Purohit's laptop gives no clues; questions raised on tampering
Investigations into the laptop of arrested Lt Col Shrikant Purohit has shown that the Army officer apparently visited anti-Muslim websites frequently but revealed nothing incriminating.india Updated: Nov 21, 2008 16:39 IST
Investigations into the laptop of arrested Lt Col Shrikant Purohit, a key accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, has shown that the Army officer apparently visited anti-Muslim websites frequently but revealed nothing incriminating.
The laptop, handed over by the Army after a week of Purohit's arrest, was examined at a forensic laboratory during which, the probe agencies, claimed that he was often visiting anti-Muslim and jehadi websites, sources attached with the investigations said.
But, the investigators did not get details about the composition about the saffron outfit -- Abhinav Bharat -- whose cadres are alleged to be behind the blast in Malegaon on September 29 which they were looking for. This has raised questions whether the computer was tampered with, the sources said.
Questions were being raised by the sleuths as to why the laptop was removed by the Army authorities from Panchmari in Madhya Pradesh where Lt Col Purohit was undergoing language courses.
The Army was not forthcoming on this issue while some of its officials said that since Purohit was posted with Military Intelligence and there was a possibility that the laptop could have been scanned to look for any military secrets that could be detrimental to nation's security.
First Published: Nov 21, 2008 16:38 IST