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BJP chief demands JPC to probe Navy war-room leak

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New Delhi, July 5 (UNI) BJP President Rajnath Singh today demanded a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee into the Navy war-room leak in view of the "startling and shocking disclosures" made by the CBI in its 250-page chargesheet in the case.

"The BJP demands immediate constitution of a JPC to pinpoint the guilty at bureaucratic and political levels as it fears that some power elements are out to protect the ring-masters of this unparallel espionage in post-independent India threatening our very security and the system," Mr Singh said in a statement.

He said that the raids by the CBI after a gap of four months since the FIR was lodged in the case showed that some people were out to "help the accused destroy vital evidence." Describing the Navy war-room leak case as "wild and weird" and a gloomy episode in the history of defence and security secrecy, he also demanded that the UPA Government immediately identify the country which was behind "this spy-ring and declare the people concerned persona non grata.

The BJP President said the hacking of 7000 pages of defence secrets pertaining to present deployment of Navy, Air Force and Army including paramilitary forces and their future projections, "is too serious a matter to be over looked." Accusing the UPA of compromising national security, both internal and external, he said that nothing appeared to be safe under this government, "neither the country nor its people." Refering to the reported leaks in the National Security Council's secretariat which he described as equally disturbing, the BJP chief asserted that this government had failed in all fronts and had no moral right to stay in power.

"The NSC was created post Kargil war during NDA government to deal with the inputs from vital agencies like RAW, IB, Military Intelligence, and assess security scenario in the immediate neighbourhood as also global inputs." he pointed out.

UNI KAS/MCN VD ND1838

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