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Retired captain sent to jail for 7 years in 2006 Navy War Room leak case

The court said that retired captain Salam Singh Rathore had committed the offence against national security.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: July 11, 2018 14:42 IST ]

Navy War Room leak case 

A Delhi court on Wednesday awarded seven-year rigorous imprisonment to retired captain Salam Singh Rathore in an offshoot of the 2006 Navy War Room leak case. The court said that he had committed the offence against national security.

Special CBI Judge SK Aggarwal handed down the jail term to Rathore for the offence of spying under the Official Secrets Act.

The judge convicted the accused under Section 3(1) C of the 1923 Official Secrets Act, but acquitted another accused, Commander (retired) Jarnail Singh Kalra, in the case.

The court, while awarding the sentence, considered the submission of the prosecutor that several secret documents were recovered from the possession of Rathore which he could not account for.

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