Eight years after CBI filed the charge sheet in a case relating to leakage of information from Naval war room, a court on Thursday framed charges against Ravi Shankaran, Abhishek Varma and four other former senior defence officials under Official Secrets Act (OSA).
In a major blow to India`s bid for the extradition of Ravi Shankaran, key accused in the infamous Naval War Room leak case, a top British court has rejected the demand and ordered the CBI to pay over Rs one crore to him as legal costs.
The 48-year-old Shankaran, a relative of former Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash, had listed denial of bail in India among the reasons for opposing his extradition to this country, CBI sources said today.
A two-member CBI team on Sunday left for London to assist British prosecutors in the extradition case of Ravi Shankaran, kin of former Navy Chief
Arun Prakash and the main accused in the infamous Naval War
Room leak case.