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DRDO espionage: Odisha Crime Branch to seek help of Interpol to nab woman handler

30/09/2021 at 10:38 PM

Cuttack, Sep 30: Odisha Crime Branch which is probing the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) espionage case, will seek the assistance of the Interpol to nab the woman handler who was spying for Pakistan intelligence.

Interpol will elicit further clues and antecedents of the woman handler who had befriended the arrested accused persons for passing the classified information and the top secretes to suspected subversive elements from the DRDO, Odisha.

Additional Director General, Crime Branch, Sanjeev Panda said, in order to nab the mastermind woman, the Crime Branch will seek Interpol’s help as the international body facilitates worldwide police cooperation and crime control.

The role of an elusive woman operative in the espionage case has been collaboratively established. She was in constant touch with the accused.

The woman operative used a virtual number from the United Kingdom to trap the accused persons. The phone number was rerouted through several IP addresses to conceal its original location.

During investigation, the photograph of the woman operative has already been acquired. The footage of the handler’ video conference calls with the accused were also obtained to ascertain her connivance with the prima facie, he added.

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