Essar leaks: ‘Tip of iceberg…(chats) expose corruption in business, govt, politics’

essar, essar leaks, essar phone tapping, essar ph tapping documents, essar document, essar politicians phone tapping, anil ambani, mukhesh ambani, express essar leaks, essar leaks news, india news, indian express, latest news Conversations that purportedly involve Directors and senior officials of the Essar Group itself and which show their political linkages.

The alleged tapping of phones of VVIPs by an Essar employee was done from two offices, one in New Delhi, the other in Mumbai, according to the complaint to the PMO from lawyer Suren Uppal.

Uppal has with him handwritten logs of calls, time and date, and handwritten diaries of what key recordings contained, all, he says, prepared by Albasit Khan and his team. These manuals have been accessed by The Indian Express.

The complaint mentions 24 snapshots of some of these purported conversations and divides these into several categories depending on the subject of the conversation or the intended target of interception:

*** Tapping of senior bank officials to get information that would help in re-structuring the group’s companies.

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*** Purported conversations of Mukesh and Anil Ambani with Directors/Promoters of the two companies and other senior officials.

*** Claims of conversations that show how business rivals reach out to politicians to seek favours.

*** Claims of payoffs and bribes made to official functionaries.

*** Specific acts of “espionage by interception” of phones of individuals in the highest echelons of the government.

*** Conversations that purportedly involve Directors and senior officials of the Essar Group itself and which show their political linkages.

*** Purported conversations of senior officials of the PMO including Ranjan Bhattacharya and Brajesh Mishra.

*** Purported conversations of several officials across ministries, including Rajiv Mehrishi, who is the present Home

Secretary and Ajoy Mehta, Municipal Commissioner of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai.

The Indian Express cannot authenticate these conversations which Uppal claims are only the “tip of the iceberg” and that there were “far more incriminating conversations that expose invariably all aspects of cor…

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