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Officials of RIL, ADAG, Essar, Cairns and others arrested in corporate espionage case

corporate-espionageNew Delhi: Officials of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG), Essar, Cairns and others are been arrested, said the Delhi Police on Friday.

The corporate espionage case that has rocked the capital includes people like Shailesh Saxena of RIL, Vinay Kumar of Essar, KK Naik of Cairns, Subhash Chandra of Jubilant Energy, Rishi Anand of Reliance ADAG who have been taken under custody today.

The scandal got intricated on Friday as top secret documents including an input for the upcoming finance minister’s Budget speech were allegedly leaked in the whole operation.

Three diaries recovered from the accused, who have been arrested, have led to the revelation. According to sources, there could be many important names and numbers in these diaries.

Oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he wants the guilty to be brought to book and would comment only after the investigation is complete. “Let the investigation be over. No one will be spared,” he said.

Delhi Police had on Thursday reported an organized racket allegedly linked to corporate espionage and had reported arrest of five people involved in stealing official and classified documents from the Union petroleum ministry and supplying these to business houses, think tanks and lobbyists.

Meanwhile a Delhi court sent four of the seven accused to police custody till February 23. Former journalist Santanu Saikia, energy consultant Prayas Jain along with Rakesh Kumar and Lalta Prasad have been sent to police custody. The remaining three, Asharam, Ishwar Singh and Raj Kumar Chaubey, have been sent to 14-day judicial custody.

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