Data stored in hard disks seized from the ashram to be decoded
The Ramanagaram district administration has sought the help of the Cyber Crime Cell of the Criminal Investigation Department in Bangalore to access the information that was reportedly deleted from the computers at Nithyananda Dhyanapeetam in Bidadi.
Meanwhile, prohibitory orders have been imposed in and around the ashram for two months.
On Saturday, officials of the Revenue Department surveyed the land belonging to the ashram in the backdrop of charges of land grabbing against Nithyananda.
“We have seized a few computers and hard disks from the ashram in the past four days as part of the ongoing raids. We have requested the officials of the Cyber Crime police station in Bangalore to analyse them in a scientific way,” B. Srirama Reddy, Deputy Commisioner (Ramanagaram), told The Hindu on Saturday.
The Cyber Crime officials would analyse data stored in hard disks and decode it.
They would try to retrieve the data that had been reportedly erased, through mirror image technology, a CID official said.
Meanwhile, the district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code in and around the ashram, Mr. Reddy said.
“We have sealed several rooms inside the ashram. We have recorded the raids on camera,” he said.
The district administration had not shifted the seized articles from the ashram, Mr. Reddy added.
Revenue officials survey the land belonging to the ashram District administration clamps prohibitory orders in and around the ashram
Revenue officials survey the land belonging to the ashram
District administration clamps prohibitory orders in and around the ashram