangh Priya Rahul, IIT Kharagpur student, Victim, +91 8101990878

Ritesh Singh Director (India Operations) RTI Anonymous - yashvant.ritesh@gmail.com +909 376 1704

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HUNDREDS PROTEST AGAINST 20 RTO OFFICIALS FOR BRUTALLY ASSAULTING AN IIT STUDENT

   Hundreds protest against 20 RTO officers brutally assaulted Sangh Priya Rahul a 3rd year student at the Indiasn Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur student when he refused to pay a bribe of Rupees 100.


UTTAR PRADESH– Hundreds tell District Magistrate (DM) of Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh  to punish Regional Transport Officers in District Hardoi who beat up a final year IIT student, RTI activist Sangh Priya Rahul for refusing a bribe of Rs. 100.

Rahul recorded a video on his phone while he was being beaten up the officers.

Details of Incident

           When: Monday 23rd December, 3.00 pm

Where: Regional Tourist Office, Hardoi, Uttar Pradesh

What happened?

Sangh Priya Rahul, a 3rd year IIT Kharagpur Student had received a complaint from an anonymous whistle blower against corruption in RTO at Hardoi. On 23rd December’ 11 Rahul went to RTO Hardoi to get his Drivers license with his friend, he paid the fee as mentioned by the law. After submitting the fee when he reached the submission window, the in charge asked for Rs.100. Rahul demanded a reason for the this fee.  They invited him inside their office ”Andar aao batate hain” is what the official said. After Rahul and his friends eneterd the office there was were verbal arguments on corruption and how the RTO’s are breaking the law. Rahul threatened to file an RTI on the officers to which their response was kicking him and his friends senselessly. After getting out of there Rahul went to launch an FIR to which the police refused and asked them to leave.

After being beaten up, Rahul said  “My fight against corruption has become stronger, there are many such incidents which take place around India and we need to put up a fight for it. If we all stand together. I was lucky enough to record this incident has been recorded and hope this is the  last time.”

There have been many calls made to the District Magistrate and he has taken exemplary action within 48 hours. 
Please check the link below to see all the actions taken by him, in his own words 
https://sites.google.com/site/justice4sprahul/correspondence-with-district-collector-mks-sundaram 


For more information on RTI Anonymous please visit:
http://getup4change.org/rti/how-does-rti-anonymous-work/

Website of Justice for Sangh Priya Rahul (This has Rahul describing the incident, the audio of Rahul being beaten up, the correspondence to MKS Sundaram DM-Hardoi with Indian Citizens on Facebook

Live conversation between Anand from RTI Anonymous to the District Magistrate (Hardoi)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0bYMwffOH0&feature=youtu.be


Live signature totals from Param’s campaign:
http://www.change.org/petitions/district-magistrate-hardoi-punish-rto-officers-who-brutally-assaulted-rahul-justice4spr

A copy of  Facebook Post, calling everybody to bombard the phones and SMS , which got viralled

FB Post 1 : for phone calls
CALL SDM HARDOI AND DEMAND JUSTICE FOR RAHUL 
(WAKE UP AND WAKE THE CORRUPTS)
Office: 05852-233029 Mobile : 9454416599

Clog the email address of the top govt. brass by signing this petition
http://www.change.org/petitions/district-magistrate-hardoi-stop-rampant-corruption-at-rtos-justice4spr

FB Post 2 : for SMS within 24 hours of the phone campaign
NEXT PHASE OF ACTION TO GET JUSTICE FOR RAHUL 
SMS to DM and SDM of Hardoi and all news channels/tv channel ..
1000000's should go !!!!! 

SDM Mobile : 9454416599
DM of Hardoi 9454417556
SMS TIMES NOW, SMS STAR, SMS NDTV .. Send everybody their number ... 

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IIT-KGP student Rahul ka case solve karo.Kya aaP bhi un RTO me se hain jo gareebon ka khoon Peete hain? Agar, nahi to saabit karein, hame nyay dein.Jai Hind!
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