CBI files charge sheet in Navy leak case against 2 commanders, 4 others

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday filed its first charge sheet in the case pertaining to arrest of Navy officers handling sensitive submarine retro-fitting project for allegedly leaking confidential information in return of pecuniary gains, officials said.
In its charge sheet filed before special CBI judge in Rouse Avenue court, the CBI booked six persons, including two serving Navy commanders—one of them named Ajeet Kumar Pandey, a Commodore-ranked retired officer Randeep Singh, another Commander ranked retired officer SJ Singh working for a Korean Submarine company, a director of a private company and an alleged hawala operator.
The CBI had arrested two retired officers and during searches, the agency recovered Rs 2 crore from the residence of one of them.
The agency has booked the six individuals for charges of criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act, they said.
It is alleged that the serving naval officers were allegedly leaking confidential information to the retired officers in return for pecuniary gains.
After getting the information, the CBI had carried out a raid in September in which the two retired officers were arrested, the officials said.
Sources said further probe is continuing and the role of some foreign nationals is under scanner.

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