BALASORE: The Further District and Periods Court docket of Balasore on Thursday awarded life imprisonment to a videographer who was arrested on fees of spying six years in the past.
Choose Girija Prasad Mohapatra convicted Iswar Chandra Behera underneath sections of 121 (A) (Waging, or making an attempt to wage struggle, or abetting waging of struggle, in opposition to the Authorities of India), 120 (B) (legal conspiracy), and Sections 3, 4, 5 of Official Secrets and techniques Act, 1923. The court docket additionally directed him to pay a effective of Rs 10,000.
A former contractual worker of Defence Analysis and Improvement Organisation (DRDO), Behera was arrested on January 23, 2015, by a particular crew of police following a joint investigation by the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and State Intelligence Wing for over 10 months.
He was picked up from Balasore after which taken to his Kantipur residence from the place police seized two cell telephones, a pc, one exhausting disc, pen drives, financial institution passbooks, checking account statements, and a UPS.
In keeping with the prosecution, Behera had obtained cash from Abu Dhabi, Meerut, Mumbai, Bihar, and Andhra Pradesh for allegedly sharing defence secrecy and details about testing of missiles and important defence installations positioned in Chandipur and Kalam Island. Police had retrieved an audio clipping of his dialog with the suspected ISI brokers.
A graduate from Remuna School, Behera had joined the Built-in Check Vary (ITR) with a month-to-month wage of Rs 8,000 in August 2007 and was working as a contractual videographer within the CCTV part of the management tower.
Behera had initially denied his hyperlinks however later confessed to sharing info and movies from the take a look at vary. He was involved with suspected ISI brokers and had obtained Rs 35,000 in six installments between December 2013 and December 2014.