Four to face trial for selling secret docs abroad
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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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