Seven naval officers indicted in Sindhuratna mishap probe

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    Seven naval officers have been indicted for culpability in the INS Sindhuratna tragedy which left two officers dead and several injured.

    The Naval probe into the incident ended today after it indicted seven officers as culpable of omission for the Sindhuratna mishap, Times Now reported. Disciplinary proceedings have also been initiated in the matter.

    In May, the Supreme Court had dismissed a PIL seeking a court-monitored probe into the fire tragedy in the Indian Navy submarine and a compensation of Rs 1 crore each for relatives of the two naval officers who died in the incident.

    At the time, the SC had declined to pass any direction on the petition which claimed the officers died allegedly due to technical and maintenance failure of batteries in the submarine.
    The PIL, filed by advocates Subrata Das and N Rajaraman, had also sought a direction for producing the communication between the Defence Ministry and the Navy Command relating to the maintenance of submarines, particularly Sindhuratna.

    Seven sailors were also injured when fire had erupted on board Sindhuratna around 40 nautical miles off Mumbai on 26 February. Navy Chief Admiral D K Joshi resigned taking moral responsibility for the incident. The Navy had said human miscalculation led to the fire that broke out in the cables of the submarine. The probe had mentioned a deviation from standard operating procedure.

    The PIL had sought the court's direction to the Defence Ministry to submit the status report on the action taken by it on the requisitions concerning repairs and replacement of safety equipment of the armed forces.

    Seven naval officers indicted in Sindhuratna tragedy probe

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