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The woman had 7 Facebook accounts underneath completely different names and was in contact with the 5 accused by way of social media.

By Debabrata Mohanty

UPDATED ON SEP 25, 2021 09:34 PM IST

The suspected woman handler in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO0 espionage case had promised to go to the properties of one of many 5 accused arrested in the case, high CID officers claimed on Saturday.

Last week, 5 folks — Basanta Behera, Hemanta Kumar Mistry, Tapas Ranjan Nayak, Sk Musafir and Sachin Kumar— had been arrested by police in Balasore district for his or her alleged hyperlinks with a woman handler from Pakistan. They had been reportedly honey-trapped for info on actions on the missile testing facility at ITR Chandipur.

Additional Director General of Police, CID, Sanjeeb Panda mentioned the suspected feminine operative had proposed marriage to two of the arrested accused and promised to go to the home of one other accused situated in Chandipur.

The woman had 7 Facebook accounts underneath completely different names and was in contact with the 5 accused by way of social media platforms like WhatsApp and Facebook on common foundation.

“She used to video call two of the accused frequently. Claiming that she is a resident of Balasore district, the woman had invited one of the accused persons to meet her at her residence in Chandipur,” Panda mentioned after CID officers accomplished the interrogation of the accused.

Panda mentioned the investigation is underway to get particulars of the UK cellphone quantity and the checking account in Dubai from the place one of many accused obtained a money switch of round 38,000. He mentioned efforts are underway to know if the accused obtained extra money from another supply and the precise identification and whereabouts of the woman.

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