NEW DELHI, Feb 28 � Names of private secretaries and PAs of bureaucrats have cropped up in the corporate espionage case which need to be probed, Delhi Police told a court here which extended by three days the police custody of a person arrested for allegedly procuring sensitive documents from ministries, reports PTI.
Lokesh Sharma, an employee of a Noida-based consultancy firm, was produced before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Kumar Arora after completion of his five-day police remand.
Delhi Police, while seeking extension of his remand, said names of a few more persons, including private secretaries and assistants of senior bureaucrats in the ministries have cropped up, which need to be investigated.
The agency said they need Lokesh to confront him with the other two arrested accused in the second FIR in the corporate espionage case.
They are Jitender Nagpal, PS to Joint Secretary in Forest and Environment Ministry and Vipan Kumar, PA to a UPSC member, who were arrested on February 25 for allegedly procuring sensitive documents from ministries.
The Crime Branch had arrested Lokesh on February 23, claiming that �sensitive� documents pertaining to ministries of Coal, Power and others were recovered from his possession.
A separate FIR was registered by the Crime Branch under sections of trespass, theft, criminal conspiracy and fraud in this case separately from the one involved in the petroleum ministry racket.
Delhi Police had on February 19 arrested two junior Oil Ministry officials and three other middlemen for allegedly leaking classified government documents to energy companies.
On February 20, two energy consultants Santanu Saikia and Prayas Jain and five senior executives from top energy firms � Shailesh Saxena from RIL, Vinay Kumar from Essar, KK Naik from Cairns, Subhash Chandra from Jubilant Energy and Rishi Anand from ADAG Reliance � were arrested.