QHyderabad: IT Exec Asked to Surrender Over Data Breach & More

1. IT Firm Executive Asked to Surrender Over Data Breach

The Cyberabad police on Monday asked the chief executive officer of the TDP-engaged mobile application development firm IT Grids (India) Pvt Ltd, Ashok Dakavaram, to surrender before them.

Four teams have been formed to look out for Ashok, who is suspected to be the key person in the data breach pertaining to over 3.7 crore voters in Andhra Pradesh. “We suspect Ashok is taking shelter in Andhra Pradesh. We will identify his location and bring him back to Hyderabad for questioning. If proved, it could be one of the biggest cases of data breach in the world after Cambridge Analytica,” the investigators said. Following a data breach complaint against two private firms, who were misusing the ‘confidential’ information about AP voters, the Madhapur police registered a case and conducted searches on the premises of IT Grids.

(Source: The Hindu)

2. Two Held for Aiding Cyber Crime

Two from West Bengal have been arrested by the Hyderabad cyber crime police for helping fraudsters who were siphoning money on the pretext of updating people’s bank account details. Representational image.

Two from West Bengal have been arrested by the Hyderabad cyber crime police for helping the fraudsters who were siphoning money from the bank accounts of public on the pretext updating their bank account details.

The cyber crime sleuths who were probing the fraudulent transfer of Rs 83,994 from the bank account (Andhra Bank) of a city resident, have identified the bank accounts and e-commerce wallets that are used to transfer the money and apprehended Gulshan Kumar Chandrakar and Pankaj Sharma of Adra town in West Bengal.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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3. Ex-Minister Sridhar Babu Accused of Tax Evasion

The two were bitter rivals in the Manthani Assembly constituency and Mr Madhukar lost to Mr Babu in the recent elections. Mr Madhukar said,  “While Sridhar Babu was a minister, he was involved in illegal sale of teak and rosewood and amassed tremendous amounts of wealth.”

He claims that one Edla Srinivas is a benami for Mr Babu. “Many properties, especially the non-agricultural land located along the main road of the Mathani constituency is registered under Edla Srinivas. The total value of the property purchased by Sridhar Babu (in the name of the benami) as per government rates is Rs 1.54 crore but the prime piece of land was bought at a throwaway price of Rs 23 lakh. There are several other properties registered under such benamis.”

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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4. Two Held for Boy’s Death From Shock at PBEL

More than three weeks after the incident, the Narsingi police on Tuesday arrested an unskilled employee of the housekeeping wing and a mechanic for the electrocution of a six-year-old at PBEL City on February 12.

Sai Kumar Goud, 25, and Madhav, the mechanic, are employed with Goldenstar Facilities and Service Private Limited, which maintains PBEL City. The Narsingi police filed a criminal case under PIC Section 304A, charging them with negligence.

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

5. Tankers Told to Avoid Trips During Peak Hours

Telangana state traffic police has asked private tankers not to pile on city roads during school hours in busy zones and to reduce trips during peak hours.

Additional Commissioner of Police, city traffic, Anil Kumar,  while addressing the owners of private water tankers, said, “More than 15-year-old vehicles/tankers should not move on the roads of the city. If found guilty, they will be handed over to the Road Transport Authority for further action.”

(Source: Deccan Chronicle)

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