DRDO ‘Intel Leak’ Case In Odisha: Court Grants 7-Day Remand Of 5 Accused To Crime Branch

Balasore: The SDJM court, Balasore on Saturday granted permission to the Crime Branch to take the five persons arrested on charge of leaking classified information from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in the district on 7-day remand.

Crime Branch ADG Sanjeev Panda said interrogation of the accused will be conducted in Cuttack. While the Crime Branch has started the investigation, a two-member team of National Investigation Agency (NIA) has reached here to go into details of the espionage case.

The five arrested persons include four contractual employees of the ITR and a driver belonging to Uttar Pradesh. The five accused have been booked under various sections of the Official Secrets Act.

The five persons have been arrested on charges of espionage and transmitting crucial defence secrets to Pakistani agents.

On Friday, the Crime Branch picked up four Bangladeshis from a refugee camp near Chandipur in connection with the case. With this the total arrested persons have gone up to 9.

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