The verification drive, which is still going on, was started last year after Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik decided to create a database of unverified migrants. The inspiration came from a similar initiative of the New York Police Department.
A draft proposal sent by Tihar Jail authorities to the Delhi government's Home Department has sought extension of the jail term of inmates by three years if electronic devices, including phones, are recovered from their possession.
Police said the complainant, Tarak Nath Pagadala, alleged the two accused approached him with a business proposition: They were going to sign a Rs 80,000 crore deal with a US-based company and needed money to get clearances from the ministry.
The direction from Delhi Police Commissioner Amulya Patnaik comes after he was summoned by the then Special Judge (NDPS) Pawan Kumar Matto in February, who said in an order that the investigation officer appears to be a “negligent person” and he did not follow the judgment passed by the Supreme Court.
The Investigating Officer, Inspector Sunil Kumar, filed the chargesheet in court on April 17, 2015 and since then, police have met senior officials of the Ministry, sent multiple letters with reminders, but they have not received any “concrete response”.