Four to face trial for selling secret docs abroad

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:39

New Delhi: Twenty five years after a father-
son duo and two others were caught by the CBI for trying to
send secret defence reports to foreign companies, a Delhi
court has allowed the CBI to go ahead with their criminal
prosecution.

Special CBI judge Pradeep Chaddah said there is a prima
facie case against the accused to prosecute them under various
provisions of the Official Secrets Act and allowed framing of
charges against them.

"I hold that there does exist sufficient prima facie case
against accused under section 120-B IPC (criminal conspiracy)
and under section 3 and 5 (spying and wrongful communication)
of Official Secrets Act. Let charge be framed accordingly,"
the court said.

The case was registered by the CBI on April 17, 1987
after a complaint was received by it from a courier company
that certain secret documents relating to the defence matters
were being dispatched by the accused.

Courier company Trident Express made the complaint to the
CBI that two packets were picked up for dispatch from a
Central-Delhi based firm called M/s Willian Jacks, run by
father-son duo and accused Krishan Kumar Jaojidia and Aditya
Kumar Jajodia.

On opening the packet, the CBI officials found that
secret information pertaining to trial report on battlefield
Surveillance Radar of Indian Army were being sent to Marc De
Saint Dennis, M/s Coprint, Paris.

The other packet was addressed to JWH Weavers of
Netherlands and contained draft letters with details of radar,
flycatchers for detection and tracking of low level enemy
aircraft.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 - 00:39

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