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Thursday 23 November 2017
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Phone tapping case: Forensic laboratory submits its final report

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh forensic laboratory has submitted its final report in the infamous phone tapping case to the state anti-corruption and vigilance bureau.

Congress led state government, which had made phone tapping a big issue during its election campaign last year and had even framed in its charge sheet, likely to spell trouble for officials of home and the police’s crime investigation department, who had held different positions at the time when telephones were tapped during the regime of the Prem Kumar Dhumal.

Assistant director of the state forensic science laboratory, Junga, Visheshwar Sharma led forensic team has conducted a detailed analysis of the report and now based on its finding sleuths of the vigilance bureau are likely to question officers for their role in running taps on telephones of political leaders, bureaucrats, journalists and realtors.

Earlier in December 25, 2012, when Virbhadra Singh took over the reins of the state, police had seized the eight computers and a hard disc from CID and vigilance bureau offices and later in February case took dramatic turn when the then DGP, ID Bhandari, was removed from the post. In the month of June investigation was completed and vigilance submitted it to the government and on June 26 vigilance registered FIR. The vigilance bureau after registration of an FIR had asked the forensic laboratory to conduct analyses of the data retrieved from the computers’ hard discs seized from officials of the CID.



Rahul Bhandari is Editor of TheNewsHimachal and has been part of the digital world for last eight years.