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Petroleum ministry leak: Seniors of arrested executives to join probe


New Delhi, Feb 22:

The Delhi Police is likely to summon the seniors of the five corporate officials arrested in the petroleum ministry document leakage case asking them to join investigations, sources said Sunday.

Delhi Police“We will soon be sending notices to the seniors of all five arrested officials. We want them to join the probe,” a police officer said.

In addition, the police were also on the lookout for an employee of the petroleum ministry named Lokesh, who was part of the multi-tasking staff (MTS) in Shastri Bhawan.

Police said it is likely that Lokesh, who is missing at the moment, was working for another group of private companies and leaking information to them.

“We are probing all the angles and may register a new FIR in this regard,” said the officer.

Police have already arrested two government employees – Asharam, 58, and Ishwar Singh, 56 – who too were working as MTS in Shastri Bhawan.

Meanwhile, the five officials have been sent to three days’ police custody as police raided two places in the city as part of its investigations.

Those sent to police custody till Feb 24 are RIL corporate affairs manager Shailesh Saxena, Jubilant Energy senior executive Subash Chandra, Reliance ADAG DGM Rishi Anand, Essar DGM Vinay and Cairns India GM K.K. Naik.

All were arrested Friday and booked under sections dealing with criminal conspiracy and use of stolen property. Their arrest took to 12 the number of those behind bars in the case.

Around a dozen teams of the Delhi Police’s crime branch are working on the case. IANS