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4 Indian naval officers indicted for leaking info on Facebook

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

New Delhi, Jan 26, IRNA -- A Naval Board of Inquiry (BoI) has recommended action against four senior officers for allegedly possessing and leaking classified information through social networking websites.

“A Board of Inquiry (BoI) was conducted against the four officers from the technical branch for allegedly possessing classified information on their personal computers. They were also found to be sharing this on social networking websites such as the Facebook,” pti reported quoting Navy sources here.

They said the charges against the officers were found to be correct by the Board and it has now recommended action against them. The quantum of punishment recommended for these officers was not yet known.

However, the Navy spokesperson here refused to comment on the issue. The inquiry was ordered by the Western Command in December after it suspected that information about service matters was being shared in open domain.

Navy has in the past issued guidelines to its officers and personnel against discussing any official information or identify or their warships' location in public domain.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 30781834

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