Bhima Koregaon Case – Key Evidence Against Defendant Presented With Malware, According To Digital Forensic Report
A report by Arsenal Consulting, a Chelsea, USA digital forensic analyst, denied the electronic evidence collected by the investigative agency against Rona, Wilson, 42, and 15 other people arrested in the Bhima Koregaon violence case, including Surendra Gadling, Mahesh Raut, Shoma Sen, Sudhir Dhawale, Arun Ferriera, Vernon Gonslaves, Sudha Bharadwaj and P. Varavara Rao.
- Arsenal Consulting, which was cordoned off by the American Bar Association to examine the cloned copy of Wilson’s computer hard drive, said a hacker controlled his computer for a period of 22 months to lock down documents, leading to an alleged investigation that unraveled an Indian communist (Maoist) party conspiracy to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi “in another Rajiv Gandhi-type incident.”
- Wilson filed a brief motion in Bombay High Court requesting that the FIR and the charges against him be vacated in light of this report. His request explains how a hacker exploited the IP addresses provided by a “marine host” and used proxy servers to plant a “NetWire Trojan.”
- This first put Wilson under surveillance and then remotely via malware handed over various files, including incriminating correspondence with other defendants.
- It was this correspondence that was used, first by the Pune police and later by the National Investigative Agency (NIA), as incriminating evidence against the activists, the petition read.
The Chinese military claims that both sides have started to withdraw from Lake Pangong
The Chinese military announced on Wednesday that front-line troops from India and China have begun to withdraw from the north and south shores of Lake Pangong, where both sides have been stranded for months, as of this writing, the Indian military has yet to release a statement on this development.
- The Chinese Defense Ministry statement said this followed a consensus reached in the latest round of talks between corps commanders on January 24.
- Beijing, “According to the consensus reached in the ninth round of commander-level talks between China and India, the front-line units of the Chinese and Indian armed forces on the southern and northern shores of Lake Pangong have begun to disconnect. Synchronously on a scheduled basis. However, the Indian Army has yet to confirm the development.
Twitter retains some accounts after the government, orders, blog says it won’t block media accounts
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that it retained “some” of the accounts the Indian government ordered it to block for allegedly spreading false information about farmers demonstration.
- However, he added that action was only taken against certain accounts as Twitter did not believe that the government’s orders were “in accordance with Indian law.”
- Twitter said that since the government sent it a notice of non-compliance, it wanted to clarify the steps it had taken to censor harmful content.
- The platform had unblocked 250 accounts by tweeting with a supposedly reprehensible hashtag on February 1, within hours of retaining them.
- Amid the ongoing struggle between the government and Twitter, Union ministers and government departments opened accounts on Koo, an India-made alternative to Twitter.
Parliamentary Procedures: Prime Minister Strongly Supports Three Agricultural Sector Laws
Responding to Lok Sabha at the discussion on the motion of thanks to the President’s speech at the joint session of Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly defended the three agricultural laws contentious and attacked the opposition for “fooling” the farmers, claiming that those who disturb the House are doing it according to a “well-planned strategy” because they cannot digest that people can see the truth.
- In order to allay misgivings about agricultural laws, Modi said that neither any agricultural “mandi” (market) was closed after the enactment of the three laws nor the shutdown of the MSP, but rather that the MSP did that to increase, which no one can deny.
- Congress left Lok Sabha while Prime Minister Modi explained the government’s position on the three agricultural laws. Noting that the kind of investment agriculture needs is not happening, Modi said there is a need to attract investment and modernize agriculture to empower the sector.
Covid Watch: The number of reported coronavirus cases in India was 1,08,69,821 at the time of publication of this bulletin, with a toll of 1,56,740.
Supreme Court suspended Delhi Supreme Court ruling ordering public and private schools to provide internet devices and packages to students in economically weaker sections (EWS) for online courses started during Covid-19 lockdown .