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WHISTLE BLOWERSATYENDRA DUBEY CASE

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Satyendra Dubey (1973) was a project director at the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) 1994- Civil Engineering from IIT Kanpur 1996- MTech (Civil Engg.) from IIT Varanasi 2002- Employed by the NHAI as Assistant Project Manager at Koderma Dubey got the contractor of the project to suspend three of his engineers after exposing serious financial irregularities He had the contractor rebuild six kilometres of under-quality road, a huge loss for the road contract mafia Aug 2003- Transferred to Gaya

He was likely to be posted to Koderma soon.

KEY ISSUES RAISED


Contracts by manipulation and bribing
Subcontracting to smaller low-technology groups, controlled by the local mafia. Advances to contractors

Huge subsidies
Undue usage of equipments Informed project Director- No action

Nov 2002- Letter sent to PMO


Same letter to the Chairman of the NHAI The letter along with bio-data was forwarded to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

MURDER AND AFTERMATH


Nov 2003- Satyendra Dubey Murdered in Gaya Dec 2003- Case was handed over to CBI Satyendra was being killed while opposing theft Jan 2004- Key witness Pradeep Kumar disappeared and two other witnesses committed suicide Lauded with symbol of courage

WHAT CAN BE DONE?


The PMO must reveal the names of the officers and actions should be taken
Open public investigation CBI must explain the witnesses incidents

All the institutions which honoured him, should raise their voice

Q1) WHY DID HE MENTIONED HIS NAME IN THE LETTER HE WROTE TO PRIME MINISTER ABOUT CORRUPTION? COULD HE NOT SEND IT ANONYMOUSLY?

The letter was not signed but he attached separate bio data so that it can detached later

Yes, He did this as only after mentioning his name as an employee of NHAI the letter would have received due attention

Q2) MR. SATYENDRA DUBEY WROTE TO THE PRIME MINISTERS OFFICE IN NOVEMBER 2002 DETAILING SYSTEMATIC CORRUPTION IN NATIONAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY OF INDIA BUT NO ACTION WAS TAKEN BY PMO,AND HE WAS MURDERED AFTER ONE YEAR (NOV 2003).WHAT HE SHOULD HAVE DONE DURING THIS PERIOD TO PROTECT HIMSELF?

Police protection

Self alert

Support from other officers in NHAI

Q3) DO YOU BELIEVE IN THE REPORT SUBMITTED BY CBI? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER.

No No evidence of sole witness


1. Disappearance of rickshaw driver 2. Suicide of the 2 witnesses

Q4) WHAT OTHER COURSE OF ACTION MR. SATYENDRA DUBEY COULD HAVE TAKEN?
SEBI

Letter to President

Inform to vigilance department

Support from media

Q5) CASE 1 DEATH OF SHAHMUGHAN MANJUNATH


Born in 1978 Marketing manager in Indian oil corporation Education Ordered to sealed two petrol pumps in Lakhimpur Kheri UP Decide to surprise raid on 19 Dec 2005

CONT..
He shoot dead in gola gokharakhand Driver petrol pump owner pawan kumar Mittle and 5 others arrested

His friends and batch-mates started Trust


Sessions court 26 march 2007 High court of Allahabad 2010 Supreme court

CASE 2
SHEHLA MASOOD
RTI activist

Shoot by unidentified Assasiliants on 16 aug 2011


About to break her silence on fraud of diamond mines The case is still unresolve

Q 6)WHAT ACTION PMOS OFFICE SHOULD HAVE TAKEN OR EVEN NOW SHOULD TAKE TO MAKE HONEST & DARING PEOPLE IN OUR COUNTRY TO COME FORWARD AND BLOW THE WHISTLE, AS AND WHEN SUCH FRAUDS ARE TAKING PLACE?

Protecting identity of whistle blower Police protection

Rechecking of CBIs Report


Appoint investigation committee

Q 7) DO YOU FEEL THE WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION ACT SHOULD BE PASSED BY THE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY? WILL IT HELP?

Yes

It will help in
Detecting corruption Better information flow

Increase confidence level in Indian

The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything - Albert Einstein

THANK YOU