Naxalites using RTI as a weapon to target contractors
As per police investigation, the Maoists are using the Right to Information law to get the details of the contractors and businessmen for extortion. They use proxies to file Right to Information applications to collect data about government projects in order to target businessmen and contractors for extortion.
Police have recovered RTI documents from a training camp of the People’s Liberation Front of India, once a faction of the CPI(Maoist), in Torpa forests, which have details of 30-odd government projects under Khunti district rural development agency, with names of contractors and estimated costs.
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