Gujarat: RTI activist attacked, four held

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Porbandar, Jun 25: Police arrested four people in connection with the attack on Right to Information (RTI) activist Baghu Dewani in Porbandar on Friday, Jun 24.

The 65-year-old advocate-turned-activist Baghu Dewani was attacked by a group of unidentified people on Friday morning. Attackers assaulted and stabbed him thrice in the abdomen with wooden sticks.

Baghu Dewani accused former BJP leader Babu Bokhiria of being behind the attack. Baghu Dewani believes that he was attacked for seeking information on illegal construction in Porbandar city.

Dewani said that Babu Bokhiria has involved in illegal mining in the sate. According to him, the illegal buildings coming up in Porbandar city belong to the relatives Babu Bokhiria.

The people who have been arrested are believed to have attacked the activist on the instruction of the owner of a hotel who had constructed it on illegal land.

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