Codenamed Operation Rhyme, it saw 4,000 garages and lock-ups visited and the seizure of nearly 300 computers and around 1,800 items of discs, CDs and removable storage. The case also involved a wide range of investigative methods, including forensic linguistics, to prove the authorship of documents, facial mapping, computer forensics and handwriting analysis.Barot also employed counter-surveillance on a routine basis, according to the report. He
rarely stayed anywhere for more than a night, used a variety of different vehicles and hardly ever used mobile phones. He would also perform sudden manoeuvres in heavy traffic or circle roundabouts to make it more difficult to be tailed.Barot was sentenced to life in prison.