CBI files chargesheet against former RAW official

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New Delhi, Apr 9(UNI) The CBI today filed a chargesheet against a retired Major General under the Official Secrets Act for divulging in his book classified information to which he had access during his tenure at Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).

The complaint was filed in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate against the official Maj Gen V K Singh for revealing the contents of the ''secret''information in his book "India's External Intelligence - Secrets of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the publisher of the book, Vivek Garg.

The CBI pointed out that the former RAW official had revealed the secret recommendations of the Group of Ministers on Internal Security given in 2001 and the had also divulged the details of the 'Top Secret' future technology up-gradation Project "Vision 2000" of the Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW) and specifically given the details of the technical aspects of two of the sub-projects namely VSAT Project and UHF/VHF Project, which were classified as 'Secret'.

The author of the book has also revealed specific and general details of several locations of the Cabinet Secretariat (R&AW) stations which are of classified nature, the agency said.

The CBI also held the publisher of the book responsible, as he knew fully well that certain contents were of classified nature, but went ahead and published the same.

Singh in his book had claimed serious lapses by the government and had alleged political interference and corruption in the intelligence agency.

The CBI had registered a case on the complaint of Cabinet Secretariat (RAW), complaint was filed for offences u/s 120-B IPC (criminal conspiracy) r/w Sections 3&5 of Official Secrets Act, 1923 and Section 409 IPC (criminal breach of trust by public servant).

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