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Corporate spies in the corridors of power

Print edition : March 20, 2015

The accused before they were produced in a court in Delhi on February 21. Photo: Atul Yadav/PTI

Seven of those arrested in he corporate espionage case, including former journalist Santanu Saikia (top, left) and five corporate executives from energy firms. Photo: PTI

Tapan Sen, Rajya Sabha member of the CPI(M). In a letter to the Petroleum Minister highlighted the anomaly in the affidavit filed by the Ministry in the Delhi High Court pleading for rejection of the ONGC's petition against a private operator, terming it as "frivolous". Photo: The Hindu Archives

Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. Photo: Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Murli Deora (left) replaced Mani Shankar Aiyar as Petroleum Minister during the UPA-I government. Here, he is being welcomed by his predecessor at his office on January 30. Photo: V. Sudershan

S. Jaipal Reddy. He was replaced by M. Veerappa Moily as Petroleum Minister in 2012. Photo: Ramesh Sharma

The ongoing investigation into the theft of documents from the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas reveals the ugly face of crony capitalism.

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