Data Theft case filed against Andhra Pradesh Police

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: March 05, 2019 00:14 IST
Data Theft case filed against Andhra Pradesh Police

The police departments of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are literally at war after the latter has filed a case against the former on Monday. IT Grids, a Hyderabad based IT company is accused of stealing the official database of Andhra Pradesh beneficiaries for alleged voter profiling. 
Lokeshwar Reddy, the data analyst has lodged the complaint at Madhapur Police station on Saturday evening. In his complaint, Lokeshwar Reddy alleged that the company which developed the Seva Mitra app for the TDP has stolen the data of AP beneficiaries from the State government database and processed the data without consent. The management in returned filled a complaint with Andhra Pradesh that one of their employees went missing.
He also alleged that Andhra Police have held raids at his residence without any search warrant only because he brought IT-grid issue to the limelight. “AP police have threatened me and forcefully tried to take me under their custody,” he added. 

The KPHB Police registered the case under the sections 468 and 506, said they will soon identify the cops who held raids at Lokeshwar Reddy's residence without the warrant. The Telangana police claim that they are trying to solve the issue in an amicable manner.
Nara Lokesh took to Twitter to express his displeasure that Telangana police are targetting the IT companies giving services to TDP. He questioned if Modi, Jagan and KCR were not ashamed of kidnapping the IT employees of those companies and threatening them. He also added that only the Election Commission of India is the only authority that is supposed to look into the issue.