Breaking: Prime Minister’s Office asks MHA for inquiry and report on ‘Essar phone tapping’


Prime Minister’s Office has asked Home Ministry for inquiry into and report on alleged phone-tapping known as Essar leaks, said several media reports.

On 14 June EXCLUSIVELY reported how a Delhi-based lawyer had acquired at least 50 hours of of audio recording of several high profile politicians (both dead and alive) and owners of top corporate houses in India.


Also read | Read EXPLOSIVE transcript of Essar audio tapes allegedly involving Mukesh Ambani, Pramod Mahajan and others

We also reported on the dirty nexus of politicians and crony capitalists prevalent in India. The lawyer, Suren Uppal, had claimed that he had obtained at least 50 hours of audio recording from a former Essar employee, Albasit Khan, who was allegedly tasked to tap phones of officials in PMO, Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani, his brother Anil Ambani, politicians Amar Singh, Pramod Mahajan, Praful Patel, Suresh Prabhu (current railway minister), Ram Naik 9current UP Governor) among others.

Writing about this expose, journalist Sheetal P Singh on his Facebook had said that this would arguably the biggest ever expose of the independent India.

The Congress party had called for the entire 50 hours of tape to be made public.

In one audio a top businessman is heard talking about eliminating one ‘fat’ politician. This is believed to be in reference to Amar Singh.

In another clip, a Pramod Mahajan is heard pleading before Ambani asking for his help to bail him and his party out of the immediate political crisis.

Other clips include conversation of alleged conversations of Mukesh and Anil Ambani with directors/promoters of the two companies and other senior officials. Some clips have incriminating evidence of very specific acts of “espionage by interception” of phones of individuals in the highest echelons of the government.

Other clips also have purported conversations of senior officials of the PMO including Ranjan Bhattacharya and Brajesh Mishra and 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.

Reliance Industries, in a statement to, had denied all allegations alleging that they had fallen victim to ‘unauthorised phone tapping.’


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