Police to seek Interpol’s help in locating suspect in DRDO spy case
As part of a further investigation into DRDO’s Integrated Test Field (ITR) spy case, Odisha Police will now seek Interpol’s assistance in investigating the fate of the alleged woman. hired the five contract workers to disclose confidential information.
Additional DGP, Crime Directorate, Odisha Police, Sanjeev Panda told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that an image of the woman had been obtained along with footage of her during video calls with the ‘accused.
“It’s a set procedure that since the woman was using a UK number to get in touch with the accused, we will have to seek help from Interpol. The photographs and videos match these, so we’ll start to investigate the matter further, ”Panda said.
In addition to contacting the accused, investigations also revealed that the woman had hacked the cell phone of one of the accused for eight months and stole information related to ITR Chandipur.
Earlier investigations into the case revealed that one of the five defendants received 38,000 Dubai rupees in two installments. Police have not yet determined whether the money was transferred by the suspicious woman.
Police said the woman first befriended the accused via Facebook and lured them in with marriage proposals.
She posed as a resident of Balasore and also video called two of the defendants, police said.
The defendants are currently accommodated at the Crime Branch headquarters in Cuttack. The five people arrested in the case include Sachin Kumar, a driver in Chandipur DRDO, Basanta Behera, an AC operator, Hemanta Kumar Mistri, a diesel generator operator, Tapas Ranjan Nayak, an employee at the main gate of ITR and SK Musafir, a CA Operator.