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CBI attaching naval chief kin's properties

india Updated: Sep 19, 2006 13:44 IST

CBI on Tuesday began attaching the properties and bank account of Ravi Shankaran, a kin of Navy Chief Arun Prakash and an accused in the Naval War Room leak case, in various parts of the country after he failed to appear before the probe agency for several months.

The agency procured an attachment warrant on Monday evening from the designated court after he continously evaded appearing before it, CBI sources said.

The sleuths have moved at Shanks Oceaonography office in Goa, which is alleged to be his office, frozen his bank account in Mumbai and seized his Mercedez car in Pune.

The CBI had advised Shankaran, believed to be in London, to appear before the agency after raids were conducted at the properties owned by him in May this year.

A proclamation notice was also issued in newspapers published in Britain, where he is alleged to be hiding.

However, his continuous evasive tactics were informed to the designated court on September 10, after which the court issued the warrant.

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