Aussie court orders newspaper not to publish leaked Scorpene data
Canberra: An Australian court on Monday ordered a national newspaper to stop the further publication of the leaked Scorpene submarine. A petition in this regard was moved by French defence firm Des Constructions Navales Services (DCNS) which was rocked by the document leak scandal.
“The Australian has no right to release the classified data and it should immediately stop doing it,” ruled the court.
DCNS, in the petition, demanded ‘The Australian’ newspaper to prevent further publishing of the linked documents as well as remove the ones already released on its website. The newspaper had earlier said that it would keep publishing the documents regarding the submarine’s weapons system.
It may be mentioned that more than 22,000 pages of highly confidential data have been leaked. It was regarding the capabilities of six super advanced submarines being built in Mumbai for the Indian Navy in collaboration with DCNS.