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CBI to probe Navy war room leak

The action follows media reports that commission was paid for the purchase of six French 'Scorpene' submarines.

india Updated: Feb 19, 2006 16:15 IST

The Defence Ministry has asked CBI to probe "war room leaks" of the Naval head-quarters, which had led to sacking of three senior naval officials.

Confirming this, an official spokesman told a news agency that the case has been referred to CBI.

The terms of references were being worked out.

The terms of reference is likely to be released on Monday, the spokesperson said.

The government action follows media reports that war room leaks pertain to the recent mega deal worth Rs 13,000 crore for purchase of six French Scorpene submarines.

The media reports had alleged that commission had been paid in the deal.

First Published: Feb 19, 2006 15:57 IST