New Delhi, March 1 -- Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut on Monday reminded that he had expressed the possibility that a 'sabotage' was behind last October's power outage in Mumbai, after reports emerged that a Chinese government-linked hackers' group had targeted India's critical power grid system. The minister further said that according to him, media reports about possible involvement of China-backed Red Echo group 'are true.'

"When power went out in Mumbai, I had said that there was something wrong and had constituted three committees to probe. I feel media reports that have surfaced are true. Cyber cell will submit a report on this by 6pm today to home minister Anil Deshmukh," Raut told news agency ANI.

On October 13 last year,...