Sealed box with DRDO logo found abandoned at fields in India's Maharashtra

The Indian Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) works in areas of military technology, including aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, missiles, naval systems etc. Photograph:( AFP )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Sep 26, 2016, 04.31 PM (IST)
A sealed box bearing the name and logo of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) was found at a farm in India’s western state of Maharashtra

The box was spotted on Sunday by Nandubhau Kakulte, a farmer, at his field in Kikwari Khurd around 70 km from Nashik city.

The box carried instructions that it should be opened by DRDO scientists only and be kept away from electronic items, the police informed.

“After the farmer found the box, he approached the police. They informed the officials concerned, following which a DRDO team came and inspected the box,” sub-divisional police officer (Malegaon rural) Ashok Nakhate told PTI.

“Investigation into the matter is on and only officials of the department concerned can tell properly about what is inside the box. We are questioning four to five people in this regard. However, we suspect that it is an act of mischief,” he said.

DRDO works in areas of military technology, including aeronautics, armaments, combat vehicles, missiles, naval systems, simulation and life sciences.

(WION with inputs from PTI)