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Official arrested for leaking info on MNP

November 23, 2010 10:59 IST

Delhi Police have arrested a 1994-batch Indian Administrative Service officer, posted in the internal security division of the home ministry, on charges of leaking sensitive information about mobile number portability (MNP) to some telecom companies.

Sources in the ministry said Ravi Inder Singh, a deputy secretary of the West Bengal cadre, was under surveillance for over a month by the intelligence agencies after they received a tip that he was transferring sensitive information.

After conducting initial investigations, the ministry officials handed over the case to the Special Cell of Delhi Police. The police carried out raids at his residence and office to gather evidence.

Senior police officials said a case of criminal conspiracy had been registered against Singh for allegedly leaking information to telecom firms on MNP, which is scheduled to be introduced from November 25 from Haryana.

 

BS Reporter in New Delhi
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