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Man arrested for taking photos of Kalpakkam reactor

Shafir Ali was arrested on Tuesday by the Central Industrial Security Force as they found in his possesssion pen drives and card readers while frisking him before letting him in for his daily duty, police said.

Published: 08th August 2013 10:31 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th August 2013 10:32 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

A contract labourer at the Madras Atomic Power station at Kalpakkam here has been arrested after some pendrives and a mobile phone that had over 400 photos of the BHAVINI Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor were seized from him, police said today.

Shafir Ali was arrested on Tuesday by the Central Industrial Security Force as they found in his possesssion pen drives and card readers while frisking him before letting him in for his daily duty, police said.

He was handed over to Kalpakkam Police and after investigation, police said the cellphone and pendrives in his possession showed over 400 pictures of the upcoming BHAVINI Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor, all taken from locations which were barred for entry.

Shafir Ali, a diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering on contractual assignment through a company, has been working at the Madras Atomic Power station campus, and belongs to Cheyyur near Madurantakam and is known to be an organisational worker of the DMK party, police said.

He is said to have explained away his activity as mere documenting for his own records, police said.

Police said he was arrested under section 18 of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962.

He was produced before the local Magistrate yesterday and remanded to judicial custody.



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