New Delhi: Infosys on Wednesday said speculations of co-founders and former employees being involved in the recent whistleblower allegations were “appalling” and seem to be aimed at tarnishing the image of some of “the most accomplished and respected individuals”.
Infosys - which is investigating whistleblower complaints that alleged unethical practices by the company’s top management - condemned the “mischievous insinuations made by anonymous sources against the co-founders and former colleagues, suggesting their involvement in the recent whistleblower allegations”.
“These speculations are appalling and seem to be aimed at tarnishing the image of some of the most accomplished and respected individuals. I have deep regard for the life-long contribution of all our co-founders,” Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani said in a statement. He added that the co-founders have served the company “selflessly” and remain committed to the long-term success of Infosys.
He pointed out that an external law firm is already conducting an independent investigation into the allegations, and said the outcome of the investigation will be shared with all stakeholders at the relevant time.
Earlier this week, Infosys had said it is yet to receive any evidence to corroborate anonymous whistleblowers’ complaints. In October, Infosys had informed the stock exchanges of having received anonymous whistleblowers’ complaints alleging certain unethical practices by the top management.
Infosys Chairman Nandan Nilekani had said the whistleblower complaint dated September 20, as well as an undated complaint had been received by one of the board members on September 30.