Australian Court Granted Temporary Injunction on Further Publication Of Scorpene Data :- On Monday, an Australian Court granted temporary injunction against further publication of leaked data related to Scorpene submarine by ‘The Australian’ newspaper on an application moved by French defence firm DCNS that has been rocked by the document leak scandal.
Earlier, The Australian newspaper had said that it will publish the documents regarding the weapons system of the submarine on Monday but had not done so.
Through the application filed, DCNS has demanded The Australian newspaper to remove the documents which it has published on its website and prevent further publishing of other documents.
On Sunday, the lawyer of DCNS firm had told the newspaper that the publication of this highly valuable document causes a direct harm to DCNS company and its customer in terms of reputation, image and spread of sensitive and restricted information.
The French public prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into the data leak, with DCNS filing a complaint of breach of trust. Over 22,000 pages of top secret data have been leaked. The leaked top secret data contained the information about the capabilities of 6 highly advanced Scorpene submarines being built for the Indian Navy in Mumbai in collaboration with the French company DCNS.