The five corporate executives, arrested in connection with Petroleum Ministry documents leak case, were today sent by a local court to three-day police custody for interrogation as Delhi Police alleged materials recovered from them show “national security was taken for a ride.”
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Sanjay Khanagwal allowed the Crime Branch of Delhi Police to quiz them in their custody till February 24 as the police said charges under the Official Secrets Act (OSA) might also be invoked in the matter as documents related to national security have been recovered.
“National interest was taken for a ride in the case. Documents relates to national security have also been recovered. This may attract charges under the Official Secrets Act,” the police said, adding that the accused might tamper with the evidence if released at this stage.