CBI Raids: The CBI took major action on Tuesday (May 16) in the matter of sharing sensitive information related to the army. Officials said the CBI has registered a case against a freelance journalist for allegedly collecting sensitive information about the Defense Research Development Organization (DRDO) and the Army and sharing it with foreign intelligence agencies.
Sources said that a case has been registered against Vivek Raghuvanshi under the provisions of the Official Secrets Act. The CBI alleged that Raghuvanshi collected “sensitive” and “detailed” details of DRDO and Army projects and shared them with foreign intelligence agencies. The agency is conducting searches at 12 places including Jaipur and Delhi NCR. During this sensitive documents have been recovered.
What did CBI say?
According to news agency PTI, the CBI alleged that it was also gathering details about the future procurement plans of the Indian armed forces which could adversely affect the country’s strategic preparedness. The agency alleges that Raghuvanshi had collected details of India’s strategic and diplomatic interactions with friendly countries, as well as confidential communication information related to national security. He said that if these information came to the fore, India’s bilateral relations with these countries could have deteriorated.
Sources quoted the agency as saying that a detailed investigation has been launched to find out about Raghuvanshi’s associates in India and abroad. The CBI said that Raghuvanshi was also allegedly collecting information about the progress of various DRDO projects.
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