Naval war room leak: Dismissal of two officer upheld by SC
New Delhi, Feb 24: The decision to sack two naval officers in connection with the Naval war room leak case was upheld by the Supreme Court of India. A board of inquiry had found Commander Vijendra Rana and Commander V K Jha guilty of giving out information regarding defence forces to outside agencies.
The 2005 case involved the leak of 7,000 pages of sensitive defence information from the Navy War Room. The case came to light after one officer was found in possession of a pen drive containing secret information. The BOI had found them guilty following which the centre dismissed two officers on October 26 2005.
The two then approached the SC challenging their dismissal. The court however found no merit in their argument and rejected their case. Before the SC, the Centre argued that the two officers would provide sensitive information to unauthorised agencies which in turn threatened national security.