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Navy officers indicted for passing on classified information
September 23, 2005 18:33 IST
Some high-level Naval officials posted at the key Operations Directorate in New Delhi have been indicted for allegedly leaking out classified information to commercial interests.
Highly placed Defence ministry sources said that a Naval Board of Inquiry had found the officers guilty of 'gross misconduct and impropriety' in the case in which some computer disks containing classified information about Naval
Though the sources did not give any names, three top officials manning the Directorate of Naval Operations, Captain Kashyap Kumar and Commanders V Rana and V K Jha, are understood to have figured in the scandal and they had been asked to depose before the Board of inquiry.
Sources confirmed that the Board of Inquiry constituted to probe the incident had submitted its report to the Naval Chief Admiral Arun Prakash early this week.
"A comprehensive probe report into the incident has been submitted and action will follow," the sources said, indicating that the report was being studied for action. The report will now be sent to the Defence Minister, they said.