CBI requests for trial of former RAW official

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New Delhi Apr 8 (UNI) The Central Bureau of Investigation today filed an application in a Delhi court for conducting a trial of former Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) official Major General V K Singh.

Earlier, CBI had registered a case against Singh under section 5 of the Official Secrects Act for allegedly criticising the functioning of RAW and Special Protection Group (SPG) in his book, India's External Intelligence: Secrets of RAW.

Singh had also written about the case of Ravinder Singh, a former RAW official who is believed to fled to the US, and purchase of sub-standard communication equipment by the SPG.

He had pleaded before the court that the information published in his book were not classified documents and could easily available on the Internet.

He also pleaded that the matter related to the present proceedings which were available on the Internet be preserved and kept in record.

The court reserved its order for April 17 for conducting in-camera trial of the proceedings.

Singh also filed a petition for an anticipatory bail.

UNI XC SW GC1856

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