Naka info leak via WhatsApp: UT SSP for sacking marshal

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jun 03, 2014 13:25 IST

UT SSP traffic Maneesh Chaudhry has recommended the removal of a traffic marshal indicted by the then DSP, cyber crime, Rajesh Kalia for leaking infor mation of check posts (nakas) through instant messaging application WhatsApp on cellphones.

The Chandigarh police had conducted an inquiry into the reported leakage of information on check posts set up across the city last month.

In its findings, the cyber crime cell reported that messages had been sent from the cellphone of a traffic marshal namely Gurpreet Singh Chadha. However, Gurpreet himself was the complainant of this matter and had alleged that information was being leaked through WhatsApp.

UT IGP RP Upadhyaya said the final decision would be taken after giving a personal hearing to the marshal. After going through the findings, Chaudhry said, “I have recommended the removal of the traffic marshal. He has been found guilty of leaking the information.”

Some messages exchanged on WhatsApp began with a text head “Naka Info”.

It said, “A 9pm cat and mouse show has begun on the Chandigarh roads.”

Another read: “Roads leading to Sector- 22 light point from Kisan Bhawan should be avoided,” while another message read, “Avoid the road outside the traffic light point.”

Gurpreet said, “I had complained that nakas were being leaked. I never leaked the information rather the Chandigarh cops are doing it. I was also asked by the police to withdraw my complaint. It’s a conspiracy against me.”

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