Maharashtra ATS arrests DRDO scientist from Pune on espionage charges
5 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
A DRDO scientist from Pune was detained by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on suspicion of espionage.
A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) scientist from Pune was detained by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad on suspicion of espionage.
The DRDO scientist in Pune was allegedly discovered to have communicated with PIO agents through WhatsApp messages, voice calls, and video calls while performing his official duties, according to the police.
“Despite holding a responsible position, the DRDO official has misused his post thereby compromising sensitive government secrets, which could pose a threat to India’s security if it falls into the hands of the enemy nation,” read an official statement.
Maharashtra ATS Kalachowki, Mumbai filed a case under the Official Secrets Act 1923 and other relevant sections. Further investigation in the matter is in progress, police said.
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