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Navy war room leak: Two accused granted bail

india Updated: Jul 05, 2006 20:33 IST
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A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to Mukesh Bajaj and Raj Rani Jaiswal, two of the six accused in the high profile Navy War Rook leak case.

Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Seema Maini set free the two accused, who were arrested on April 6 this year by the CBI from Pune, on bail on the ground that 90 days had expired from the date on which they were first produced in court.

The court ordered both accused to sign a personal bond of Rs one lakh each and a local surety of the like amount.

Passing the order on the bail application filed under section 167 (2) CrPC, the court observed that the CBI has conceded that the investigation against the two accused was not yet complete and under the circumstances it did not see any reason for not granting the bail.

CBI had filed a fresh charge sheet on July 3 against five other accused in the case including Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash's nephew Ravi Shankaran who was still absconding.

However, the agency did not name Bajaj and Jaiswal in the chargesheet saying it needed time for further investigation into the role played by the duo in leaking sensitive documents from highly restricted defence areas.

The CBI had added that a supplementary chargesheet may be filed soon on receiving conclusive proof against Bajaj and Jaiswal.

Granting the bail, the court also ordered the two accused not to leave the country as the probe was still pending against them and instructed them to file an undertaking in the court pledging their full cooperation in the investigation.

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