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Phone tapping: CBI grills Alok Kumar for 4 hrs

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Sep 28, 2019, 2:28 am IST
Updated Sep 28, 2019, 2:28 am IST
Officer says political bosses Whatsapped names of targets.
A day after conducting raids on his residence and office on Nrupatunga Road on the premises of DG&IG’s office, Mr Kumar was summoned by the CBI to its office at Kumara Krupa Guesthouse. (Picture for representation only)
 A day after conducting raids on his residence and office on Nrupatunga Road on the premises of DG&IG’s office, Mr Kumar was summoned by the CBI to its office at Kumara Krupa Guesthouse. (Picture for representation only)

BENGALURU: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) sleuths grilled KSRP ADGP Alok Kumar again on Friday for more than four hours in connection with the telephone tapping case.

A day after conducting raids on his residence and office on Nrupatunga Road on the premises of DG&IG’s office, Mr Kumar was summoned by the CBI to its office at Kumara Krupa Guesthouse.

 

Highly placed sources said that the former Bengaluru police commissioner told the CBI team that he tapped the phones on the instructions of his political bosses.

The political leaders messaged him on WhatsApp, giving him the list of people whose phones needed to be tapped, the sources said.

They said that when Mr Kumar reveals the names of these political bosses, the CBI will knock on their doors.

The CBI has already interrogated some junior police officers and got some details.

A six-member CBI team grilled Mr Kumar and posed him specific questions, which he had evaded on Thursday at the time of raids on his residence and office. Sources said that Mr Kumar was asked whether he gave orders to tap the numbers of politicians, religious leaders and others. He denied the charges that the phones were tapped at his behest or authorisation. Instead, he pointed fingers at his political bosses, the sources said.

 

The CBI team is trying to get the hard disc which contains 3 GB of tapped conversations. If the team succeeds in procuring the data, it will give big boost to the investigation, the sources said.

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