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PGIL releases ads to reputed agencies only

Piyush Goyal

New Delhi: As police probe continues in the leakage of documents to some websites and consulting firms, the government today said that state-owned Power Grid releases advertisements only to “reputed agencies”.

“Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd (PGCIL) does not have the details of websites/consulting firms being probed by Crime Branch of Delhi Police in leakage of documents case,” Power, Coal and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said in a reply to Rajya Sabha.

He added: “As a matter of policy, PGCIL only releases advertisements from time to time to reputed agencies, including the websites/consulting firms/portals, depending on the publicity requirement/benefit for corporate image building of the company.”

Sixteen people have been arrested in this case which continues to throw up new names everyday. Police have registered two separate FIRs in this case. While 13 people have been arrested in the first FIR, three have been held in the second case.

Cracking down on a major case of corporate espionage, 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.

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