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Naval `spy` sent to 14 days judicial custody

A Delhi Court on Monday remanded a Navy mechanic who was arrested on charges of spying for Pakistan to 14 days judicial custody.



New Delhi: A Delhi Court on Monday remanded a
Navy mechanic who was arrested on charges of spying for
Pakistan to 14 days judicial custody.

Chand Kumar Prasad was produced after five-day custodial
interrogation before Chief Metropolitan Magistrate
Kaveri Baweja. He was sent to judicial custody till June 13.

The accused, who was posted in the Navy`s Aircraft
Maintenance Unit in Mumbai, was arrested by Delhi Police`s
Special Cell from New Delhi Railway Station on May 26.

Arrested under Official Secrets Act, he was allegedly
passing on classified information and "secret and sensitive"
documents like photographs of Hindan Air Base and map of
Meerut Cantonment to a Pakistan High Commission official
through another person.

Prasad, 24, a Naval Air Mechanic-I is a resident of
Chhapra district of Bihar and was posted at Naval air base INS
Shikra in Mumbai. He was in the service for around four years.

INS Shikra is Navy`s only helicopter base, from where
it operates its Sea King, Kamov 28, Kamov 31 and Chetak
helicopters used during the 26/11 attacks by NSG commandos
against terrorists in Nariman House.

PTI

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