The National Investigation Agency has arrested two men for stealing computer hardware components from Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) under construction in Cochin Shipyard Ltd. The arrested accused have been identified as Sumit Kumar Singh (23 yrs) resident of Munger, Bihar, and Daya Ram (22yrs), resident of Hanumangarh Rajasthan.
In Octpber, 2019, They had stolen the certain critical electronic component installed on-board Indigenous Aircraft Carrier under construction at the Cochin Shipyard.
The Theft electronic component included 5 micro-processors, 10 RAMs, 5 Solid State Drives (SSDs) from the Multi-Functional Consoles (MFCs) aboard the Ship. MFCs form part of Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) of the Project.
NIA conducted a painstaking and a very detailed investigation into this completely blind cas collecting and analyzing fingerprints and palm-prints of more than five thousand persons, who had worked in the IAC project during the relevant period. A large number of witnesses were examined. In the month of March 2020, NIA had announced a reward of Rs. Five lakhs to anybody who gives any credible leads in the case.