‘Honey-trapped’ Army jawan hed for shar­ing info with Pak­istani spy

Millennium Post - - Nation -

NEW DELHI: The Ra­jasthan po­lice on Fri­day night ar­rested an Army jawan posted in Jaisalmer dis­trict of the state af­ter it was found that he was al­legedly honey trapped by a Pak­istani­based ISI op­er­a­tive.

The jawan is ac­cused of pass­ing cru­cial in­for­ma­tion to the Pak­istani agent who he met on Face­book.

Ac­cord­ing to news agency re­port, the jawan was in touch with the sus­pected ISI spy who was us­ing the pro­file name of ‘Anika Cho­pra’ on Face­book.

“Army is pro­vid­ing all as­sis­tance to the civil­ian au­thor­i­ties in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion re­lated to the Army jawan who was ar­rested by Ra­jasthan Po­lice,” De­fence PRO Colonel Sam­bit Ghosh told ANI.

The army is now track­ing mul­ti­ple ac­counts of of­fi­cers and jawans to probe if the Pak­istani spy ac­count was in touch with other per­son­nel to get in­for­ma­tion from them, the agency re­ported.

In the re­cent past, a Group Cap­tain of the In­dian Air Force was ap­pre­hended by the coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence units of the Army, Air Force and the In­tel­li­gence Bureau for shar­ing in­for­ma­tion about trans­port air­craft op­er­a­tions as he was posted in the air head­quar­ters here.

A Brah­mos em­ployee was also caught where the Pak­istani spy had used the same modus operandi to trap the of­fi­cial.

Sources in the Army said the jawan was ap­pre­hended and in­ter­ro­gated by in­tel­li­gence agen­cies for over four months af­ter he was found to be in touch with Pak­istani ISI op­er­a­tive on the so­cial me­dia plat­form.

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