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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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