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Sep 18, 2008 at 01:14am IST

Indian charged with stealing Intel secrets

New Delhi: An Indian software engineer in the US has been charged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for stealing trade secrets of software giant Intel Corp.

Thirty-three year old Biswamohan Pani joined chip maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD) after resigning from Intel.

The FBI reportedly found some sensitive documents at his home including design plans for future processor chips.

During a raid at Pani's home on July 1, the FBI recovered eight Intel documents and 19 CAD drawings. All the documents and drawing were classified as confidential, secret, or top secret.

He denied any charges of theft, but he surrendered his passport to US authorities. He claimed that he had taken the documents and drawing only to help tutor his wife Vandana Padhi in her new job.

He has not been arrested but case is being tried at the US District Court in Boston.

Bishwamohan's father Brundaban Pani, who lives in Bhubaneshwar, claimed that his son was innocent

"My son is innocent and the Indian government should help us to bring him back," Brundaban Pani said..