Gurgaon: Gurgaon Police, probing the alleged gang rape of two Nepalese women at a Saudi diplomat’s residence, was unable to retrieve footage from the hard disk of digital video recorder (DVR) connected to six CCTV cameras as it turned out to be corrupt.
The hard disk of the digital video recorder (DVR) connected to around six CCTV cameras covering the entry, exit and several crucial spots outside the Saudi diplomat’s apartment turned out to be corrupt, police said today.
The hard disk was sent to the state’s only Forensic Science Laboratory in Madhubani, where the Haryana Police Academy is located, said a senior Gurgaon Police official.
Police had taken the DVR into its custody when they rescued the two Nepalese girls and handed it over to a special team, working on retrieving data crucial to the case.
The team, however, failed to do so despite putting efforts for several hours, as it was corrupt, the official said.
The DVR was connected to around six functional CCTV cameras which covered the entry, exit and other crucial spots outside the diplomat’s apartment.
The police was to prepare a report after monitoring the CCTV footage, share it with the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), if the ministry had asked for it, the official added.
Meanwhile, two days after submitting its report to the MEA in connection with the alleged gang rape of two Nepalese women in the apartment of a Saudi diplomat in Gurgaon, the police today had to post a series of clarifications countering “allegations” and “attribution of unverified facts” by several Twitter handles.
The battle over mmicroblogging site Twitter started with the Gurgaon Police’s official Twitter handle confronting allegations regarding sudden leave sanctioned to Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk and the speculations entailing them.
Gurgaon Police later clarified that the leave sanctioned to the police commissioner had nothing to do with the case.
The five days leave – comprising of three-days casual leave and two-days sick leave – to Virk was sanctioned on September 3, which is four days before the incident.
Another tweet by a handle (#autumnshade) claimed that “Gurgaon police confesses to having been tipped off by Islamic Republic of Iran about the Saudi diplomat keeping two Nepalese sex slaves.”
This led to another tweet by Gurgaon Police, claiming that the information about Nepali women was obtained from an NGO and not from the source described in the tweet by the #autumnshade handle. The police also claimed that the concerned handle was deleted soon after the clarification was posted.
“People should exercise restraint before posting allegations and unverified information over the internet in view of the fact that bilateral relations of India with two countries are involved in this case,” said Rajesh Chechi, ACP (Crime)and spokesperson of Gurgaon Police.