Terror arrests: No classified information compromised, says DRDO

Aijaz Ahmed Mirza, a DRDO scientist arrested along with 10 others on charges of plotting terror attacks in Karnataka, was not involved in any sensitive work in the organisation, Defence Research and Development Organisation said today.

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"He was not involved in any sensitive work and as such no sensitive or classified information has been compromised. Disciplinary action as per GOI (Government of India) rules is being taken," it said.

Twenty-six-year-old Mirza had been placed as Junior Research Fellow (JRF) for the past few months, at Centre for Air Borne Systems (CABS), a DRDO laboratory here.

Verification of his antecedents including by police was conducted in the process of Mirza's placement on the temporary position of JRF, DRDO said in a statement.

Under the Research fellowship scheme, DRDO offers opportunities to young scientists and engineers for working at DRDO labs in the areas of basic research relevant to the laboratory.

"Their antecedents are verified and police verification is conducted in the process of recruiting them as research fellows," the statement added.

City police yesterday announced the arrest of the 11 with suspected links to terror outfits Lashkar-e-Taiba and HUJI and claimed to have foiled their plot to kill MPs, legislators and mediapersons and some pro-Hindutva leaders.

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