After espionage at INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier and a break-in at the Income Tax Chief Commissioner’s office now in a reported theft sensitive Government documents seem to have been stolen from Union Railway Minister’s house.
Govt Docs stolen from Union Railway Minister’s House
A 25-year-old domestic servant has been arrested for allegedly committing a theft at Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s house, the police said on Thursday. Accused Vishnu Kumar, who hails from Delhi, was also booked under the IT Act for allegedly sharing some information from a computer in the house with unidentified persons.
He was arrested from the national capital on Tuesday and brought to Mumbai on Wednesday, a police official said. The alleged theft came to light on September 19 when Goyal’s wife, who was traveling outside Mumbai, returned and found valuables including silver vessels, some antique items and clothes missing.
Kumar, who worked at the minister’s house, was untraceable. The minister’s flat is located in the plush Napean Sea Road area of south Mumbai. Kumar was also suspected to have shared some information stored on a personal computer in the flat with unidentified persons through email, the police official said.
The police registered a case under IPC sections 381 (theft by a servant), 405 (criminal breach of trust) and the Information Technology Act.
Break-in at Income Tax Chief Commissioner’s Office
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The incident comes to light shortly after there has been a break-in in the office of one of the Chief Commissioners of Income Tax who has an office on the fourth floor of Aayakar Bhavan in Mumbai. The Chief Commissioner, Alka Tyagi, is the supervisory head of units that assess taxes of all companies and banks located in Fort, Ballard Estate, Colaba and Nariman Point, a large commercial hub in Mumbai. Among the assessment cases being handled by her unit are the Deepak Kochhar-ICICI Bank case, the Ambani family Black Money Act case besides several important search cases.
Madhya Pradesh Honeytrap Scandal
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In a separate case that has rocked the entire state of Madhya Pradesh, top bureaucrats and politicians including a former Chief Minister and Governor of Madhya Pradesh were honeytrapped by Bollywood actresses and call-girls in a sex-blackmail racket.
More than 40 call girls, including a few B-grade actresses from Bollywood were engaged to honey-trap bureaucrats and politicians, including a former Chief Minister and Governor of Madhya Pradesh, by a big blackmailing syndicate in Bhopal. As of now, 92 high quality video clips, depicting bureaucrats and politicians in a compromising position, have been recovered from two laptops and several mobile phones of five women arrested on charges of a sex-blackmail and extortion racket which has rocked MP, a politically volatile state in central India.
Espionage at INS Vikrant
In yet another incident of a breach of national security, INS Vikrant, India’s first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) was hit by an espionage attack where a hard disk and a multi function control (MFC) processor were stolen from the ship docked at the Cochin Shipyard Ltd (CSL). It is believed that India’s Naval Warfare Strategy may have been stolen in the incident. National agencies have taken over the probe.
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