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NIA Denies Hacking Rona Wilson's Laptop in Bhima Koregaon Case; Says Arsenal Consulting Has no Locus to Give Opinion on Sub-Judice Matter

Lawstreet Journal 4 May 2021 9:15pm

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The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has denied the report by digital forensic firm Arsenal Consulting, which presumed that implicating material including a conspiracy to kill the Prime Minister of India and defeat the public authority, was planted on Elgaar Parishad - Bhima Koregaon accused, researcher Rona Wilson's PC.

Last week, a division bench of Justices SS Shinde and Manish Pitale heard Wilson's petition and directed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to enquire about the case.

A Petition was filed before Bombay high court by Wilson invoking article 226 of the Indian constitution and Section 482 of the CrPC demanding the formation of a Special Investigation Team to inquire into the planting of fabricating documents in his PC over a time of 22 months.

He has additionally looked for a stay on the procedures in the case and his immediate release, as interim relief.

What is an arrest report?

Arsenal Consulting, a digital forensic organization in the USA, stated that a cyber attacker had infected Wilson's PC with a malware called NetWire (accessible for $10 on the web), planted through an email on June 13, 2016, two years before his capture on June 6, 2018.

As per the report, the hacker at first did surveillance on his PC and later delivered 52 documents in a secret folder called 'Rbackup'. Also, the hacker added the last record simply a day before the police searched Wilson's home and seized his PC, on April 17, 2018.

Arsenal said in its report that The American Bar Association had requested Arsenal to enquire… Continue Reading...


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