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Sting operation highlights Modi's anti-corruption agenda

New Delhi

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi said uncovering and penalising corruption would be a focus of his government when he won a landslide victory last May. Now he's putting those words into action.

In a sting operation last week, police arrested five people and recovered stacks of stolen documents from the coal, power and oil ministries, according to Sunil Kumar, the investigating officer. They included details of exploration sites, natural gas pricing and the Oil Ministry's arbitration with Reliance Industries, the Indian Express reported on Feb 21, citing unidentified police sources.

The probe widened over the weekend, with seven people detained. Among those held are officials from Reliance...

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