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Satyendra Dubey: A forgotten hero?

Anand Mohan Sahay in Patna | November 27, 2006 20:31 IST

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Why was Satyendra Dubey betrayed?

There was no formal function held in Patna and Gaya to remember whistleblower Satyendra Dubey on November 27, his third death anniversary. It was just another ordinary day. 

In 2003, Dubey, a 31-year-old project director with the National Highways Authority of India, was shot dead near the Circuit House in Gaya after he exposed deep-rooted corruption in construction of the Golden Quadrilateral Project. The incident shocked the nation.

Dubey, a native of Bihar, was eliminated by people who feared that he will expose their corruption. It was proved beyond any doubt that Dubey was killed soon after he wrote a letter to the Prime Minister's Office and blew the whistle on the contract mafia.

Though he requested that his name not be made public, vested interests leaked his name.

When Dubey was killed, several promises and assurances were made to keep his memory and his cause of fighting against corruption alive.

But now it appears that Dubey's martyrdom was forgotten by people of his home state, if not others.

Soon after Dubey was killed, it was a readymade issue for politicians to blame each other to take some advantage out of it.

When Dubey was killed, the National Democratic Alliance was in power at the center and Rashtrita Janata Dal-led government was in power in Bihar.

But even after becoming Railway Minister in 2004, Lalu has not pushed the CBI probe into the killing of Dubey.

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Number of User Comments: 23

Sub: The job well done!

My condolences for the Dubey family. I hope generations will follow him as ideal. Let's not waste the precious life sacrificed by Dubey!

Posted by Pasha

Sub: National shame

This is really a national shame! Media should push this matter up further to get some attention of the authorities! Rediff, please push this further! ...

Posted by Kiran

Sub: Dubey forgotten in Bihar 'Batsmen are a pampered lot' Ganguly flops for Northants

Though it is extremely sad and depressing, but very much expected in India. At that time there were talks about how to save the whistle-blower ...

Posted by deb

Sub: ..a Forgotten Hero

..Why Govt. is not creating a body to stop corrution. we know that ACB is not capable to handle the world's most corrupted nation. We ...

Posted by Hitendra

Sub: Why only them?

The posting has a queer impression on me. In the end it looks as if we are pointing our finger towards the people of his ...

Posted by Dhruba



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