MES staff held in espionage case; Rajasthan police seeks Odisha CB’s help

Bhubaneswar/Balasore: Revealing fresh details regarding Chandipur DRDO espionage case, Odisha Crime Branch today revealed that the elusive woman operative in spy ring had also honey trapped a Class-IV employee of Military Engineering Services (MES), Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

CB sources said the youth had passed vital information from Jodhpur MES office to the “mysterious” woman. A case in this regard was registered with Rajasthan Crime Investigation Department (CID)on October 15 this year. Seeking assistance in this case, Rajasthan CID has recently contacted Odisha Crime Branch.

Besides, its has also been revealed that one of the five accused had received a cash transfer of Rs 24,000 from Lulu International Exchange Centre, a Dubai-based money transfer agency. The CB is further investigating to find out transaction details of remaining Rs 14,000 sent to bank account of the accused, sources added.

Earlier, Crime Branch Additional Director General (ADG) Sanjeeb Panda had revealed that one of the five accused had received a cash transfer of around Rs 38,000 from Dubai in two trances.

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On September 14, the Balasore police had arrested five former contractual employees of DRDO Chandipur in Balasore district on charges of sharing classified information with unknown foreign agents, who were suspected to be from Pakistan.

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