Monday, February 23, 2015

Indian Oil Ministry Investigating Possible Bugging

India - A sticky tape with a micro-insertion found beneath a table in the office of a top bureaucrat in the ministry has raised suspicion over snooping attempts to tap information on sensitive energy related matters, sources told HT.

“We cannot rule out any possibility... the matter has been brought to the notice of the investigative agencies, who will look into the matter,” a top petroleum ministry bureaucrat told HT requesting not to be identified...

A similar incident of a possible bugging of a government office was reported in June 2011 when suspicion surrounded the office of the then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee. The office of the home ministry and the Intelligence Bureau later confirmed that it was just a suspicion and no bugging took place in the office.