Govt to seek CID probe into file, records sabotage

Hyderabad: The newly-formed state government, taking strong exception to missing and burnt official records and removal of furniture from government offices, allegedly by members of the dethroned BRS government, is likely to rope in the CID to probe the issues.

Sources indicated that the police have also submitted preliminary reports on the issues. Sources said the files were not digitalised. The hard disks of computers were stolen. Police said the files related to expenditures and several projects.

The reports indicate that the files going missing or catching fire were deliberate acts carried out by the staff on the alleged instructions of the ousted government. With similar incidents cropping up in multiple departments, the government has also asked the police to keep a vigil on government and related offices, including head offices of corporations, to prevent further damage.

While the files or the reasons behind the alleged sabotage remain unclear, the police have registered cases in connection with at least three different incidents, including the recovery of burnt files of projects from the tourism department office in Himayatnagar, under Narayanguda police limits, on December 1.

Sources said that while initially, there was no suspicion in connection with the tourism department files, the police started delving deeper after a fight over shifting of furniture from the tourism department office at Ravindra Bharathi and subsequently, found files missing from the office of the animal husbandry department’s officer on special duty at Nampally.

Key dates

Dec. 1: Important files and project reports gutted in a fire mishap at the tourism department office in Himayatnagar.

Dec. 6: Osmania University Students Joint Action Committee leaders detained a vehicle at Ravindra Bharathi for shifting office furniture.

Dec. 9: Important files and records, including hard disks of computers, were stolen from the office of the animal husbandry minister's office on special duty in Nampally. OSD and others booked.

Dec. 10: Abids police register attempt to steal and criminal trespass case after failed bid to steal documents from the office of former education minister.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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