Pune: A Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) scientist, who was working at one of DRDO’s facilities in Pune, has been arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for providing classified information to Pakistani intelligence agency , officials said today. , Officials said that it is a case of honeytrap.
According to the ATS, the DRDO scientist was found to have been in contact with an agent of a “Pakistan intelligence operative” through WhatsApp and video calls.
The accused, who held a senior position in DRDO, was arrested on Wednesday. An ATS release said, “The scientist, abusing his official position, despite knowing that if the secrets of the officials obtained by the enemy country could pose a threat to the security of the country, he would not disclose the details to the enemy country.” be provided.”
Maharashtra Police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad, Kalachowki, Mumbai has registered a case under Section 1923 of the Official Secrets Act 1923 and other relevant sections. Further investigation is being done by the investigating officer.
(with inputs from agencies)