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ONGC technical director Shashi Shankar sacked

At a time of focus on corporate espionage, the petroleum ministry Tuesday suspended Oil and Natural Gas Corp technical director Shashi Shankar over allegations of irregularities.

“Shashi Shankar, director (Technical and Field Services), ONGC has committed gross misconduct while dealing with a tender for Procurement of 21 Blowout Preventers (BOP),” the ministry said in a release here.

“Taking strong note of the lapses, the government on February 23 ordered suspension of Shashi Shankar with immediate effect to ensure fair and transparent inquiry,” it added.

Shankar was appointed on February 1 last year by the previous Congress government.(IANS)

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