Research In Motion denied reports in Indian media that it had received information from an Indian government official questioned by police Monday during an investigation into the leaking of information to telecommunications companies.
Ravi Inder Singh, a senior official in the country’s Ministry of Home Affairs, was taken in for questioning on Monday, Delhi police sources said.
Special Commissioner of Police P.N. Aggarwal said on Tuesday that Singh had not been arrested, and investigations were still going on in the case. He declined to comment on the line of investigation.
RIM is currently in difficult negotiations with the Indian government, which has been demanding that law enforcement agencies be given the ability to intercept communications on RIM’s network.
The government has given RIM until January to provide total access to communications on its BlackBerry Messenger service. It has also demanded access to RIM’s corporate email and communications service, BlackBerry Enterprise Server