MEA official's gadgets go missing from South block

MEA official's gadgets go missing from South block

A senior Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official has complained that his official laptop and a pen-drive containing sensitive information are missing from his office at the high security South Block in New Delhi, police said.

The complainant, Amit Narang, is a deputy secretary in the United Nations Economic and Social (UNES) division of the ministry.

“Narang lodged a complaint at Parliament Street police station on Saturday, reporting that the items were missing from his office, room number 235-I,” a police official said, adding that break-in attempts were also made at rooms 235-G and 235-H.

Room number 235-G belongs to Shipra Ghosh, deputy secretary in the Eurasia division.

A case of theft has been registered over the matter. “We are examining the CCTV footage available to nab the culprit. Role of an insider can not be ruled out,” the official added.

Earlier in January, an assistant in the Home Ministry's Hindi Department, Ishwar Mahto, had filed a complaint about two computers going missing from his ministry’s North Block office.
The incidents are shocking as the South and the North Blocks have the Central Industrial Security Force personnel deployed round-the-clock and access to the offices in the building are controlled.

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