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Publication of "secret" govt correspondence under MHA scanner

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 21:31

New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry is considering a matter regarding publication of "secret" correspondence of two departments by a publisher in one of its books.

This information was shared by I&B Minister Manish Tewari in a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha.

Tewari said the Home Ministry had informed that the publication of classified documents would be an offence if it falls under the purview of Section 5 of the Official Secrets Act.

He said the Home Ministry has also said the matter relating to publication of secret correspondence by a publisher is under consideration.

"Regarding action taken against Har Anand Publications private limited for the publication of `secret` correspondence of two departments of the government in one of its books, ministry of Home Affairs has stated that the matter is under consideration and their comments would be sent in due course," Tewari said.


First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 21:30

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