DRDO espionage case: Employee of Military Engineering Services, Jodhpur involved

Bhubaneswar: In a recent development in the highly sensitive Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) espionage case, it is learnt that a Class-IV employee of the Military Engineering Services in Jodhpur has also been honey-trapped, informed Crime Investigation Department (CID) of Rajasthan.

The Rajasthan CID has communicated has communicated with Odisha Crime Branch for assistance after the new link has come to the light.

Reportedly, one Lulu International Agency in Dubai has transferred Rs 24,000 to the bank account of one of the earlier arrested accused.

Earlier this month, Odisha Crime Branch had confirmed Pakistan links of the mysterious woman. Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda said the Pakistan link in the espionage case has been established from four Facebook account of the mystery woman.

The accounts were being operated from Pakistan through proxy IPs to keep the location secret. Out of the four accounts, three were operated from Islamabad whereas one was from Rawalpindi, informed Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda.

Most of the time they were using proxy IP adresses of Pakistan. They have also used proxy IPs of India, US and Germany to hide secrets, said Crime Branch ADG.

Noteworthy, Odisha Police arrested five contractual employees of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Chandipur in Balasore district on charges of leaking classified defence secrets to foreign agents. Later it had been learned that the accused persons had been honey-trapped by a suspected female operatives.

Also read: DRDO espionage case: Crime Branch to seek assistance of Interpol

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