A common ground between warring camps

The row between Reliance tycoons Mukesh and Anil Ambani has reached a point where the government has had to plead with them to end their fight for the good of the economy. Though the two are locked in a bitter dispute over a gas contract that has been hogging headlines, there is a commonality that bridges both camps.

Both Shankar Adwal, vice-president, corporate affairs, RIL, who is Mukesh Ambani’s pointsman, and A.N. Sethuraman, president, Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, share a common lawyer. That’s because both top executives were charged with violation of the Official Secrets Act for receiving and possessing classified documents in a CBI case filed in 1998 – when the two warring sides were together – and the case carries on till date.

On this count at least they seem to find common ground.