IB found nothing in my office: Pranab

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the investigative agencies found nothing during their probe of the alleged security breach at his office in the North Block. HT reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 22, 2011 01:54 IST
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Hindustan Times

Finance minister Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said the investigative agencies found nothing during their probe of the alleged security breach at his office in the North Block.

“In respect of news item regarding bugging in my office, the IB (Intelligence Bureau) investigated into it and found there is nothing in it,” Mukherjee told reporters on the sidelines of a Comptroller and Auditor General conference here.

According to a newspaper report, there was a possible breach of security in Mukherjee’s office and that of his aides at North Block and the finance minister had written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in September last asking him to order a secret enquiry into the serious breach of security in his office.

Mukherjee is said to have urged the prime minister to order a secret inquiry into the “serious breach of security in his office” in the form of “planted adhesives” in 16 locations in a possible surveillance attempt.

First Published: Jun 21, 2011 12:34 IST