DRDO scientist in Pune arrested on charges of espionage
A DRDO scientist, who was working in one of the facilities of DRDO in Pune, has been arrested by Maharashtra ATS on the charges of espionage.
He was found to have had contact with the operatives of Pakistan’s Intelligence Agency through social media via WhatsApp messages, voice calls, video etc, according to the ATS.
The ATS said that despite holding a responsible position, the DRDO official misused his post thereby compromising sensitive government secrets, which could pose a threat to India’s security if it falls into the hands of the enemy nation.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad of Maharashtra Police, Kalachowki, Mumbai, has filed a case under Section 1923 of the Official Secrets Act 1923 and other relevant sections.