J Dey murder case: ‘No equipment to retrieve deleted data from Vora’s phones’

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina on Monday told the Special MCOCA court that it is not equipped with critical equipment and software to retrieve deleted data from the cell phone records of journalist Jigna Vora,accused in the J Dey murder.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 24, 2012 3:40:54 am

The Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) in Kalina on Monday told the Special MCOCA court that it is not equipped with critical equipment and software to retrieve deleted data from the cell phone records of journalist Jigna Vora,accused in the J Dey murder.

The Crime Branch had told the court that the six cellphones which were submitted for forensic tests,might have had some vital proof related to the murder case. However,the data cannot be retrieved as the state FSL department does not have the technology to do so. The police also submitted CDs to the court which contains the retrieved data,material on a memory card and other files.

“The reports categorically state that they are unable to get any supporting data,” said a source.

Vora moved an application pleading that the contents of the CDs should not be shared with other accused. Special public prosecutor Raja Thakre suggested that they do not want any “scandalous things to happen and thus any personal matters will not be given to the other accused.” The police are awaiting the forensic report of a laptop and a few other cell phones. The police is also awaiting email details requested from Google,which are yet to arrive from the US.

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