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Odisha Crime Branch to probe into DRDO espionage case

15/09/2021 at 5:48 PM

Bhubaneswar, Sep 15: The Odisha Crime Branch (CB) will launch a probe into the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) espionage case, according to reports.

Earlier, four Defence Research and Development Organisation contractual staffers were arrested in Odisha for allegedly passing defence secrets to “Pakistani” agents.

According to sources, one of the accused had link with a woman. The woman reportedly lured the accused to leak secret information of DRDO to Pakistani agents.

Earlier, Ishwar Chandra Behera, a cameraman at Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur was arrested in February 2015 on espionage case.

On February 11, 2021, Behera was sentenced to life imprisonment for spying for Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.

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