Corporate espionage case: CBI raids eight places, detains three

New Delhi: The CBI on Thursday raided six offices of various ministries and private establishments in New Delhi and Mumbai in a seperate case of leakage of confidential government documents and detained three people, an agency official said.

A Central Bureau of Investigation official said that they had conducted raids at six places in New Delhi and two in Mumbai in the leakage of the documents relating to foreign investments in the finance and commerce ministries.

Clarifying it was a case separate from the espionage case being probed by Delhi Police, the official said the stolen documents were being sold for consideration by certain government officials to Mumbai-based chartered accountant (CA) Khemchandra Gandhi.

"The CA along with two other persons have been detained. The CA used to pass the stolen documents to various corporate houses. We have recovered Rs.60 lakh from the office and house of the the CA," said the official.

Reports also said that apart from cash, the CBI has also recovered several documents.

Delhi Police had so far arrested 16 people in connection with two separate FIRs in the leakage of government documents related to the ministry of petroleum, coal and power.

These documents were then supplied to the corporate companies to benefit them, the police had said.

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