Protection of Whistleblowers in India and the United States

The following is a brief introduction to the topic

The word whistleblower comes from the German “whistle,” which means to uncover wrongdoing. The term whistleblower was first used in the 19th century to describe a sport in that the referee would blow a whistle to show foul play.

Since the United States and India are both developing countries, the choice of government is determined by the development status of each country. These countries have several laws and provisions that protect whistleblowers. They also have a WPM (whistleblowers policy mechanisms) that allows them to quickly assess the effectiveness of the existing provisions.

Why do they require protection?

In order to promote whistleblowing, we need to provide a distinct level of protection for the whistleblower. This will help reduce corruption, and violations and detect practices such as bribery and mishandling of funds within the company.

As evidence, there are several case studies in which whistleblowers have been negatively affected because they are honest and did not do anything wrong. They only reported the alleged illegal actions of others. It’s purely because there are no provisions or protection. Employees are the main source of information on what is happening in the business.

They will only blow the whistle if they are confident and feel safe, without fear of retaliation from any higher authority. It is for this reason that whistleblower protection is so important.

Satyendra Dubay

Satyendra Dubey was killed in Varanasi in the early morning hours of November 27, 2003. He had been a project manager for the National Highway Authority of India, which had exposed many instances of widespread rule-breaking and corruption in the construction project.

Mantu has been found guilty of murder under the Arms Act (Section 302IPC), as well as robbery and possession of an unregistered firearm (Section 394). The two other defendants were found to be guilty of willful harm inflicted during the commission of robbery. (Section 302/34 IPC). They also committed murder with a shared intention.

Dhananjay Dubey, the brother of the victim, expressed his disappointment after the convictions on March 22, 2019. He said that the defendants are “pure innocence” and the real criminals are still on the loose.

Satyendra’s Dubey sent a letter to Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the prime minister at the time. In it, he described the financial and contractual anomalies of the construction project. The murder sparked rallies across the country and included requests for legislation that would protect whistleblowers.

Salim Baig

He practiced ayurvedic medicines in the Moradabad District of Uttar Pradesh. This is a district more famous for its brasswork than its detectives. The state information commissioner fined the local police superintendent more than $500 when Mr. Baig accused authorities of stonewalling.

During this period, Mr. Baig made a number of requests to the Right to Information Act to obtain information about the amounts paid for roadwork in the area. He says that the chairman of his municipality filed “fake” cases against him for extortion, rioting and other crimes as retaliation. Amit Jethwa revealed Gujarati’s unlawful mining in a forest. The court dismissed the cases, and the police chief awarded Mr. Baig damages.

Lalit Mehta

Lalit, a 36-year-old civil engineer, exposed the corruption of NREG in Palamu. Now he was a threat to corrupt government officials and the contractor lobby. He was now a danger to corrupt government officials and the contractor lobby.

He was murdered first. Chhatarpur Police found his body on May 15 in Kandaghati. The belt around his throat indicated that he had been strangled. His face was also beaten until it was deformed. Police buried the body the next day, unidentified. The body was then excavated and taken to his village for final rites by his coworkers.

Satish Shetty

Sandeep Shetty was denied two writ requests by the Bombay High Court on Friday, which asked for the CBI’s assistance in the 2010 murder case. Sandeep Shetty declared he would immediately file a complaint with the Supreme Court and the Lokpal.

On September 18, a Pune court accepted a report from the CBI submitted in April last year. The report stated that there was no evidence to prosecute four of the six suspects in connection with Satish Shetty’s murder. Sandeep challenged the Pune court’s decision.

The CBI charged six people in this case: IRB Infrastructure Chair Virendra Virjunrao Mhaiskar; IRB Liaison Officer Jayant Danger; a former IRB lawyer Ajit Balwant Kulkarni; Inspector Bhausaheb andhalkar of LCB Assistant Inspector Namdev Kauthale of LCB.

The CBI has stated that they have not found any evidence against the other four people, even though Andhalkar and Kauthale were charged and are now on bail. A bench consisting of Justices Ranjit More, Bharti H. Danger, and Ranjit More issued a decision on March 18 regarding the two writ petitions.

Felt was chosen to lead the investigation after five men broke into the offices of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate Hotel in 1972. He was tasked with determining whether or not the White House was involved. Felt decided that, after receiving orders to remain silent from above, the only way to expose the corruption and White House involvement was to use the media.

Edward Snowden

The digital age has brought a whole new level of whistleblowing. Digital networks are a goldmine for hackers and whistleblowers, as they provide a wealth of information. Snowden’s IT expertise led to him working for the CIA, as well as as a contractor with the US government.

During his job, he became aware of the NSA’s extensive surveillance program, which he found, to put things mildly, disturbing. He took copious notes that included numerous facts about their spying techniques and spying.

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