Airtel files FIR on former employee for leaking confidential information

June 25, 2015 11:38
Airtel files FIR on former employee for leaking confidential information

“Trust is like Virginity. Once you lost it, you will never get it back.”

Though a bit obscene and harsh; the above liner clearly tells us the significance of faith and trust. Especially when you are working with a company, your sincerity alone gets the recognition for you. Putting the lessons to a deaf ear, a former employee of Airtel is now about to face the jail sentence.

Yasir Majid was a senior most employee in Bharti Airtel working from the past ten years in Jammu & Kashmir. When he was transferred to Odisha on March 2 this year as the distribution head of the circle, nobody expected his resignation in a month’s period. He resigned to his job on April 13 to be effective April 24 and then joined the company’s soon to-be launched rivals “Reliance Jio infocomm” headed by Mukesh Ambani on April 27. Before leaving the company, the former had reportedly stolen the confidential data from Bharti Airtel, India’s biggest mobile operator.

By doing so, he has kick started for a bitter war between two Telcos helmed by India’s top billionaires Sunil Mittal and Mukesh Ambani

Now Airtel has lodged an FIR at the Infocity police station in Bhubaneswar, Odisha on June 22.  

"(Yasir Majid) after having been relieved from the services of the company (Airtel), took up employment with M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd...It thus became evident that the said Mr Yasir Majid downloaded, copied and extracted the aforementioned confidential financial data/information of the company for his own use and the use thereof by his current employer M/s Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd., who is a business competitor of the company," said the first information report (FIR) filed by the police.

The FIR further states: "This confidential information, being commercially sensitive, is quite valuable for the business competitor of the company and can be effectively used to form its business plan and strategy.

Reliance Jio Infocomm is all set to launch commercial 4G operations from December this year.

Reliance, which is famed for its disruptive behavior in every field, it enters is keen to make a debut with groundbreaking tariff structure and thus shake the market.

- Manohar

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