DRDO espionage case: Another mysterious woman’s link suspected

Bhubaneswar: A new twist has surfaced in relation with the highly sensitive Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) espionage case where another woman was reportedly linked to the incident.

The woman had called the accused and asked to send the money following which the accused has deposited Rs 40,000 in the two bank accounts of the woman involved in this incident. The two accounts has been found to be owned by Axis and Indian Bank in Maharashtra’s Mumbai. Later the following day, again an amount of Rs 40,000 was deposited to an account of State Bank of India (SBI) in Chandipur.

It is being suspected that a sleeper cell is working in Odisha. A team of Crime Branch will travel Mumbai to intensify the investigation further. As of now, five suspects have been arrested in this connection.

Earlier in October, Odisha Crime Branch had confirmed Pakistan links of one mysterious woman. Crime Branch ADG Sanjeeb Panda said that the Pakistan link in the espionage case that 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.

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