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IT experts roped in to make CBI leak-proof

IT experts roped in to make CBI leak-proof
The ongoing “Leakgate” has forced the country’s premier probe agency CBI to reassess its internal security and network to make it “leak proof”. Sources said, CBI director Anil Kumar Sinha has asked all its units across the country to follow strict guidelines to protect the confidentiality of “documents” linked with highly sensitive cases much like the FBI in US. Sinha’s initiative came in the wake of “Leakgate” and the embarrassment caused by leaks from sensitive departments and ministries. Many arrests were made but the sleuths are yet to question top brass of the corporate houses. The CBI was left red-faced after Saradha ponzi scam accused Sudipta Sen was interviewed by a journalist inside a jail in Kolkata.  How a journalist could get access to a prime accused is under the scanner of the investigative agency.

It may be mentioned that a senior home ministry official was recently summoned by  CBI over issuance of security passes.

The directive to make CBI “leak proof” came from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The ministry has asked all the probe agencies including CBI to make their departments leak proof. Also, it was decided to prevent media from accessing confidential documents.

Sinha has taken the lead in putting in place a full-proof cyber security system, and discussed loopholes in the “servers” with the IT experts. Sensitive e-mail IDs will be enabled with alert messages to prevent possible hacking. Also, checking at the entry and exit points will be more stringent and no one will be allowed to take out or take in any documents or letters without prior permission from concerned officers. “Media will be briefed only on those cases, which the CBI deems fit. Specific cases and queries based on it will be entertained within certain parameters,” sources said.

Sujit Nath

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