Alleged Data Breach In IT Company Sparks Row Between Andhra, Telangana

Telangana | Indo-Asian News Service provides some more details on the TDP incident:

An alleged data breach by a company which provides IT services to Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and the action taken against it by Telangana police triggered a row between the two states on Sunday.

On a petition by an employee of IT Grids, the Telangana High Court on Sunday directed Telangana police to produce four employees of the company before it on Monday.

The petitioner moved a habeas corpus petition, seeking direction to the police to produce the employees allegedly picked up during raids conducted on the company’s office in Hyderabad.

Cyberabad police reportedly seized laptops, hard disks and some other material during the searches conducted at IT Grids office, following a complaint by Lokeshwar Reddy that company officials have stolen the data of about 3.5 crore people of Andhra Pradesh who are the beneficiaries of various government welfare schemes.

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