Naval war-room leak: After a decade, CBI closes case

Updated: Feb 05, 2018, 10:20 IST | Agencies

After over a decade of hounding and humiliation, the CBI has not found anything against former captain of Indian Navy Kashyap Kumar, who was dismissed by the government in 2005 for being allegedly involved in the infamous naval war room leak case

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After over a decade of hounding and humiliation, the CBI has not found anything against former captain of Indian Navy Kashyap Kumar, who was dismissed by the government in 2005 for being allegedly involved in the infamous naval war room leak case.

The CBI submitted its report quietly in a designated court and the Delhi High Court late last year, saying that “the investigation in respect of petitioner Kashyap Kumar has concluded and CBI has decided to close the case against him”. The status report on the CBI probe came on a petition moved by the 58-year-old captain in the high court seeking quashing of the FIR against him.

Disposing of the petition filed by Kumar, Justice Ashutosh Kumar had said in his single page order that the CBI, “on the strength of the relevant documents, has submitted that the case against the petitioner has been closed by the CBI”.

Kashyap Kumar was dismissed from service in October 2005 in exercise of the rarely used President's “pleasure doctrine” under Article 311 of the Constitution without facing a court-martial after his name surfaced in the navy war room leak case. He filed a writ petition in November 2005 challenging the decision. He was named in the FIR after the CBI took over the probe but the agency did not chargesheet him for want of evidence.

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When the navy captain was dismissed from service

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