RTI activist shot by unknown assailants

New Delhi: Right to Information ( RTI ) activist Chetan Sharma has been shot at by unknown assailants in the national capital.

RTI activist Chetan Sharma's wife Sarita
RTI activist Chetan Sharma’s wife Sarita

Sharma is currently recuperating at the Deen Dayal Upadhyay Hospital after a bullet grazed his arm.

“My husband was taking the dog for a walk when two unknown assailants fired at him. The dog has been killed but he was only shot in the arm and is still alive. The police are not taking his statement properly and are threatening him… The SHO is warning him that his name should be kept out of his statement,” Sharma’s wife Sarita told ANI.

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Somnath Bharti, who accompanied Kejriwal to the hospital, said the AAP government has requested the police to nab the culprits at the earliest.

“Chetan has been fighting against corruption for quite some time. Some assailants fired at him yesterday, he got hit on his arm but his dog died. After listening to what Chetan had to say, the Chief Minister has assured him that the government is with him. We have also requested the police to investigate the matter and nab the culprit at the earliest,” Bharti said.
Nobody has been arrested in the case so far.

Further details are awaited.