Navy war room leak case: Court imposes Rs 5k cost on CBI
A special court has slapped a penalty of Rs 5,000 on CBI for causing an “infructuous” hearing in the 2006 Naval War Room leak case in which arms dealer Abhishek Verma and four former naval officers, including a Wing Commander, are facing trial.
The court passed the order as no prosecution witness could be examined due to the unavailability of the special prosecutor who was said to be busy in Delhi High Court.
“Witness is also present since morning. It is now stated by proxy counsel that he is held up in High Court in some matter and he will be coming around lunch time.
“However, other defence counsel submit that they are not willing to wait till that time, as they are waiting since morning and they have urgent matters in other courts to attend,” Judge said.