Kasim Saifi

The RTI activist missing since December 27 2018 has been found dead at Shahpur village under Kandhla Police Station in Shamli district, officials said Friday.

“Kasim Saifi, 32, was missing from his home in Moradabad since the last week of December. After investigation, Vikas Choudhry, a property dealer, was taken in for questioning during which he confessed to killing the RTI activist,” officials said.

Saifi’s body was recovered and sent for postmortem, they added.

“Saifi was shot dead by the accused with the help of one Kuldeep on December 27. The crime was motivated by an old enmity. Based on the complaint lodged by the victim’s family, we had began investigation,” officials said.


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Department/Province/State:Uttar Pradesh



Date of Killing:27/12/2018

Type of Work:Social protester


Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:ESC Rights

Sector Detail:Abuse of power/corruption, Citizens' rights

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