Elgaar Parishad case: Accused could misuse copies of knowledge, these absconding could use it for terrorism, says prosecution

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Pune Metropolis Police has alleged that the information is from “incriminating files, encrypted files, deleted data and mail communication”, and it incorporates communications with members of banned outfit CPI-Maoist and different delicate data.

The accused within the Elgaar Parishad case could “misuse the highly sensitive digital data” seized from them by police, the prosecution advised a particular courtroom in Pune on Thursday whereas opposing the pleas file by two of the accused in search of copies of the information.

The 2 accused, Arun Ferriera and Surendra Gadling, are legal professionals themselves they usually had sought copies of the information that police claimed to have seized from the accused.

Pune Metropolis Police has alleged that the information is from “incriminating files, encrypted files, deleted data and mail communication”, and it incorporates communications with members of banned outfit CPI-Maoist and different delicate data.

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Arguing in opposition to their pleas earlier than Particular Choose Okay D Vadane, District Authorities Pleader Ujjwala Pawar mentioned the absconding accused within the case had been but to be arrested whereas among the different accused, akin to Anand Teltumbde and Gautam Navlakha, had approached the excessive courts and the proceedings had been pending. Pawar mentioned police was nonetheless investigating Teltumbde, Navlakha and the opposite accused and, in view of those circumstances, “there is every possibility that the accused may misuse the highly sensitive data contained in the electronic devices”.

She claimed that the absconding accused could even use the information “to commit terrorist activities”.

The prosecution argued that there was a chance that the absconding accused could obtain copies of the information and “transfer the said data to the banned CPI-Maoist with the intention to endanger the security, integrity, unity, sovereignty of India….absconding accused may use the said data to commit terrorist activities…..Therefore, it will not be desirable to provide the copies of the hard disks as well as forensic images of the electronic devices to the accused at this stage.”

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