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Sensitive papers found from Kalra

Vishwa Mohan

11 Nov, 2006 TIMES NEWS NETWORK

 NEW DELHI: CBI Sources on Friday said five of the seven against whom FIRs may be filed soon in the Navy warrom leak case, belong to the Navy, the remaining two are working in the Army.

Their alleged role came to light after the agency scrutinised the documents seized during raids at 19 places across four cities — Delhi, Kolkata, Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar in June this year, the sources added.

CBI officials refused to disclose the names of these serving officers.Kalra, a retired Navy commander, was arrested after being booked for allegedly supplying sensitive documents for monetary gains.

He is working as deputy general manager (customer relations) at the public-sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd and is the 12th accused in the case involving leakage of classified information.

While nine of them, including controversial businessman Abhishek Verma, have been arrested, the prime accused Ravi Shankaran is still absconding. An Interpol red corner notice is pending against Shankaran, who is believed to be in Britain.

Kalra, who joined the PSU after taking voluntary retirement from the Navy, was arrested from his SCOPE complex office in south Delhi after CBI claimed to have found some sensitive documents from his Noida residence on Thursday night.

The retired navy commander, who left Navy in January this year, was posted in the maritime force's procurement board.

His name surfaced during the interrogation of retired naval officer S S Rathore who was arrested by CBI last week for alleged violation of the Officials Secrets Act.