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CBI red-faced after UPS batteries stolen from office

The Central Bureau of Investigation may be the country’s premier investigation agency but the theft of three batteries from a UPS at the CBI’s office may lead to some embarrassment.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 17, 2009 11:50:22 pm

The Central Bureau of Investigation may be the country’s premier investigation agency but the theft of three batteries from a UPS at the CBI’s office may lead to some embarrassment.

CBI sources said they are taking the matter seriously and an FIR has been registered at the Lodhi Colony police station. “The police are carrying out their investigations and as far as we know,the thief hasn’t been traced yet,” a CBI officer said.

The incident was reported last month but officials said the theft took place sometime last year. Three Exide batteries (Model no 12V/26AH) were taken from the computer room (Room no. 126) in the Anti-Corruption Branch,on the first floor of the CBI building near Lodhi Road.

The theft has shocked CBI officials because if any important document or data had been stolen,it would have been a big embarrassment for the agency.

Sources said the CBI purchased 32 batteries for Rs 2,000 each in 2007. Officials said engineers had come to the CBI office to check computers since then and a staff member,who was in-charge of the computer room during this period,had been transferred.

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