Naval war room leak: Former officer gets 7 years jail

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 11, 2018 16:14 hrs
Indian Naval band marches in at the Red Fort to celebrate Independence Day in New Delhi on August 15, 2017. (AP Photo)

New Delhi: A special court here on Wednesday sentenced former naval officer, Captain Salam Singh Rathore, to seven years of rigorous imprisonment in the 2005 Naval War Room leak case.

Central Bureau of Investigation Special Judge Sanjay Kumar Aggarwal announced the sentence on Rathore, 63, who was on July 7 convicted under Section 3(1)(c) of the Official Secrets Act for possessing secret defence documents.

A case was registered in March 2006 over the leak of about 7,000 pages of defence information of a sensitive nature from the Naval War Room and the Indian Air Force headquarters, on a reference from the Defence Ministry after separate inquiries by both the service.

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