Pradeep Kurulkar case : ATS Seeks Polygraph Test for DRDO Scientist Involved in Espionage Case

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In a major development concerning the espionage case involving a scientist from the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Maharashtra police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has made a significant move by requesting a polygraph test for the accused, Pradeep Kurulkar.

Pradeep Kurulkar has been accused of sharing classified information with a Pakistani agent, and the ATS officials, after consulting with Kurulkar’s family, officially filed the application on Tuesday. Following an extended period of police custody, Kurulkar was presented before a special court, which ordered him to be held in judicial custody until May 29th.

The ATS officials have submitted a request seeking permission for the polygraph test of the accused. In their submission, the ATS has assured that they will maintain proper communication and provide information about the polygraph test to Kurulkar’s family and defense lawyer.

Additionally, it has been decided that Kurulkar will be housed in a special cell at Yerwada jail. This arrangement aims to separate him from the general barracks and keep him in a designated area, enhancing security and preventing potential complications within the prison environment.

The charges against Kurulkar primarily revolve around his alleged communication with an agent affiliated with a “Pakistan Intelligence Operative” through WhatsApp and video calls, suggesting the possibility of a honeytrap scheme. His arrest has resulted in charges being filed against him under relevant sections of the Official Secrets Act, highlighting the gravity of the situation.