ISRO official under scanner for passing information to Pakistan spy
New Delhi, Oct 29: An ISRO official is under the scanner after the Delhi police bust a spying ring being run right out of the Pakistan High Commission.
Mehmood Akthar, the staffer in the high commission at Delhi who was declared non persona grata on Thursday revealed that he had sourced information from an ISRO official.
The Delhi police which has a recording of his confession, however did not reveal the name of the official. It is under investigation and the details will be made available after further investigation, the investigating officer said.
Akthar said that he had several persons in India from whom he would source information. The Delhi police has arrested three persons in connection with this spying ring so far.
Meanwhile the police is verifying the bank accounts of three other accused-Shoaib, Subhash Jahangir and Maulana Ramzan. The trio were arrested after Akthar was questioned. The police feel that a lot of answers lie in the bank transactions of these persons.
There is information about money being transferred to some persons in exchange for information. Investigations suggested that Ramzan was paid Rs 50,000 a month to gather and pass on sensitive information relating to the Defence sector.