New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday complimented the Delhi Police for busting the sensational corporate espionage scandal in which classified documents, including an input for upcoming Finance Minister's budget speech, were allegedly leaked.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief, who recently led his party to a historic win in the Delhi Assembly Elections, urged police to reach the 'top people' involved in the scandal.
The AAP chief took to Twitter to express his views.
Compliments del police 4 bursting espionage rkt. During interogations, police shud try to reach top people, who wud benefit from leaked info
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) February 21, 2015
Five senior executives from top energy firms and two consultants were among seven more people arrested on Friday.
"We have arrested five persons. Shailesh Saxena from RIL, Vinay Kumar from Essar, KK Naik from Cairns, Subhash Chandra from Jubilant Energy and Rishi Anand from ADAG Reliance," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav tonight. The arrests were made in the evening.
According to Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ashok Chand, all these company executives were receivers of the stolen documents which have been recovered by police teams during raids from their establishments.
Saxena is Manager, corporate affairs, Reliance Industries Limited(RIL); Chandra is senior executive, Jubilant Energy; Anand is DGM, Reliance ADAG; Vinay is DGM, Essar and Naik is GM, Cairns India.
They have been booked under IPC sections 120 B (criminal conspiracy) and 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property).
Delhi Police Thursday arrested five people - two petroleum ministry employees and three others - for stealing documents and leaking them to corporate houses.
Rakesh Kumar, 30, Lalta Prasad, 36 - both brothers and residents of Delhi, and Raj Kumar Chaubey, 39, a resident of Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, were held red-handed with photocopies of some secret documents in Shastri Bhawan Feb 17.
Based on information provided by them, government employees Asharam, 58, and Ishwar Singh, 56 were also arrested. They were part of the multi-tasking staff (MTS) in Shastri Bhawan.
Police said Lalta Prasad and Rakesh Kumar were on the payroll of Jain and he used to pay them Rs 40,000 each per month.