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Friday, September 10, 2021

Prambir singh case: The NIA has written to Apple...!

Prambir singh case: The NIA has written to Apple...!


TCSN Desk✍️

Mumbai 10 Sep 21

Former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh, who is being investigated in connection with the Antilia bomb scare case and murder of businessman Mansukh Hiren, allegedly used FaceTime ID 'Balaji Kurkure' to communicate through his phone, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which is probing the case, has reportedly been told.

During the investigation, an intelligence officer told the NIA that the ID on Param Bir Singh's iPhone was created in his office in April. The ID was named 'Balaji Kurkure' because a packet of the brand's snack was kept in Param Bir Singh's office when it was created, stated a chargesheet.


In his statement to the NIA, the intelligence officer said that as there was no network inside Param Bir Singh's DG Home Guard office, the person who was activating the Facetime ID came outside to enter the ID and password. "I typed the password, the first name was Kurkure and the last name Balaji was used to create the iPhone ID. He used this name because at that time Balaji Kurkure pack was kept in the office," the officer said.

The NIA has written to Apple - the maker of iPhone - in connection with the investigation into the death of Mansukh Hiren - the businessman who owned the car in which the gelatin sticks were planted near the residence of industrialist Mukesh Ambani in February this year - to look into several email IDs and accounts in connection with the probe.


The probe agency has been trying to piece together several online accounts to unearth the conspiracy around Mansukh Hiren's death. The NIA believes sacked police officer Sachin Waze and former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma were the key conspirators in the case.

The NIA has recorded the statement of the intelligence officer in connection with the online accounts it has been investigating.


The intelligence officer is also learned to have corroborated the fact that a cyber expert was paid ₹ 5 lakh to fudge a report and state that a terror outfit, Jaish-Ul-Hind, was behind the planting of explosives (gelatin sticks) near Mr Ambani's residence, Antilia.