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Wednesday, August 21, 2013


Computer thieves target babus' abode

Thursday, Aug 15, 2013, 12:03 IST | Place: Delhi | Agency: DNA
Even babus are not immune to theft. Crucial records belonging to the education department of the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) went missing after hard disks, processors and RAMs from at least eleven computers were stolen from inside the Civic Centre.

High ranking officials such as the assistant director (education), as well as deputy education officers and lower divisional clerks were hit by the daring heist.

The civic body has registered a case of theft against unknown persons at Kamla Market police station.

According to sources, the theft, which occurred on the 23rd floor office of the department, may have been carried out by insiders. They reason that since the theft happened on a Saturday, when the entire establishment was closed, people working in the centre may have been involved.

“The education department employees worked on these computers on July 13 (Saturday) through the day till 6.45pm. The incident of theft came to light on July 15. Important department data was stored in these computers,” the complaint said.

“The hard disk and other components of several computers belonging to people holding key post have been targeted; it is obvious that important data has been stolen. These computers had data on midday meals, tender documents, and purchase of school uniforms, desks and books,” said an official on condition of anonymity.

Sources added that the theft could be part of a larger conspiracy, and there could be some ‘ulterior motives’ behind the incident.

This is not the first time security at the Civic Centre has been compromised.

Following several incidents of theft, officials had issue an order in June to restrict the entry of people into the building, especially on weekends and holidays.

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