Four contractual staff of DRDO’s built-in check vary in Odisha’s Balasore district had been arrested on Tuesday for allegedly passing categorized info to suspected Pakistani brokers, the police mentioned.
The 4 had been initially detained for questioning, mentioned Himansu Kumar Lal, Inspector General, Eastern Range.
They had been arrested following the interrogation, he said.
The motion got here within the wake of intelligence inputs which urged that some individuals are “wrongfully and wilfully speaking categorized protection secrets and techniques to overseas brokers, showing to be Pakistani brokers, being contacted by way of varied ISD cellphone numbers”, the Balasore Police mentioned in a launch.
Multiple police groups, consisting of 4 DSPs and as many inspector-rank officers, had been fashioned and the contractual staff of the Defense Research and Development Organization’s (DRDO’s) check vary in Chandipur detained following raids.
They have been accused of leaking categorized info to the overseas brokers and getting “wrongful financial advantages in return, the discharge mentioned.
Several incriminating supplies had been additionally recovered, based on the police.
A case has been lodged at Chandipur police station underneath varied sections of the Indian Penal Code and the Official Secrets Act “for committing offence of inflicting severe hurt to the safety, sovereignty and integrity of our nation”, the discharge mentioned.
DRDO officers, when contacted, refused to touch upon the matter, and mentioned that the police had been trying into the matter.
In an identical case in Balasore in 2014, a contractual photographer, Iswar Behera , was apprehended after he was discovered leaking delicate details about the check vary.
A periods court docket sentenced him to life imprisonment on February 11.