ITR cameraman arrested for spying for ISI

Bhubaneswar, January 23: The Balasore police in Odisha on
Friday arrested one Iswar Chandra Behera (35) of Kantipur village under
Baisingha police station of Mayurbhanj, working as contractual photographer and
videographer at Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur on the charges of spying
for Pakistani intelligence agency ISI.
According to Eastern Range IG Asit Panigrahi, the Balasore police
had been keeping Iswar under constant surveillance for last six months after
getting alert input from State Intelligence IG Arun Sarangi.
The accused has been booked under sections 121 A, 120 B of
IPC and 3,4,5 of Official Secret Act 1923, added Balasore SP Awinash Kumar.
The police also seized a pen drive, hard disk of his
personal computer and two mobile handsets from Behera.
After he was track down the investigating agencies could
learn that the Behera had shared vital secret information pertaining about
missile’s and range establishment with foreign agencies in lieu of money.
 “During investigation
police could detect about Rs 50000 deposited in his bank account which were sent
either by money order or account transfer from Meerrut, Mumbai, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh
and overseas Abudabhi,” said Panigrahi.

“His subversive activities were detected after he was
kept under monitoring. Right now about Rs 50,000 has been detected in his
account. Further investigation is on to know whether he has some more accounts
in other banks.”

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