Guilty in espionage case would not be spared: Home Minister


New Delhi: Five employees accused of procuring Ministry of Petroleum and National gas documents fraudulently have been sent to 3 days of police custody. The police informed the court that the documents pertain to national security and may slap the ‘Official Secrets Act’ on the accused.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said no person would be spared in the corporate espionage case and strictest punishment would be given to those found guilty. So far 12 persons have been nabbed and many personnel in government departments and middlemen are under the scanner of Delhi Police, investigating the case. The corporate espionage case is turning murkier with every passing day. Earlier it appeared that the case is related to the leak of documents from the Petroleum Ministry, but now the shadow of espionage looms large over other ministries as well.

Many ministries and government officials are under investigating agency’s lens. Home minister Rajnath Singh has said that no guilty person will be spared. Delhi Police claims that the government employees at lower levels played a key role in this sensitive case. They had easy access to the important documents.