BALASORE:The District and Sessions Judge of Balasore, Biranchi Narayan Mohanty, on Tuesday rejected the bail application of Iswar Chandra Behera, a contractual employee of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), who was arrested in January this year. Behera is in judicial custody ever since his arrest for his alleged links with Pakistan spying agency ISI.
Earlier, lower courts had also rejected his bail pleas on three occasions and the matter was placed before the District Judge.
The Sessions Court had heard his case on Monday and reserved its verdict.
Rejecting his bail plea, the court observed that investigation against Behera is not complete yet though police have submitted preliminary chargesheet. There is every possibility of tampering the evidence if he is granted bail, it added.
Meanwhile, sources in the State Crime Branch of police investigating the case said the DRDO is yet to supply data related to the conversation of Behera with suspected elements, as sought by the investigators.
Behera (35), a native of Kantipur village in Mayurbhanj district, was engaged as a cameraperson on contractual basis in the ITR here since August 2007.