Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: Essar Group, the Indian multinational conglomerate holding company with investments in the sectors of steel, energy, infrastructure and services, tapped telephone conversations of VVIPs, including Cabinet ministers and corporate honchos, said a news report.
Revealing the widespread collusion and corruption nexus between corporates and the corridor of powers, The Indian Express report said that tapping is purported to have spanned over five years, between 2001 and 2006.
A Delhi-based Supreme Court lawyer Sunil Uppal has revealed the matter in a complaint to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and claims to represent the Essar employee who allegedly tapped the phone conversations.
As per the report, those whose phone calls were tapped included the current Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, former ministers Prafull Patel and Ram Naik, Ambani brothers, late Cabinet minister Pramod Mahajan, MP Amar Singh, former CEO and MD of ICICI Bank KV Kamath, former Chairman of IDBI Bank PP Vohra, Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi among others.