New Delhi: Delhi Police on Thursday formally charged in a court three accused in connection with the second FIR filed in the documents leak case.

The charge sheet was filed before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Satish Kumar Arora, who fixed May 1 as the next date of hearing.

Lokesh Sharma, an employee of the Noida-based energy consultancy Infraline Energy; Jitender Nagpal, personal assistant to a joint secretary in the environment ministry; and Vipan Kumar, personal assistant to a member of the Union Public Service Commission were charge sheeted under various sections dealing with theft, tresspass and criminal conspiracy.

Sharma, who was arrested on February 23, used to provide stolen documents of the coal and petroleum ministries to some corporate houses, police said. Nagpal and Kumar were arrested on February 25.

Delhi Police have registered two first information reports (FIRs) in connection with the leak of classified documents related to various ministries, including coal, petroleum and natural gas and power.

All three were booked following the second FIR registered on February 20.

The first FIR was filed on February 17 in connection with the case relating to the leak of documents from the petroleum and other ministries, which was unearthed with the arrest of two former employees of Shastri Bhavan. 

Police have filed a charge sheet against 13 accused in the first case.

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