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Indian Atomic Scientist Reports Laptop Theft

An Indian nuclear researcher raised an alarm when his laptop, reportedly filled with critical data, was pilfered from a passenger rail car, India Blooms News Service reported on Thursday (see GSN, Jan. 13).

The scientist, who is reportedly involved with the Kaiga atomic power plant in Karnataka, demanded that train officials find his laptop and other stolen personal effects that included identifying documents.

The Thiruvananthapuram-bound train was stopped for roughly 10 minutes. Interviews with other passengers did not turn up any clues as to what happened to the stolen laptop.

"The robbery took place somewhere near Vasai road railway station in Mumbai suburban. We have lodged a police complaint," rail authorities said.

Law enforcement officials have opened an investigation into the matter and began detaining potential perpetrators on Wednesday (John Edwards, India Blooms News Service, March 15).

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