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Complaint against Essar forwarded to home ministry

Complaint into the alleged tapping of telephone conversations of some top industrialists and politicians by the Essar Group has been forwarded to Home Ministry for “appropriate action”.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2016 16:55 IST
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Complaint into the alleged tapping of telephone conversations of some top industrialists and politicians by the Essar Group has been forwarded to the home ministry.
Complaint into the alleged tapping of telephone conversations of some top industrialists and politicians by the Essar Group has been forwarded to the home ministry.(Photo courtesy: Essar website)

Complaint into the alleged tapping of telephone conversations of some top industrialists and politicians by the Essar Group has been forwarded to the home ministry for “appropriate action”.

The complaint was made to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) by lawyer Suren Uppal alleging that the Essar Group had ordered its former security chief Albasit Khan to tap into its business rivals’ telephone conversations.

“Complaint regarding Essar leaks has been forwarded to home ministry for appropriate action,” official sources said.

The complaint includes call logs for purported conversations of Mukesh and Anil Ambani with directors/ promoters of the two companies and other senior officials as well as conversations that show how business rivals reach out to politicians to seek favours.

The complaint also mentioned purported conversations of senior officials of the PMO including Ranjan Bhattacharya and Brajesh Mishra.

Essar has denied any wrongdoing.