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Document leak case: CBI busts racket selling confidential documents to firms

Several offices of finance ministry and commerce ministry, residences of its officials and a well known Mumbai-based chartered accountant were covered

New Delhi: Busting a major ring of a well-known chartered accountant (CA) and government servants, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case of alleged sale of confidential documents related to foreign investment policies that were passed on to companies.

CBI officials said a major coordinated search operation at various locations—including six in New Delhi and two in Mumbai—was carried out on Thursday. Several offices of finance ministry and commerce ministry, residences of its officials and a well known Mumbai-based CA were covered.

The officials said a trove of confidential documents and 60 lakh cash was allegedly recovered from the residence of the CA, besides a large number of electronic documents found on the laptop, tablets and hard disks, recovered from the residences of officials and the CA.

The officials said CA Khemchand Gandhi, under secretary in department of disinvestment and grievances Ashok Kumar Singh, and section officer in the department of economic affairs Lala Ram Sharma have been detained by the agency.

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