Additional Sessions Judge Raj Kapoor's direction came while hearing the bail pleas of five corporate executives in connection with the case who sought to know from police why  it has arrested them without ascertaining whether the documents were classified or not.

The court on Monday had directed Delhi Police's crime branch to seek a report from the Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry specifying whether the documents allegedly recovered in the case were classified.

Police failed to file a reply and informed the court that the report was not received from the Ministry concerned.

The court sought that this is the last warning and asked the Ministry to positively file a reply by April 15.

It directed the joint commissioner of police to facilitate this process."Since no report has been filed from Petroleum Ministry, this court will like to have response from secretary, petroleum and of home being the administrative incharge and in control of Official Secrets Act (OSA) under its jurisdiction," the court added.

The court was hearing bail application of five corporate executives -- RIL corporate affairs manager Shailesh Saxena, Jubilant Energy senior executive Subash Chandra, Essar deputy general manager Vinay Kumar, Reliance ADAG deputy general manager Rishi Anand and Cairns India general manager K.K. Naik -- who are under judicial custody till April 15.

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