Published: June 25, 2005, 10:20 AM PDT
NEW DELHI--An Indian computer worker accused of selling the bank details of more than 1,000 people to a British newspaper says a friend had asked him to give a CD to a Briton to earn extra money, but he had no idea of its contents.
Twenty-four-year-old Karan Bahree, still on probation after starting his 10,000 rupee ($230) a month job in April, denied any wrongdoing in a one-and-a-half page handwritten explanation to his company, Infinity eSearch, local media reported on Saturday.
Infinity's lawyer told the Indian Express it was likely Bahree did not know how important the information on the CD was.
"He has written that he was supposed to get three pounds ($5.50) per information," the Express quoted Depak Masih saying.
"Bahree...thought he could earn some extra money this way by utilizing his free time."
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