Leakgate: Top executives from Cairn India and RIL to be quizzed

  • Karn Pratap Singh, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Feb 28, 2015 00:17 IST

Some top executives of Cairn India and Reliance India Limited (RIL) will be questioned in connection with the recent theft of classified documents from various ministries, police sources said on Friday.

The executives in Cairn India include some of its board members who will be soon served notices by the Delhi police crime branch, asking them to join the probe.

The decision to question board members of Cairn India was taken following interrogation disclosure of company’s arrested general manager KK Naik. Crime branch sources said Naik revealed that he had been passing illegally obtained classified information to some board members of his company, whom he named.

When contacted, Cairn India said it would continue to cooperate with the investigative authorities. “Cairn India is a law abiding corporate and follows highest standards of corporate governance,” a company spokesperson said, adding “The matter is under investigation and it would be inappropriate for us to make any comments at this stage. The company however, has and will continue to extend all necessary cooperation to the authorities.”

Senior crime branch officers associated with the probe said they would neither confirm nor deny the developments being made in the case. Similar notices will be served to at least two top officials of RIL including its president, corporate affairs, Shankar Adawal.

Reliance Industries did not respond to queries sent by HT.

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