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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 Directoratein New Delhihave been indicted for allegedly leaking out classified information to commercial interests.

Highly placed Defence ministry sources said that a Naval Board of Inquiry had foundthe officers guilty of 'gross misconduct and impropriety' in the case in which some computer disks containing classified information about Naval
acquisition had been found to have been leaked out to commercial parties.

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.



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The officials concerned guilty of offence if proved, should be shot dead by the firing squad.


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