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No data on killing of whistleblowers, RTI activists: Govt

There is no centralised data regarding killing of whistleblowers or RTI activists, the government said on Wednesday. 

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), which is designated agency to receive whistleblowers’ complaints, said it has not come across any confirmed incident of victimisation or killing of the complainant in past three years.

However, in two cases, the complainant, who had made complaint to the Commission had alleged victimisation, MoS for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in Lok Sabha. “There have been reports in media that some persons have been assaulted and killed in the last three years allegedly due to their role as RTI activists. However, data regarding attack, killing of whistleblowers and RTI activists are not maintained centrally,” he said.
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