Mumbai: Mazgaon Dock Staffer, Honey-Trapped By Pak Intelligence Into Sharing Sensitive Info, Arrested By ATS

Mumbai: Mazgaon Dock Staffer, Honey-Trapped By Pak Intelligence Into Sharing Sensitive Info, Arrested By ATS

ATS sources claim that the woman who talked to the accused Kalpesh was an agent of the PIO and is trying to collect sensitive information from Kalpesh by honey-trapping him.

Ashish SinghUpdated: Tuesday, March 12, 2024, 07:36 AM IST
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Kalpesh Baikar has been arrested by ATS for spying for Pakistan | Facebook

Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a 31-year-old structural fabricator from Mazgaon Dockyard for allegedly leaking sensitive information on restricted areas to Pakistani intelligence operatives (PIO) who honey-trapped him. ATS has registered a case under the Official Secrets Act against Kalpesh Baikar and others on his contact list.

According to sources, Kalpesh had been chatting with a woman on social media for several months, and their conversation progressed to the point where he started following her orders. The allegation is that Kalpesh, who works in a place sensitive to the country's security, shared important information with his social media friend, the accused, in exchange for money.

ATS sources claim that the woman who talked to the accused Kalpesh was an agent of the PIO and is trying to collect sensitive information from Kalpesh by honey-trapping him.

Who is Kalpesh Baikar?

According to his Facebook profile, Kalpesh Baikar was employed as a Fabricator at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd. Hailing from Alibaug in Raigad district, Baikar completed a Fitter course at an ITI college in Alibaug. He has been associated with Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders for the past decade, having joined the company in May 2014.

Kalpesh Baikar's Facebook profile

Kalpesh Baikar's Facebook profile |

Similar Case Reported Earlier In December 2023

This is not the first such case. In December, the Maharashtra ATS arrested a 23-year-old Gaurav Patil, who worked at Mazgaon Dockyard in Mumbai, for allegedly sharing confidential information with an agent of a Pakistani-based Intelligence Operative (PIO).

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