Delhi HC quashes criminal proceedings against Reliance Industries under Official Secrets Act

Aditi Singh August 2 2019

The Delhi High Court has quashed the criminal proceedings against Reliance Industries and its officials under the Official Secrets Act, 1923 on the ground that the allegedly "secret" documents in their possession did not pertain to national security and the content was already available in public domain.

The Judgement was passed by a Single Judge Bench of Justice Sunil Gaur in a batch of petitions challenging a trial court order framing charges against Reliance Industries, some of its officials and Manager (Corporate Affairs) of Reliance Telecom Pvt . . .

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