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Documents leak: Bail plea hearing on April 27

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 24: A court here on Friday fixed April 27 for hearing the bail application of five corporate executives who are accused in the petroleum ministry’s documents leak case. Due to the lawyers’ strike in Delhi courts, Additiol Sessions Judge Raj Kapoor postponed the hearing of the bail plea for Monday. The five corporate executives are RIL corporate affairs mager Shailesh Saxe, Jubilant Energy senior executive Subash Chandra, Essar deputy general mager Viy Kumar, Reliance ADAG deputy general mager Rishi And, and Cairns India general mager K.K. yak. The court had fixed to hear on Saturday the bail plea of Virender Kumar, employed as a casual worker in the defence ministry. Former jourlist Santanu Saikia, who runs a web portal, and Prayas Jain, a Melbourne-based energy consultant, were also charge sheeted by Delhi Police in the case on April 18. The other accused are Lalta Prasad and Rakesh Kumar — brothers and residents of Delhi, Rajkumar Chaubey, a resident of Ghaziabad, and government employees Asharam and Ishwar Singh. Police have formally charged 13 people under various sections dealing with cheating, forgery, trespass, theft, common intent and crimil conspiracy. The provisions of the stringent Official Secrets Act have not been invoked against the accused but further investigation is on. Delhi Police registered a first information report for the leak of classified documents related to various ministries, including petroleum and tural gas, on February 17. (IANS)

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