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Tamil Nadu: Man held for taking photos of Kalpakkam reactor

Last updated on: August 08, 2013 11:56 IST

A contract labourer at the Madras Atomic Power station at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu has been arrested after some pen drives and a mobile phone that had over 400 photos of the BHAVINI Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor were seized from him, police said on Thursday.

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

A contract labourer at the Madras Atomic Power station at Kalpakkam in Tamil Nadu has been arrested after some pen drives and a mobile phone that had over 400 photos of the BHAVINI Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor were seized from him, police said on Thursday.

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

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

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