Cops get 7-day remand of DRDO lensman

Balasore: The SDJM court here today allowed police to take DRDO contractual lensman Ishwara Behera, who was arrested on charges of passing confidential information to Pakistan’s intelligence agency, on 7-day remand, instead of 14 days it had requested, for further questioning.

Behera, a resident of Kantipur village in Baisinga block of Mayurbhanj district, was arrested for allegedly supplying secret information on various missiles test-fired by DRDO from Wheeler Island to his ISI conduit in Kolkata.

Acting on IB inputs, the police had kept strict vigil on Behera’s activities. He was tracked for eight months and was caught with evidence that he was keeping secret contact with the ISI agent in Kolkata.