Spying on DRDO: “Honey trap” angle emerges


Bhubaneswar: Following the arrest of contractual staffers of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) on charges of leaking classified defence secrets to foreign agents, a “honey trap” Angle has emerged.

As per available information, the arrested accused had reportedly been in constant touch with a woman.

One of the accused, identified as Hemant Mistry, worked as DG operator here.

Odisha police on Tuesday arrested four staff members of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), employed on contract, for allegedly sharing classified defence secrets with suspected agents from Pakistan.

Sources said that one of the accused, Basanta Behera, engaged in Pad III of Prithvi missile centre, was in regular touch with his handler. He has been found calling and receiving ISD calls frequently.

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