Essar phone tappings: MHA receives complaint, will take a call tomorrow

The 29-page complaint to the Prime Minister was submitted on June 1, 2016, by Uppal, who claims to represent Essar employee Albasit Khan, who allegedly tapped the phones.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: July 12, 2016 12:53 pm
essar documents 1200 Pictures are in a manual made by Albasit Khan and left in lawyer Uppal’s office

Home Ministry sources on Monday said the ministry had received Supreme Court lawyer Suren Uppal’s complaint to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the alleged tapping of telephone conversations of corporate chiefs, cabinet ministers and bureaucrats by the Essar Group, first reported in The Indian Express, which was forwarded to the MHA by the PMO for “appropriate action.”

The 29-page complaint to the Prime Minister was submitted on June 1, 2016, by Uppal, who claims to represent Essar employee Albasit Khan, who allegedly tapped the phones.

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A senior official said that Uppal’s complaint has been received in the Home Ministry, and a final call would be taken on Wednesday on the next course of action.

“The complaint has been received. We will now have to examine it and seek legal opinion on the further course of action. We will have to study whether the Home Ministry can initiate suo motu action and order a probe, or whether a complaint from one of the persons whose phone was tapped is required,” the official said.

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As reported in The Indian Express, between 2001 and 2006 — spanning one NDA and one UPA government — the Essar Group allegedly tapped several telephones of VVIPs, including Cabinet ministers, corporate chiefs Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani and many bureaucrats.

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    jew
    Jun 21, 2016 at 5:39 am
    Incredible!!!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Despite the shocking and unbelievable contents of the said recordings, the enquiry is ordered into "illegal Phone tapping".lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;It is very clear that the brief to HM is to bury the issue.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Here is what I think is going to happen:lt;br/gt;1.HM will conduct enquiry and file a case against Essar for illegal phone tapping.lt;br/gt;2. Essar will will go to court defending itselflt;br/gt;3. It will go on appeal and counter appeal for half a decade.lt;br/gt;4. Any query on the content of the recordings will be avoided citing the issue being "Sub-judice"lt;br/gt;5. Chapter closed!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Dear Bhakts, wait and watch and if the events play out as predicted, please rethink who or what you are supporting.lt;br/gt;Jai Hind!
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    1. naidu kare
      Jun 21, 2016 at 5:43 am
      Piyush goyal must be having a bit of discomfort in stomach
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      1. naidu kare
        Jun 21, 2016 at 5:42 am
        complaint would have been sent to Nagpur. It will come back with a clean chit
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