Cyberabad police full-fledged investigations on a data theft case
Telangana Police escalated the investigations on IT Grids India Pvt Ltd, a private IT company which is accused of data theft. The State police have appointed four dedicated task force teams in search of IT Grid’s CEO Ashok who is speculated to take shelter in Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana government has issued orders for further investigation in the case after which the officers held searches at of the IT Grid in Madhapur and have seized the electronic gadgets, hard discs, mobile phones, and documents. Cyberabad Police Commissioner V.C. Sajjanar in a recently held press meet has given an open statement asking the main accused to surrender along with the data. However, this did not happen yet. "We are also writing to UIDAI and Election Commission for more details," said the officer.
In accord with the case registered, IT Grids which provides IT services for Telugu Desam Party (TDP), was accused of using confidential data for Sevamitra app for TDP party. The data is then used for profiling the voters which then helps in removing the voters who are supporting the opposition parties.
On the other hand, TDP government started accusing that Telangana Police have no power to investigate a case relating to Andhra Pradesh data. "By obstructing Telangana police and filing false petitions in courts, AP CM @ncbn is only indirectly confirming his role in leaking personal information of crores of AP citizens to a private organization. He needs to answer people of Andhra Pradesh,” read the tweet posted on KTR’s official handle.
Ministers from both states started a war on social media with mutual allegations. KTR and AP’s IT Minister Nara Lokesh took to Twitter to give their own implications on the case. However, this data war as the elections are falling by will definitely show an impact on the results.