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Some documents secret, confidential: Charge sheet in leak case

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, April 20: Some documents seized from the various accused arrested in connection with the petroleum ministry document leak case were secret and confidential in ture and not a single documents was in public domain, Delhi Police has said in its charge sheet. Delhi Police filed a charge sheet against 13 accused in the case on Saturday under various offence dealing with cheating, forgery, trespass, theft, common intent and crimil conspiracy. The charge sheet was accepted by a Delhi court on Monday. “As per the report of ministry of petroleum and tural gas (MoPNG) the documents recovered from the accused persons are not in public domain and some of the documents are marked as secret or confidential in ture,” said the police in its charge sheet. Eighty sets of photocopy of documents related to MoPNG were recovered from accused former jourlist Santanu Saikia, who now runs a web portal, of which 23 documents were marked as secret or confidential in ture, police said in its charge sheet.

Police recovered 80 set of photocopy of documents from RIL corporate affairs mager Shailesh Saxe but only one document was found to be secret in ture. Seven sets of documents were recovered from Prayas Jain, a Melbourne-based energy consultant and police said that six were secret and confidential while two out of nine documents recovered from Cairns India general mager K.K. yak were secret or confidential in ture. The provisions of the stringent Official Secrets Act have not been invoked against the accused but investigation is still on in the case. Police said that recovered documents were vital, sensitive and incrimiting.

Police have also recovered documents from three corporate executives — Jubilant Energy senior executive Subash Chandra, Essar deputy general mager Viy Kumar, Reliance ADAG deputy general mager Rishi And — but none of the documents were secret in ture, the charge sheet said. A first information report for the leak of classified documents related to various ministries, including those of petroleum and tural gas, on February 17. Followed by complaint police arrested Lalta Prasad, and Rakesh Kumar — both brothers and residents of Delhi, Rajkumar Chaubey, a resident of Ghaziabad, government employees Asharam, and Ishwar Singh, and Virender Kumar, employed as a casual worker in the defence ministry.

According to charge sheet yak, Viy Kumar, Saxe, And, Chandra, Saikia and Jain hired Rakesh Kumar and Lalta Prasad for obtaining stolen documents from ministry and paid them a handsome amount. (IANS)

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