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Man arrested in Odisha for passing on defence secrets

India Blooms News Service | | 24 Jan 2015, 02:44 pm
Bhubaneswar, Jan 24 (IBNS) police have arrested a in Odisha, charging him with him of passing defence secrets to Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency.

Police said on Saturday that 35-year-old Ishwar Chandra Behera was arrested on Friday.

He was allegedly passing on information about missile activities conducted at a unit of India's Defence Research & Development Organisation. He was working at the unit  as a cameraman.

Odisha's inspector general of police A.K Panigrahi said Behera had been doing this for the last 8-10 months.  "He confessed that he had met an (ISI) agent in Kolkata a number of times and passed on vital information," he said.

Behera was found to have received 'substantial amount of money' transferred to his bank account from places like Abu Dhabi and Mumbai. Investigation was on to ascertain whether he had accomplices.