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CBI to leave for UK to bring back Shankaran

A team of sleuths from the Central Bureau of Investigations (CBI) is all set to leave for England to bring back Ravi Shankaran, a former naval commander and the main accused in the Navy War Room leak case. All legal hurdles in the way of his extradition were removed when a court in England on Wednesday ruled in favour of extradition.

The team of CBI officials, having overcome legal hurdles, will now take up the matter with the states department of the British government, to whom the matter has been referred to.

‘It has to be a political decision and would be taken at the highest level by a person no less than the secretary of state Theresa May,’ said a senior agency official. According to CBI sources, pressure would also be brought on the British government through diplomatic channels to expedite the extradition process as this would help the UPA government come clean on various issues of corruption plaguing Ministry of Defence.

Shankaran is related to the former chief of naval staff Admiral Arun Prakash and had left country in 2006 before the CBI could register a case in the matter. He is also closely linked to Abhishek Verma, the infamous arms dealer who is currently facing incarceration in various cases including the War Room leak case.
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