Petroleum ministry leak: No raids conducted at our offices, says Reliance Group

Feb 23, 2015, 13:51 IST | PTI

New Delhi: Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group today said no police raids were conducted at any of its offices across the country in connection with the "corporate espionage" scandal.

The Group, whose employee Rishi Anand was among the five corporate executives from top five energy firms arrested for allegedly buying stolen official documents, claimed "no incriminating material" was found during the search of the arrested employees' work station.

"No search or raid has been conducted by police authorities at any office of the Reliance Group anywhere in India," it said in a statement here.

Stating that it was "not aware of the circumstances leading to the arrest" of Anand, the Group said it is fully cooperating with the authorities in the investigations. "The work station of only one specific Reliance Power employee was searched, and no incriminating material of any kind was found," the statement added.

So far 12 persons, including two junior staff of Petroleum Ministry have been arrested in the alleged scam to steal documents from the Ministry to sell to consultants and private companies.

"We are committed to propriety in all our business dealings, and do not support unlawful activities of any nature," the statement said, adding that the clarification is being issued in the interest of millions of the Group's investors.

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