Pen Drive New Tool for Maoists to Hoodwink Police?
Posted by Admin on October 9, 2009
Pen drive appears to be a key tool for tech-savvy Maoists like Kobad Ghandy in operating their laptops without hard drives, police sources said today.
In a bid to ensure that "secrets" are not leaked in case of its seizure by police, sources said, Maoists are using laptops without hard disks and whenever they wanted to operate one, they use a pen drive.
The laptop of Ghandy, which was seized from him by Delhi Police’s Special Cell after his arrest on September 21, did not have a hard drive and investigators were left high and dry as it did not reveal much about the plans of the outlawed CPI (Maoist).
"Ghandy’s laptop did not have a hard drive. Maoists are using laptops without hard drives. Hard drives are loaded in pen drives. Once the laptop is used, they take out the pen drive," a senior police official said.
The official said they were interrogating Ghandy, one of the nine members of the CPI (Maoist) Polit Bureau, to know the operational details of the banned organisation.
Police claimed, probe revealed that Ghandy travelled to some foreign countries, including China, Nepal and Belgium, allegedly using forged documents.
Officials had claimed that Ghandy appeared to have managed to procure a voters identity card in a different name from the national capital.
Police seized the voter identity card bearing the photo of Ghandy but with a different name ‘Dilip Patel’ using an address in west Delhi’s Janakpuri.
"We are verifying the voters card with the Election Commission. We want to check whether the card is procured using forged documents or it itself is a fake one," the official said.
Ghandy, who was residing in a rented accommodation in Badarpur and allegedly working to set up the base of the naxalites, was charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act for being a member of the banned organisation.Outlook