Press Esc to close
Monday 22 September 2014
News updated at 2:03 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28.3°C
Min : 19.8°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

Fasting official mentally unstable, says UP govt

Lucknow, March 27, 2012, DHNS:

Apparently perturbed over the fast unto death by a UP official who is protesting against the government's inaction against corrupt elements, the authorities tried to get him admitted to a psychiatric facility by calling him mentally unstable.

The doctors at the facility, however, refused to admit him saying he was fine. He was then admitted to a general hospital in Lucknow late Monday night.

Rinku Singh Rahi, a social welfare officer at Muzzafarnagar district, went on an indefinite fast on Monday morning after his demand for furnishing information on his Right to  Information (RTI) application and taking action against the mafia went unattended.

Rahi had refused to bow to the diktats of the mafia and dared to take a stand against corrupt practices.


The goons tried to kill him for exposing corruption in the department in the district.
Attacked. He was showered with bullets last year, suffered serious injuries and almost lost an eye in the attack. Later, he was also shunted out.

“I was sent to an insignificant place after the attack. I would have been killed as they still threatened me with dire consequences but the government has not taken any action against them till date’’, Singh said.

“Every year Rs 35 to 40 crore is swindled in connivance with the babus in the department and those who oppose are either shunted out or intimidated,” he said.

Official sources said his blood pressure had gone down sharply  and he had to be forcibly admitted to the hospital.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Ceremonial elephant Arjuna carries a wooden howdah in Mysore ...

Ceremonial elephant Arjuna carries a wooden howdah in Mysore ...

Sharad Yadav  with President of Socialist Janata (Democratic) Veerendra Kumar ...

Sharad Yadav with President of Socialist Janata (Democratic) Veerendra Kumar ...

Chennai Super Kings Skipper Dwayne Bravo and Ashish Nehra shares a moment during a practice ...

Chennai Super Kings Skipper Dwayne Bravo and Ashish Nehra shares a moment during a practice ...

Ban Ki-moon presents a certificate of honour to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCapriiyo ...

Ban Ki-moon presents a certificate of honour to Hollywood star Leonardo DiCapriiyo ...

Jitu Rai during the 10M air Pistol qualification shooting event at the 17th Asian Games ...

Jitu Rai during the 10M air Pistol qualification shooting event at the 17th Asian Games ...

Women clad in traditional 'ghagra choli' practice the 'Garba' dance in Ahmedabad ...

Women clad in traditional 'ghagra choli' practice the 'Garba' dance in Ahmedabad ...

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed due to the Jammu and Kashmir flood  ...

A bridge that connects Pulwama to Srinagar lays destroyed due to the Jammu and Kashmir flood ...

Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Korea's Sung jihyun during their Badminton singles semi final ...

Saina Nehwal plays a shot against Korea's Sung jihyun during their Badminton singles semi final ...

Katrina Kaif with Audi India Head, Joe King during the launch of Audi 2015 autumn collection ...

Katrina Kaif with Audi India Head, Joe King during the launch of Audi 2015 autumn collection ...

Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan showcase the Pantaloons limited edition collection in Mumbai ...

Katrina Kaif and Hrithik Roshan showcase the Pantaloons limited edition collection in Mumbai ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523