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Scorpene document hacking: Court restrains 'The Australian' from releasing confidential data on Indian submarines

Embattled French Defence Firm DCNS Had Approached The Supreme Court In Australia Seeking An Injunction Against 'The Australian' From Further Publishing The Leaked Documents Of India's Scorpene Submarine Project.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 31 Aug 2016, 06:08:48 PM
India's Scorpene submarine project

New Delhi:

Putting a temporary ban, a court in New South Wales on Monday restrained 'The Australian' from releasing more confidential data on the Indian Scorpene Class submarines.

Embattled French defence firm DCNS had approached the Supreme Court in Australia seeking an injunction against 'The Australian' from further publishing the leaked documents of India's Scorpene submarine project.

The DCNS had also sought a court order to the newspaper to hand over the documents in its possession and for the removal of the contents from its website.

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"The publication of this highly valuable document causes a direct harm to DCNS and its customer in terms of spread of sensitive and restricted information, image and reputation," The Australian quoted an affidavit by DCNS lawyer Justine Munsie.

The newspaper had said that it will publish the documents regarding the weapons system of the submarine on Monday.

Over 22,000 pages of top secret data on the capabilities of six highly advanced submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with a French company have been leaked.

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published : 30 Aug 2016, 12:03:00 AM