CBI FILES A CHARGESHEET AGAINST AN ACCUSED RELATING TO IGI AIRPORT TERMINAL- 3 OUTAGE CASE

Press Release
New Delhi , 29.06.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today filed a chargesheet against an accused of Bangalore u/s 66 r/w 43(a) (c) (d) (e) (f) and (i) of Information Technology Act,2000 in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Delhi relating to Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi, Terminal-3 outage case.

 

            A case was registered by CBI on 12.08.2011. It was alleged that Common Use Passenger Processing System (CUPPS) and Baggage Reconciliation System (BRS) at Terminal 3 of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi were rendered unavailable on June 29, 2011 during 02:56 Hrs to 14:56 Hrs due to introduction of a malicious script into primary and back up servers being maintained by Gurgaon (Haryana) based private company. Due to such system outage, check-in system at T-3 was unavailable leading to several delays in the operation of flights by various Airlines.

 

            During investigation, it was revealed that accesses have been made by exploiting the remote access option available to the system engineers of the company. A former employee of the company was found to have allegedly written the said malicious script and introduced the same into the servers of the company.

 

            Searches were carried out at four places in the premises of the said employee and other places at Bangalore. During searches, laptop, data card using which the accesses were made, cyber cafe record including the hard disks of the systems and register etc. were also seized. Forensic examination of the seized articles & analysis of the computer/server logs revealed that the script was present on the pen drive & the laptop of the accused and the remnants of the remote connection established have also been recovered from the seized media.

 

            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.

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