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Hard disc with data on Adarsh missing

mumbai Updated: May 17, 2011 00:44 IST
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Data continues to do the disappearing act in the Adarsh housing society case. On Monday, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) informed the court that a computer hard disc had gone missing from one of the computers at Mantralaya.

This is the third piece, of what could eventually become evidence in the case, that has gone missing.

The CBI, while seeking further remand of three Mantralaya clerks, Gurudatt Wajpe, desk officer Urban Development Department-12, NN Narvekar, assistant town planner, UDD-11 and Waman Rawool, the then clerk to principal secretary, UDD, informed the court about the missing hard disc.

The court extended the remand of all three accused. The CBI, in its remand application, said, “The accused had identified nine computers at the Mantralaya which had been used for preparing various notings/correspondence relating to the matter. The hard discs, required for forensic analysis, were recovered in the presence of panch witnesses. Another computer was identified by the concerned clerk in Mantralaya but had no hard disc.”

The CBI also told the court that an official had been deputed to “seize the file of the Ministry of Forests and Environment. The concerned file relating to CRZ correspondence by the Mantra-laya could not be traced.”

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