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Computer peripherals stolen from army HQ
July 29, 2006 13:59 IST
Some computer peripherals were reportedly stolen earlier this week from Kashmir House in New Delhi, an integral part of the army headquarters establishment, police confirmed on Saturday.
The investigating officer Brij Mohan Singh told UNI that 13 computer cartridges were reported stolen last Tuesday from the Kashmir House stores by the storekeeper.
These cartridges, costing between Rs 1200 to 1500 each, were kept in a drawer in the store within the Kashmir House premises, a tightly guarded defence establishment.
IO Singh said the police had lifted some fingerprints and that initial investigations indicate that it might be an inside job.
Defence ministry spokesperson Sitanshu Kar also confirming the incident, and said the computer peripherals were recent purchases and awaiting final installations.
Further, he strongly denied a television channel's report to the effect that 'two hard discs and vital documents were stolen from the defence headquarters'.
He told UNI that he was issuing a formal denial to the news channel report.
An internal inquiry has been ordered and steps were being taken to guard against such incidents.