Vodafone executive to be grilled in info leak case

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 23:11

New Delhi: A senior functionary of a
leading telecom company has come under the radar of
investigators for allegedly tipping off arrested IAS officer
Ravi Inder Singh about his phones being tapped by the security
agencies.

Sanjeev Arora, a deputy general manager with Vodafone,
who is responsible for dealing with government agencies, had
allegedly informed Singh, who was accused of leaking
information from Home Ministry, that his phone is being
tapped, alerting him to be careful while making calls.
"We will soon call him for questioning as this was an
incident of criminal conspiracy to subvert an ongoing probe
into a sensitive matter," an official said.

Despite repeated attempts, Vodafone officials could
not be contacted for comments.

Home Ministry officials said the probe by the Special
Cell of Delhi Police into the incident was going in the right
direction but if investigation indicates wider ramification of
the case, the probe could be handed over to CBI.
The 1994 batch West Bengal cadre officer, posted as a
director in the Union Home Ministry, was today remanded in
police custody for six days by a Delhi court.

Special judge Sangeeta Dhingra Sehgal also sent his
co-accused and Kolkata-based businessman Vineet Kumar, who
was allegedly acting as a broker on behalf of Singh, to six
days police custody.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, November 24, 2010 - 23:11

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