RTI activist files PIL against CM''s press advisor

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RTI activist files PIL against CM''s press advisor

Ranchi : A RTI activist of Jharkhand, Shiv Shanker Sharma filed a PIL targeting the press adviser of Jharkhand chief minister.

Sharma alleged that press adviser Abhishek Kumar misused his official position after he held government position in February 2020. The petitioner alleged that Kumar manages a company Shiv Shakti Enterprises and has obtained a mining lease of Pakariya Stone Deposits spread over 11.70 acres in Maheshpur.

The petitioner alleged that the advisor threatened the officials of Usha Martin Industries to get transportation work at Chatra. The petition also alleged that advisor Kumar of owning Dhawandanga Stone Mines in Pakur. The petition also suggests that he is also indulged in the business of coal with Latehar JMM district president Motilal Shahdeo.

Those who are respondents in the case included ED, CBI, Income Tax and others. This is not the only PIL by Sharma. He has also filed a PIL against chief minister Hemant Soren alleging him of being associated with shell companies.