Reliance Group has called for probe into ‘illegal phone tapping’ case. Company said it was “shocked” at reports which referred to illegal tapping of phones of some of its executives and expected authorities to probe the matter to bring the guilty to book at the earliest.
“We are shocked at reports which suggest that we have been victims of unauthorised and illegal tapping of our telephones. Conversations attributed to us are false and appear to have been doctored by someone who seeks to defame us,” company said in the press statement.
Company also claimed that it, at all times, has abided the law of the land both, in letter and in spirit in all of its actions and business activities and any suggestion of any wrongdoing is plainly false. “The reports are unfortunate as they make allegations without accepting any responsibility for the veracity of the contents. We reserve our legal rights to act against this kind of sensationalism,” said RIL spokesperson.
News reports have claimed that a corporate house had tapped phones of ministers and industrialists.
Reliance Group expects the authorities to take a serious view of these alleged violations of our right to privacy if indeed there has been any illegal wire tapping. “We also expect the authorities to verify the truth of these allegations and take action against these malicious falsehoods,” statement added.
Company also assured that it will render full co-operation to any authority in ascertaining the truth and remain confident of demonstrating that the salacious allegations are false and at all times, company has abided by the law.
Earlier, Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries group had also issued a statement, terming the conversations attributed to its officials in these tapes as “false” and also of legal action against such “sensationalism”.