Voter ID data theft case: Main accused,Chilume trust Director arrested hunt on for another prime accused

Pramesh S Jain & Dr.Thomas (Special Correspondent)

The Halasurgate police continue to search for another prime accused identified as Lokesh KM in voters data theft case .

Lokesh who worked as administrative officer at the Chilume trust was coordinating the survey work and helping the staff to provide necessary details and the ID card claiming to be block level officer carried the survey in some areas on the pretext of spreading awareness among voters,collected details of the voters such as name,mother tongue, gender,religion,caste,voter ID number,and Aadhaar number and uploaded the data in the app developed by the trust.

The Central Division police have registered two FIRs in Halasurugate and Kadugodi police arrested Dharanesh,Renuka Prasad,Kempegowda,and Ravi Kumar,the two brothers and directors of the trust and the software developer who developed the app ‘digital Sameeksha app’.

However Lokesh who is coordinating the field workers and issuing the Id cards with a fake signature of the officials of the civic agencies concerned ,is yet to be arrested .

The police are now questioning Ravikumar to know the motive behind collecting the data and involvement of people behind the data theft.