Senior IAS officer questioned for 2nd day

Ravi Inder Singh was handling almost 5,000 security-related cases in four sectors of telecom, mining, shipping and surface transport and it is being investigated to whom he was leaking the information to.

Last Updated: Nov 23, 2010, 15:20 PM IST

New Delhi: The Special Cell of the Delhi
Police questioned a senior IAS officer posted in the Home
Ministry for the second day Tuesday in connection with a case
which top Ministry sources said pertained to "corporate
snooping" and that no national security was compromised.

Ravi Inder Singh, a 1994 batch IAS officer of West
Bengal cadre, who was working as Director in the sensitive
Internal Security division, was under surveillance of the
Special Cell and was detained yesterday evening following
which searches were carried out at his office and residence.

"This is corporate snooping and clear violation of
conduct rules. Whether it is a corruption case we are
examining. He has not been arrested and last night he was
allowed to go after questioning. Today he came back and is
being questioned again. His property, bank balance, are being
looked into but no national security has been compromised,"
top Home Ministry sources said.

Singh was handling almost 5,000 security-related cases
in four sectors of telecom, mining, shipping and surface
transport and it is being investigated to whom he was leaking
the information (official) to, sources said.

Sources said that Singh`s case has no connection
with the recent conversations between the Ministry and the
makers of Blackberry.

The Internal Security Division of the Home Ministry,
where Singh was working, is considered to be the most
sensitive wing and handles all crucial issues related to the
country`s security.

PTI