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Friday, July 26, 2024

DRDO ITR official arrested for leaking info to Rawalpindi-based Pak agent: Odisha

A DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) was taken into custody by the police in Odisha’s Balasore. The Balasore police took a senior technical officer working at Chandipur’s Integrated Test Range (ITR) into custody. He has been charged with passing DRDO’s classified information to a foreign agent.

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“We have arrested 1 accused under Sections 120-A, 120-B and 34 of the IPC, and Sections 3, 4 and 5 of the Official Secrets Act for sharing the confidential and sensitive information to accused the who is located at Rawalpindi of Pakistan”, Balasore Eastern Range IGP Himanshu Lal informed the media. “We found evidence against the ITR employee for sharing classified and highly sensitive information related to missile testing to an agent of Pakistan for sexual as well as suspected monetary gratification”, Lal added.

As per reports, the DRDO ITR official identified as Baburam Dey was honey-trapped by a Pakistani women agent with whom he shared the classified information. He befriended the woman on social media. The 51-year-old is a resident of Balasore District’s Jaleswar.

Balasore SP Sagarika Nath stated that the employee was under surveillance by the district police after they received information about Dey’s anti-national and espionage activities. The official was arrested on Friday (February 24) and further investigation into the matter is underway confirmed, IGP Lal. His bank account details and phone calls are being examined.

Four contractual employees of Chandipur’s DRDO ITR were arrested in September 2021. The four were charged with sharing classified secrets with a Pakistani agent. At that time, the Odisha crime branch that took over the investigation from Balasore police discovered that a Pakistani woman had ‘honey-trapped’ the four.

In February 2021, Balasore Additional District Judge (ADJ) court convicted and awarded life imprisonment to Ishwar Behera, a former cameraman at DRDO’s Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur on charges of espionage. Behera was arrested in January 2015 for passing confidential information to Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI regarding the testing of missiles at the ITR.

(Featured Image Source: ANI)

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  1. For sexual favours? From a woman located in Rawalpindi? Gives a whole new meaning to “long distance” 🙂 I guess she was doing some sort of nude streaming for this scum.

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