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The Not-So Mysterious Adventures of the Chandigarh Boffins

By on Jan 5, 2008 in Stop The Press, Tech Takes | 3 comments

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Hi folks, first post of the Nu Ear. Bit late, pre-Boreds going on. Nothing much to write home about. Wouldn’t normally have written a post at this point of time, but then, I came across this absolutely weird news item the other day, that I *had* to share it. It’s about The Boffins of Chandigarh Police, who apparently caught a Much-Wanted Criminal using ‘GPS and Google Earth’ (that’s what the n’paper said).

The Case of Much-Wanted Criminal and the Boffins of Chandigarh Police

‘Tis true, the above story, absolutely true. Pick up the goddamn newspaper if you don’t believe me. My point is not to mock The Boffins, in fact, I was pretty impressed that a police force in India could pull it off. Especially given that Delhi (“Bhith You, Phor You, Alwayj” – to be spoken in a Haryanvi accent) / Mumbai police are considered to be tech-savvy. Apart from the faux pas over ‘GPS tracking’, that was some slick detective work. Kudos to The Boffins, and the men who keep us protected. I’m sure this more humorous version of the news article will spread their fame far and wide.

I also wonder whether Mr Much-Wanted Criminal had registered with the National Do Not Call Registry. If he had, I’m sure he can sure the telecom company for getting him into prison…



3 Comments

  1. Anuj

    January 8, 2008

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    They are finally catching up, I thought that wireless triangulation without a judges permission was illegal, isn’t that so?

  2. GQ

    January 10, 2008

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    @Anuj: Yeah…but hey, the Boffins caught the baddie. And I must admit, it was some slick thinking…

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