IN the wake of the CBI raids against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, the Himachal CID on Thursday screened the CM’s office and official residence, Holly Lodge, for bugging devices.
Highly placed sources said the CID wanted to rule out the possibility of bugging devices being unauthorisedly planted at the Chief Minister’s office or his residence.
Director General of Police Sanjay Kumar, however, termed it as a routine CID exercise, which, he added, is undertaken periodically. He added that there will be increased checking and frisking at the Chief Minister’s office to prevent people carrying gadgets like mobile phones, Ipads and cameras unless they are authorised to do so.
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The DPG, however, denied having found some bugging devices in the Chief Minister’s office.
The state government had, a few days ago, claimed that there were certain intelligence lapses during the CBI raids and and that CID ‘s functioning would now be made stricter.