Nashik: HAL Employee Arrested For Supplying Secret Information To Pakistan’s ISI

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Mubarak Ansari

Pune/Nashik, October 9, 2020: The Nashik Unit of Anti-terrorism Squad (ATS), Maharashtra State, has  arrested a man for allegedly supplying secret information about Indian fighter aircrafts and their manufacturing Unit, viz. Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL), Nashik to a foreigner.


According to ATS, the information was worked out and the accused, an employee of HAL, has  been arrested by ATS from Nashik. The arrested accused has been identified as Deepak Shirsat. He worked as assistant supervisor (inception).

“Through sustained interrogation of the accused, it is revealed that he was in  constant touch with Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), a Pakistani intelligence agency, and was supplying the secret information about Indian fighter aircrafts and their sensitive details, along with the information related to Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.  (HAL), the aircraft manufacturing Unit at Ozar, Nashik, the airbase and the prohibited  areas inside the manufacturing Unit to the ISI”, ATS said.



An offence under sections 3, 4 & 5 of the Official Secrets Act, 1923 has been  registered against the accused and three mobile handsets with five SIM cards and two memory cards have been seized from his person. The same are being sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for examination.


Arrested Accused Deepak Shirsat.

Today the Competent Court has remanded the accused into ten days’ police  custody.

The operation was carried out and accomplished under the guidance of Deven Bharti, Addl. Director General of Police, ATS, DIG Jayant Naiknavre, SP Ravindrasingh Pardeshi and DCP Dr. Vinaykumar Rathod by ACP Sunil Yadav,  PI Mahadev Waghmode, APIs Sandip Ghuge, Pratima Joglekar, Ekshinge, PSI Sanap  and Head Constables Sampat Jadhav, Pramod Ubale, Govind Jadhav, Sanjay Bhusal,  Vilas Wagh, Dipak Raut and Sudam Sangle.