New Delhi: The army has decided to set up a Court of Inquiry (CoI) against Maj. Santanu Dey, who is accused of having in his possession sensitive documents. Maj. Dey, who was posted in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, was allegedly in posession of up to 2,000 documents which he was not authorized to have access to. The Indian authorities were alerted by US intelengence agencies on this.
The CoI comes after a joint investigation of the Military Intellegence (MI) and National Investigation Agency (NIA) have ruled out the possibility that the officer was intentionally spying. The MI and NIA had however raised questions about how documents, reportedly about the army’s war plans, came in his posession and the CoI would now investigate the same.