LONDON COURT ACCEPTS EVIDENCE GIVEN BY INDIAN AUTHORITIES IN CONNECTION WITH EXTRADITION OF AN ACCUSED IN THE NAVAL WAR ROOM LEAK CASE INVESTIGATED BY CBI

Press Release
New Delhi , 20-12-2011

 

 

The District Court in London has accepted the evidence presented by Indian Authorities in connection with extradition of an accused (Sh. Ravi Shankaran) in the Naval War Room leak case which was investigated by CBI. In the order passed on 19.12.2011, the Court has ruled that there is an admissible case against the accused Ravi Shankaran. Now the case is fixed for hearing on 30th December, 2011.

Sh. Ravi Shankaran is an accused in Naval War Room Leak Case and has been absconding since registration of the case by CBI in March, 2006. He was chargesheeted by CBI along with others in July, 2006. An extradition request was sent to United Kingdom in 2007. An Interpol Red Notice was also issued against him in 2006. He was arrested by UK authorities in April, 2010 on the basis of the non bailable warrants of arrest issued by the Court of CMM, Delhi.

As a result of close coordinated efforts between Crown Prosecution Services, UK, High Commission of India, London and CBI, the attempts of the accused to cause doubts in the case were successfully refuted. CBI team as well as Forensic expert successfully clarified doubts raised by the defence about the electronic evidence during their deposition before the extradition court in UK.

The extradition process of the accused is in progress as per law.


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