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Parliament Security Breach: Meta Asked to Give Details of Accused’s Deleted Account

THE ASIAN AGE. | BHASKAR HARI SHARMA
Published : Dec 19, 2023, 1:38 am IST
Updated : Dec 19, 2023, 1:38 am IST

The cops have also approached Google Pay and Paytm to find out if there were any digital transactions on the bank accounts of the accused

A visitor jumps in the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery during the Winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. Two persons on Wednesday jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery, with Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying they were carrying tear gas canisters. (PTI Photo)
 A visitor jumps in the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery during the Winter session of Parliament, in New Delhi, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2023. Two persons on Wednesday jumped into the Lok Sabha chamber from the public gallery, with Congress MP Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury saying they were carrying tear gas canisters. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: The Delhi police sleuths probing the Parliament security breach have written to Meta to access the social media accounts of the six accused arrested and details of the now-deleted Facebook page ‘Bhagat Singh Fan Club,’ where they met each other.

They will also check digital footprints and the e-mail accounts attached with WhatsApp numbers to get chat backup to know with whom else they were in contact just before their alleged involvement in the case.

Further, the investigators have also collected bank account details of all the accused to see if they received money from someone for executing the December 13 incident.

The cops have also approached Google Pay and Paytm to find out if there were any digital transactions on the bank accounts of the accused.

Another team of the Delhi police managed to identify the shoe shop in Lucknow’s Alam Bagh from where Sagar had bought two pairs of shoes, for Rs 600 each, in which he hid the smoke canisters.

The shop is just a kilometre from his house in Lucknow and the police is now looking for the cobbler who made the cavities in his shoes.
The teams are in six states—Karnataka, Haryana, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan as a part of the probe.

The team stayed for seven hours at Manoranjan’s residence in Mysuru and recorded the statements of his parents and relatives.

Various teams approached family members of the accused and collected details of their bank accounts. Bank passbooks of accused Neelam Devi and Sagar Sharma were seized from their residences in Haryana’s Jind and Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, respectively.

Meta has been requested to share details about the accused’s Facebook and Instagram accounts apart from the information on the FB page ‘Bhagat Singh Fan Page.’

Meta has also been requested to share the WhatsApp chats of the accused as their mobile phones have been damaged.

“WhatsApp users need to attach an application with an e-mail address. This e-mail account is used to take backups of chats every 24 hours,” said a source.

Sources said that they are collecting all the data related to the accused’s e-mail accounts, bank details, and family details.

“These e-mail addresses of the accused will help the police extract data from their chats. We are investigating the entire case from every possible angle. We have also requested Meta to share WhatsApp chats of the accused as their mobilae phones have been damaged,” the sources said.

 

 

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