Resident of Madarihat arrested for leaking confidential DRDO information

On the basis of special inputs from the military, Binnaguri based military intelligence, SSB (Sashastra Seema Bal) and Jaigaon police conducted special operations in which they arrested a person named Rafiqul Islam with confidential kits of DRDO and. The leak of information is a very sensitive matter.

Rafiqul Islam, a resident of Madarhat in Alipurduar district, was arrested on Wednesday in this case. A kit of Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has been obtained from him which includes radio elements and a report signed by DRDO scientist Neeraj Kumar. In the report, details and characteristic features of a very powerful missile are mentioned.

According to the technical experts of the army, the reports is believed to be in relation to the BrahMos-II missile, which is still in the process of testing. It is to be launched in 2020.

In the interrogation so far, Rafiqul Islam has said that he got this kit of DRDO in Medinipur. It was supposed to taken to Bhutan. Where the kit was to be delivered to a person. Rafiqul will be presented to the court for remand. In order to expose the conspiracy against the Nation’s security.

Recently, Nishant Agrawal, an engineer of BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd associated with its missile projects in Nagpur was arrested on Monday in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (UP ATS), its Maharashtra counterpart and Military Intelligence on charges of passing on classified information about the project to Pakistan’s ISI. Since then, the Military Intelligence has been active.

One wing of defense research and development organization is situated at Balasore, Odisha where the test of missile is also done. It is understood that the letter found is a test report of BrahMos or any other similar kind of powerful missile.

BrahMos is an Inter Continental Ballistic Missile. Its construction is done jointly by both India and Russia. The leak of information about its strengths and capabilities is a very sensitive issue.

Source : Dainik Jagran

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