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Puri’s laptop sent to lab to retrieve deleted data

delhi Updated: Jan 03, 2011 00:17 IST
Faizan Haider
Faizan Haider
Hindustan Times
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In the wake of the city police failing to retrieve any “valuable” details pertaining to the scam from Shivraj Puri’s official laptop, they have sent it to Madhuban forensic lab in Karnal for examination.

The hard disks of his office desktop and the laptop have been sent, and a special team has been deputed to extract details from the instruments.

“We need to involve experts in the investigation. The data which was in the laptop was deleted and we are hoping that forensic experts would be able to restore it,” said a senior police officer. The police are yet lay hands on his personal laptop.

“The official laptop doesn’t contain details of his clients or how he used to route their money to his personal accounts. He might have stored the details in his personal machine and our team is searching his house to recover it,” the official said.

The Gurgaon police had inducted a cyber crime team to crack the transactions details from the laptop.

“Also the email details are not in the laptop and during the course of internal investigation the Citibank had disabled the email and internet facility on it,” he added.

Puri, a graduate from Leeds University, UK, is said to be cooperating with the police in the investigation. “He is answering most of the questions. We are verifying his claims, but he doesn’t look worried at all,” said an officer who is part of the interrogation team.

Sources said Puri joined the Citbank in 2004 after a stint in the Standard Chartered Bank. The police have found out 19 more bank accounts which were used by Puri to transfer money.

“These 19 accounts contain R20 lakh and banks have been asked to freeze the accounts. The details of the accounts were given by Puri during the interrogation,” the officer said.