ET Bureau|Updated: Oct 09, 2018,
New Delhi: Two scientists from the Defence Research and Development Organisation and one from Brahmos Aerospace have been detained for allegedly leaking confidential documents to a suspected Pakistan-based ISI agent after becoming targets of a honeytrap.
Two of the scientists are working with the DRDO’s Defence Materials and Stores Research and Development Establishment in Kanpur. The third scientist is working at a Brahmos unit in Nagpur, which is involved in making critical components for the missile, according to sources.
The missile, which is supersonic, can be fired from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. This person had been working at the Technical Research Section of the Nagpur unit for several years.
The three scientists were active on some social media sites, where they were allegedly compromised.
The Military Intelligence wing of the Central Army Command had been examining their activities on these sites and figured that they had allegedly become targets of honeytrap.
It is suspected that the scientists had transferred some confidential documents to an ISI agent, who was pretending to be a woman, according to sources.
The Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra ATS were alerted about the matter and the scientists were thereafter detained.
The computers of the three individuals have been seized and the authorities are questioning their associates.