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Probe on disclosure of classified Rafale information: Defence minister

City-based Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI seeking information from the Defence Ministry about the “stolen” Rafale files and action taken by the ministry in this regard.

india Updated: May 15, 2019 07:11 IST
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The Ministry of Defense (Security Office) has ordered an internal inquiry on disclosure of classified official information into public domain and violation of manual of security instructions
The Ministry of Defense (Security Office) has ordered an internal inquiry on disclosure of classified official information into public domain and violation of manual of security instructions(PTI)
         

An internal inquiry has been ordered on disclosure of classified information in the Rafale deal, the Defence Ministry has said in an RTI query.

City-based Right to Information (RTI) activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI seeking information from the Defence Ministry about the “stolen” Rafale files and action taken by the ministry in this regard.

Galgali had also sought to know whether the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman were aware about the stolen files and if yes, then whether a police complaint had been filed.

Replying to his query, Sushil Kumar, the deputy secretary (Air Acquisition) and CPIO Air Acquisition (Capital) Wing, stated that the ministry has ordered an internal inquiry.

In his reply dated May 7, Kumar said, “The Ministry of Defense (Security Office) has ordered an internal inquiry on disclosure of classified official information into public domain and violation of manual of security instructions.”

First Published: May 15, 2019 07:11 IST

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