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CID room sealed, voice recorders seized

HT correspondent, Hindustan Times  Shimla, December 25, 2012
First Published: 20:31 IST(25/12/2012) | Last Updated: 20:32 IST(25/12/2012)

In a late night move the government sealed a room in police's crime Investigating department (CID) wing after a report percolated that an officer who had purportedly recorded telephonic conversation of leaders, bureaucrats, and journalist was attempting to destroy it.

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Virbhadra Singh had been repeatedly accused Prem Kumar Dhumal government of telephone tapping Singh had even demanded an inquiry.

It was late at night that chief secretary Sudripta Roy received information that bids were being made to destroy the voice purportedly recorded by an officer of deputy inspector general Rank. Roy, acting promptly along with DIG headquarters Abhishek Trivedi, quickly went to CID headquarters in the Kasumpti and got the room sealed.

In morning, police officials seized the devices used for recording. Police officials also seized the hard disc of the computer. The seized hard disc of the computer was handed over to Shimla deputy commissioner Subashish Panda, who is also director of information and technology department. The director, information and technology, has been asked to get the data retrieved at the earliest. In the evening, the government quickly removed the DIG, CID, RM Sharma and instead posted Abhishek Trivedi in place of him. RM Sharma is still awaiting posting. The room which was sealed was reopened in the morning.


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